Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thematic Photographic 73 - Leaves


Life's a blur
Belleville, ON, October 2009


Not a day goes by that I don't wonder about how out of control things seem these days. Between a schedule with more things on it than there are hours in the day, an endlessly sick household and the added fun of loss and illness, there are days when even falling asleep at night doesn't seem to slow things down.

So when I saw this picture on my camera's screen, I knew it spoke to me somehow. And I stopped (imagine that) and cut myself a bit of slack. It's perfectly fine to feel out of control every once in a while, at least if you listen to car racing legend Mario Andretti, who once said this:
"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
I get that.

Your turn: Ths week's Thematic Photographic theme is "leaves". Joining in is simple: post a pic on your blog, then come back here and leave a link to it in a comment. For more on how TP works, click here. Have a good time channeling the leaves around us!

24 comments:

Klaatu said...

A panda walks into a bar and orders a sandwich. After he finishes it, he pulls out a gun and starts shooting, then goes to walk out the door.
The bartender yells at him "What the hell was that all about?"
" I'm a Panda. Look it up in the dictionary."
The bartender grabs a dictionary from under the counter and reads...

'Panda, related to the raccoon. Black and white bearlike animal native to Tibet and South China.
Eats Shoots and leaves.'

Chairman Mao

Gallow said...

My photo for today just happened to contain a lot of leaves.

http://gallow-photo-year.blogspot.com/2009/10/week-26-day-188-october-28-2009-carpet.html

My turn for a quote:

"Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana." Groucho Marx.

Beverly said...

My recent blogpost has leaves also.

http://beverlywhitcomb.blogspot.com/2009/10/around-neighborhood.html

I don't have any funny quotes up my sleeve right now. I love the one about the panda...

marcia@joyismygoal said...

I did one on Oct 12 I love
http://joyismygoal.blogspot.com/2009/10/wordless-wednesday-and-ruby-tuesday.html

Mojo said...

It has indeed been a grueling month. Not entirely in a bad way, but certainly not "under control".

Actually... make that a grueling year.

Of course I have the "expected" kind of shot. But after the utterly predictable run I've had for the last couple of weeks I had to deke one time, just to keep the goalie honest.

Thematic Photographic 73: "Leaves" v.1.0 - Turning Over An Old Leaf

Rael Wienburg said...

I'm not if I'm doing the right thing here.
Here's a few photos I took of a beautiful tree yesterday

http://raelrant.blogspot.com/

g said...

Whoops! I had a last "Junk" photo today.

I'm working on "Leaves"

www.doves2day.blogspot.com

dianne - bunny trails said...

Stunning shot, Carmi. I love the contrast of colors. Very well executed.

Mine is over here. It definitely contrasts your shot.

Cloudia said...

Good post, Carmi

hapzydeco said...

"Keep on Truckin' but look down once in awhile.

Elisabeth said...

This week I am choosing a subtle, not-so-bright image. The soft colors fascinate me.

http://creativitybitsandpieces.blogspot.com/2009/10/thematic-photographic-leaves.html

Marie Höglund said...

Lovely whith this feeling of fast flying.

http://carpediemmie.blogspot.com/2009/10/tp-73-leaves.html

christina said...

Leaves falls down and together they rest. I think it is a invitation to us people to do the same. Calm down and rest.
Have a nice week!

NJ said...

Hey you were in my neck of the woods!!!

Light and Voices said...

Here is my submission for leaves: http://lightandvoices.blogspot.com/2009/10/thematic-photograph-73-leaves.html.
Joyce M

Gallow said...

There are so many cool opportunities for photos of leaves. I compiled some of my photos from the last 2 days on this blog:

http://sg-photo.blogspot.com/2009/10/leaves.html

I also have several on my daily blog:

http://gallow-photo-year.blogspot.com

I hope you enjoy them.

Rinkly Rimes said...

It's hard to think of Autumn/Fall when, here, everything's sprouting and blooming! So I thought I'd send you this little poem in the hope that it will make you smile and feel less overwhelmed by all your sadness.

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/07/not-so-mellow-fruitfulness.html

LZ Blogger said...

Great shot for a great title to a post! ~ jb///

Mona Sweden said...

My leaves are still clinging to the twigs...

bripolo12 said...

Always loved this pictures of my oldest son playing in the leaves.

http://sandiegoreynoldsfamily.blogspot.com/2009/11/written-inc-leaves.html

Briana Reynolds

MB said...

Thank you for inspiring me to get out and shoot more. Here is one of the few shots I was able to get through the rain: http://finallyfiguringitout.blogspot.com/2009/11/thematic-photographic-73-leaves.html

PastorMac's Ann said...

Have really enjoyed the leaves this week. Almost let the week pass again without posting anything but decided to have a go instead.

Leaves

Sweetly said...

Was actually taking a picture of my new socks but the photo I got fits your theme, Carmi.

Love all your "leaves" photos this week. I love fall.

Here are my leaves.

PastorMac's Ann said...

One more photo of leaves before the theme ends.

This photo left such an impression on my baby, I just couldn't not post it. A moment I'm glad I was able to capture.

Leaves 2