Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship ...

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Swirling and Colorful Fall LeavesMy senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip,
My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
To be wanderin'.
I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way,
I promise to go under it.

(Bob Dylan - Mr. Tambourine Man)

As I watched some autumn leaves swirling in a whirlpool in a mountain stream. I was transfixed by the simple circular motion accompanied by the sound of small cascades of rivulets meandering through the ancient boulders.

It is an ancient ritual. The deciduous trees shed their coverlets in preparation for the frigid days ahead, and the pastel hued leaves flutter into the branches and brooks, left to tumble and float downstream like so many miniature canoes.

And as I stared through the viewfinder of my camera, determined to document this ongoing autumnal saga, I came to a sudden realization:

My left shoe was underwater, and it was COLD!

Photo courtesy of SmokyPhotos.com

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Richard...

I have never been to out 50th state, but I hope to get there one day!

Neal...

I hope that you had a great trip!

Gary...

I get tunnel-vision once I start taking photos  ... nothing else matters!

Pat...

Thanks, I now have something to laugh about!

Jane...

A shooting competition?

October 25, 2008 07:56 PM
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JL Boney, III
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Well, at least the cold water will wake you up.

October 25, 2008 09:03 PM
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Ann Hayden
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Richard,

Cool photo.  Sorry about your cold, wet foot.

Ann

October 25, 2008 09:10 PM
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Shane...

I look for photos every day, but take trips locally (within 150 miles) about once a week, and out of state about 4 times a year!

JL...

It did indeed!

Ann...

It was worth the wet foot for the pic! THX

 

October 25, 2008 09:21 PM
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Richard Iarossi
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Richard,  The pain that true artists must suffer for their craft.  Make sure you keep both ears though, they're a matching pair.  It did help Van Gogh though.

October 25, 2008 09:32 PM
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Richard I...

Well, I still do have both of my ears, so I'm not truly ready to commit to my art just yet! lol

October 25, 2008 11:25 PM
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Liz Moras
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MMMM mmmmm Richard.....BEauTIful! Definitely mesmerizing.......swirling gold,....beautiful photo........you captured a moment in time!

October 25, 2008 11:37 PM
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Mandi Perkins
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Thanks for the pic Richard.....nothing like jumping right in and getting your feet wet!

October 25, 2008 11:47 PM
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Michael Thornton
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Richard, A good photographer braves the elements to get that perfect shot. I remember being in water up to my chest taking the 'perfect' picture of a lighthouse... Things we do when we get in our right mind eh???

October 26, 2008 04:06 AM
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Terry Edwards
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"I'm ready for to fade"...that's always been a pet peeve of mine.  Even after all these years......and I didn't think it sounded any better by The Byrds.

October 26, 2008 06:35 AM
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Ken Tracy
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Good morning Richard.  Very hallucinogenic picture.  And blog.

Perhaps something a little stronger than coffee enjoyed on your trips to nature?:)

Ken

October 26, 2008 06:36 AM
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Laura Giannotta
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Richard, nice picture...and Ken has the same question I have...What was in that AM coffee!!  ;}

October 26, 2008 07:34 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
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Talk about being engulfed in your work.  I can only imagine the excitement whe the picture was finally taken and your foot was out of the water.  LOL

October 26, 2008 07:54 AM
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Ricahrd -bummer to end up squishing the rest of the day. But, at least to us observers, your wet footed discomfort was certainly worth the pleasure of reading your post and looking at your dizzying picture.

October 26, 2008 07:59 AM
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Nancy Larson
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Great pic and great song....didn't think you were old enough to have heard that one!

October 26, 2008 08:01 AM
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Liz...

I saw the leaves swirling and thought: "How should I try to capture that?" I think I did okay! ;)

Mandi...

I love the cold freshness of mountain streams, but not necessarily wading in October!

Michael...

I waded out to a sandbar in the Atlantic with my camera case held above my head to get a shot like that. The things we do!

October 26, 2008 08:12 AM
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Melody Botting
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I hate it when my feet are cold!

October 26, 2008 10:50 AM
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Melly...

In this case, it was "foot!: At least one was warm. lol

October 26, 2008 11:40 AM
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Richard,

Of course if was worth the wet foot...and so much more.

Ann

October 26, 2008 04:19 PM
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LOL, Nature has a way of bringing us back to reality!

October 26, 2008 05:51 PM
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