Green/Journey [Nurture Photography]

The trees in our neighbourhood have begun their explosion of colour, leaves turning from lush greens to yellows, reds and golds.

When we’re on our daily walks I often pause. While Mikey is searching around the base of the tree for sticks and leaves to take home with us, I look up through the branches to see the low autumn sun glowing behind each leaf. For a moment in time the leaves take on the appearance of the tall stained glass windows of some magnificent cathedral.

They will eventually begin their journey from the top of towering branches to the ground below, each one at the mercy of the wind as they fall.

For every breath that stirs the trees,
Doth cause a leaf to fall.

From The Autumn, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Head on over to Live and Love Out Loud today to see Kristi’s post about Reflecting upon your own Personal Photography Journey.

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I’m teaming up with Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud to bring you the Nurture Photography Autumn Challenge – a photography challenge aimed at capturing the beauty of fall.

Not experiencing autumn in your part of the world? No problem. All are invited regardless of geographic location.

Two prompts to choose from each week! Share your favorite images inspired by one of our weekly prompts. Or both. It’s totally up to you.

The linky will remain open from 9am Friday – 9am Thursday CST. Link to your Nurture Photography blog post or Flickr photo, not your blog’s home page or Flickr photostream. Don’t forget to visit and comment on the previous entry in the linky list.

We’ll be showcasing some of your lovely photos by pinning some of our favorites to the Nurture Photography Inspiration Board.

We love Instagram just as much as you do! We’ll be on the lookout for your beautiful fall photos, so be sure to use the #nurturephoto hashtag to receive a little bit of Instagram love.

Last, but not least, don’t forget to grab our lovely button!

Please join us again for next weeks prompt: Yellow/Light. The full list of upcoming prompts can be found on the Nurture Photography Photo Challenge Page.


  1. I went for a run this morning, and couldn’t stop smiling at autumn dancing through the leaves of the tree. My favorite oak has gone gold, while the mulberry three that marks my turning point reminds a stubborn shade of green.

    It was a feast for the senses, and I ate it all up 🙂
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    • Please delete my first entry. For some reason, it goes to a dead link 🙁

      The same is true for a few other entries. I clicked on them and was taken to empty pages.

      P.S. I’m loving the feeling of this challenge. Everyone I’ve visited exudes harmony…
      Magaly Guerrero´s last post ..Sorry, but We Don’t Fit

    • Sounds wonderful! I like to look up at the changing leaves each day as I walk the dog. It’s a nice excuse to slow down and experience the season.

      Thanks for taking part 🙂

  2. Your pictures are breathtaking in a simple and sweet way. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to step out of my routine, go out to my garden, my little piece of heaven, my chickens, my vegetable garden, nature… and look through my lense in a different way. I make the time to stop and literally smell the flowers! Yay! Gracias!
    Claudia´s last post ..Autumn: Nurture Photography

    • Thanks so much!

      I feel the same way, it’s wonderful to slow down a little and truly experience nature this time of the year.

    • I came across the word years and years ago, in a poem perhaps? I don’t actually know any Finnish at all! I was an English Student at university, quite fascinated by words of all kinds, and for some reason just fell a little in love with the word 🙂

  3. Ohhhh the tree lined shot is phenomenal. I tried one like that the other day and some pesky kid blocked my shot. I wouldve gotten away with it too if it hadnt been for that meddling kid.


    do brits like scooby doo?

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