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Ten Things of Thankful: Autumn Splendor Edition


I was reminded last week that I haven't done a photo-heavy Ten Things of Thankful list in a while, so I determined to capture in pictures the beauty of the fall season. John, youngest daughter, and I headed up Provo Canyon to see the colorful display of the changing leaves. We saw not only trees, but animals, a waterfall, and other things that caught my eye. Hope you enjoy!

Photo: A forest of red, orange, and yellow-leaved oak and maple trees is dotted by the occasional evergreen tree, with the majestic rocky Wasatch mountain range in the background. Fluffy white clouds float in the blue sky.
Photo:  A doe (a deer, a female deer) crosses a dirt road. On either side of the road are oak and maple trees, shrubs, and grasses.
Photo: A canopy of trees with small green and yellow leaves stretches over a paved walking path. A wooden rail fence marks the right side of the path.
Photo: A blossom of a tree. The flower has white, wispy, hair-like pieces flowing from a yellowish center. I'm sorry I don't know what kind of a plant it is--a reverse Google image search suggested, "Flower."
Photo: An old wire-wrapped wooden pole lies on the ground, surrounded by yellow and tan leaves
Photo: Bridal Veil Falls tumbles over the rocky face of the mountain. An aspen tree, with green and yellow leaves, stands in the foreground on the left.
Photo: A small maple, with burnt-orange/reddish leaves, stands in the foreground, with the Utah valley in the background.
Photo: A chipmunk uses its hind feet to grab onto a vertical tree limb, while clutching its front feet together.
Photo: A white-barked, still mainly green-leaved aspen tree.
Photo: John and I stand on a bridge, with trees with yellow and green leaves behind us.
I am thankful.

What have you noticed this week that makes thanksgiving swell in you? Comment below, and feel free to write your own post to link at the Ten Things of Thankful blog!





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  1. very fun TToT!
    always enjoy your 'eye' when it comes to taking pictures.
    I barely avoided all night of Julie Andrews on the second photo (I did, however, laugh out loud)

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    1. It's funny how music has a way of just jumping into conversations.

      Thanks for reminding me to get my camera out!

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Wyoming doesn't have many red or bright orange trees in the mountains.

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    1. Thank you. Do you think the trees will change color later on, or is this just not a good year for color?

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  3. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  4. Of course. What blind person wouldn't love this all photo post, with you to describe each shot like you do?

    :-)

    I love how you captured all the beautiful, bright autumn colours and the nature and wild animals you came across too. I also love the name of that waterfall.

    Plus, once again you end your thankful post with your partner's place in your life, even in pictures. Sweet stuff again.

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    1. I'm glad you enjoy the captions; I think of you as I am writing them and hope that my descriptions are adequate.

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  5. This post was pure pleasure, I am thankful you took all these lovely photos to share with us! I smiled at your doe caption too, funny how all of us are familiar with that tune. The walking path made me wish I was there to enjoy it, and of course Bridal Veil Falls is magnificent and so aptly named!

    I didn't know that chipmunks could hang upside down like that! I always wonder why Our Creator didn't endow cats with the wisdom to use their claws for hanging on so they could back down the trees they climb with such ease! I've only ever seen one that could figure it out!

    Your ending photo of the two of you in such beautiful surroundings was picture perfect, so much love and joy in those smiles! It left me smiling too, I am happy that you are enjoying this new chapter of your lives together! Have a blessed week ahead! XO

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    1. There is beauty here, that's for sure. I'm trying to soak it all in before the seasons change and the landscape changes to white snow.

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  6. Thanks for treating us to this gorgeous splendor of beauty...
    That's what I love most of the US, all that natural beauty, whereever you go, what state you are. I'm a bit 'home-sick', missing all the lovely places we visited this holiday and probably never see again. I have this after every trip, being sad and missing seeing all those wonderful sights.
    So, thanks for treating me on some more beautiful sights.
    (and am I the only one who sang the rest of the Sound of Music song after your "Doe, a deer, a female deer.... Ray, a drop of golden sun!?")

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    1. Northern California has had so many wildfires this past week; the Santa Rosa area was hit particularly hard. I'm glad you visited California when you did.

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