I love to look up through the tree canopy to the sky above in any season, but in autumn with the foliage on fire, this practice fills me with wonder and delight.IMG_2214

I never tire of it, Nature’s beauty knows no bounds!IMG_2256The hills are tapestries of color, peaking this week in our area of New England. Driving through the countryside, I marvel at the glory of red, orange and gold, interwoven with accents of evergreen.IMG_2246 IMG_2247All too fleeting, I find myself pausing to drink it in, knowing full well that with every passing breeze and raindrop that falls, this show will be coming to an end. Enjoy this brilliant moment!


About Eliza Waters

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40 Responses to Canopy

  1. LadyPinkRose says:

    The close ups are so lacy and feminine, Eliza, and the distance images are magnificent! I am so glad you are documenting Autumn too!!! Thank you, my friend. Love, Amy

  2. Robbie says:

    I do!!! stunning:-)

  3. You, effortlessly, give us all a connection with the beauty of this time and place.

  4. Petal & Pins says:

    Such beautiful colours Eliza! I too love looking at the sky through the trees and on the weekend I lay down under the cherry trees as it ‘snowed’ petals – quite magical!

  5. That’s just it, isn’t it? It’s so incredibly beautiful and so very fleeting. I love Virginia and we have beautiful foliage here but nothing compares to New England in the fall.

  6. ViewPacific says:

    I remember New England falls and there isn’t anything quite like it.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Sharon K. says:

    Beautiful, Eliza. I can’t get enough of these colors – fleeting and surreal, almost. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  8. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful leafy shots!

  9. mk says:

    The colors of your canopy are magical. The very fact that you live in a canopy world, regardless of season, is even more magical. Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    With you there Eliza – and how beautiful your photos are!

  11. Jewels says:

    Stunning, just stunning…

  12. Debra says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this. We don’t get that kind of colour here so I have to live vicariously =)

  13. Such a beauty… What a treat for the eye, mind and soul! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  14. dorannrule says:

    The colors of the seasons are gifts that never fail to surprise. When I think I’ve seen it all, I am still left breathless. Your photos are so delightful, but I’ll bet you will still be surprised next year. 🙂

  15. stadtauge says:

    I really like YOUR autumn. Great and beautiful photos!

  16. Val Boyko says:

    I love how you have captured the beauty of the foliage against the blue sky! Its breathtaking Eliza 🙂

  17. Kathy Sturr says:

    What a wonderful canopy! I’m trying to figure out where you are again … such beautiful countryside. I can look up into my Pin Oak but don’t have enough mature trees yet to look up into a “canopy.” By then, I won’t have enough sun for my Potager ha ha. I love to watch the trees grow, though. There is something so magical in looking up to those branches – especially in Spring and Fall. Hope you made a wish! (Maybe to escape Winter?)

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I am in western MA, lots of forest in this part of the state. Heavenly! I did note your young trees, particularly the spruce and oak and thought that in a few years, they will take over! They are so cute and innocent in their little pots when we plant them! We’ve been here 24 years and it is astounding to look at old photos and see how open the yard was – now it is a jungle with very limited open areas.

  18. Spectacular shots, Eliza.

    I take it you’re experiencing a second summer this year as well. We were in the low 70’s yesterday, 68 today. Your area is probably even warmer. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Michael. Yes, our temps. are about the same. Second summer indeed. We’re being deluged today, very warm and humid. Our waterfall is up and splashing! 🙂

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