Thursday, October 18, 2012

Millcreek in Autumn again, with Luke.

The view from our front yard is blazing with color.
And if you look closely, you will note a rainbow just above the power lines on the left.
Recently we seem to be having more than a typical amount of rainbows.
Color on color: the world is wearing a rainbow colored veil everywhere we look.

I took a walk with Luke up in Millcreek in early September.
He seemed in awe of the trees that were just barely showing fall colors.

Two days ago when we went to the same stop in a path the scene now looked like this.

Bernie strolled Luke around on this visit to Millcreek.
I lingered behind the guys to capture the scene forever.

I am not sure what they talked about...

And Luke didn't spill any beans.
His lips were sealed.

The way the path way shoulders are trimmed reminds me of thick cuff or collar worn against a creeping chill.

Love his puppy slippers and perfect autumn colored outfit!

Luke's first autumn; Luke's first romp in fall leaves.

The area we are visiting in Millcreek is called Church Fork.
It is about four miles from our house.

These stairs have captured my photographic attention in fall and winter snow.
Now I think the stairs will be featured in a yearly photo showing how Luke grows.

Starting at the bottom, each year he can move up a step.
Perhaps at one point he will be joined by a sibling...or  perhaps even a wife!
Twenty steps between each stair landing.
I won't be around to take 80 years worth, but perhaps he will figure out a way to keep taking fall pictures over the years.
Wouldn't that be amazing to see?

I like this shot.

And this one too.

Eventually he will learn to look towards the camera.
Right now the yellow rustling leaves are much more interesting.

I like this shot too.
Oh I do love our beautiful Millcreek Canyon with so many walking and hiking trails to explore.
Alone, or with a sweetheart of any age.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful scenery to walk in. All of you had some wonderful smiles on your faces! Looked like a good for all! Love, mom S

Vee said...

So lovely. I really like your idea about a photo a year on those woodland steps. There's one photo where Luke just looks totally enchanted and in awe of what he is seeing.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

You've got a new look going on here...very autumnal. That fourth photo is my favorite! The trees are simply breathtaking...all those colors. Very, very beautiful, and I'm enjoying every scene to the utmost. Little Luke is getting to be a very handsome young man. You've got some great family photos here.

ellen b. said...

Your canyon is spectacular! Love the fall shots with Luke in the leaves. What a fun idea to take yearly shots...

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh how I love to see you and B love your little Luke. He is such a darling little boy. I am imagining years of the stair photos. The beauty of Millcreek is better with you there.

Kathie said...

well now - that was just adorable!! I love the stair photo plan. I had hoped for some autumn pics at Thanksgiving when we had (almost)the whole family out but we had rain . . . oh well! Fortunately Josie's mommy and daddy got an autumn photo walk in and sent me the pictures. The next best thing :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can see that the two of you are so happy in your new grandparenting role, and I can relate to that. Another set of beautiful pictures!