Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mag 35 - Falling







What are you doing? 




Spinning.


  




Why?





Shhhh....  I want to hear the leaves.







Hear them do what?



Whisper goodbye to their trees.










 

- and what else?



  And chatter against one another on the way down.










You are spinning faster now.





More are coming, and more.
Ginko, ginko, maple, birch, ginko, aspen, birch, ginko, ginko maple birch ginko, aspenaspenmaplebirchmapleginkoaspenbirchbirchmaple...
maple aspen ginko





Aren't you getting dizzy?





Yes!  But this is how I do it.





Do what?





Make a kaleidoscope of falling.  

       

 :::
 




This is the original image at Magpie Tales
Click on the link to read many fine Magpies inspired by this photograph.










 

Auto Portrait by Kevin House
Fall Leaves by Mary Kelly


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36 comments:

Deborah said...

Adorable, I loved it! :o)

Book Bird Dog said...

A kaleidoscope of falling. Lovely concept!

A Paradise of Spring

willow said...

Oh, this is so clever. And what you did with the image is coolio!!!

Berowne said...

Very clever and inventive...

madamebutterfly said...

Very Good!

Now I see all sorts of other things in the prompt.

YogaforCynics said...

Cool...

Helen said...

Dizzy, dizzy, dizzy! Love what you did with Willow's photo and I love this Magpie!!!

Indigo said...

Absolutely loved this. I think you already know, it's also something I would catch myself doing. Just one more way to experience the beauty. (Hugs)Indigo

Kristen Haskell said...

So creative and fun! I love what you did with this Magpie. I must follow your blog.

Don't Feed The Pixies said...

so simple and so brilliant - an absolute joy to read :)

Travelin'Oma said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I love to travel new places in the blogosphere!

Lydia said...

Deborah~ Thank you; I'm so glad you did!

Book Bird Dog~ I appreciate your kind comment.

willow~ Loved the prompt (thank you) and your new profile pic too!

Berowne~ You made me quite happy with that comment.

madamebutterfly~ The prompt photo is stunning in its simplicity...yet there is so much there to see!

YogaforCynics~ Thanks, Dr. Jay.

Helen~ I appreciate your appreciation so much!

Indigo~ If we ever have a chance to meet I hope it is in autumn so we can spin in the leaves together. :)

Kristen Haskell~ Wow, you paid the highest compliment by following my blog. Thank you very much!

Pixies~ Thank you! If it was a joy for you to read then I consider it a good Magpie indeed. :)

Travelin'Oma~ My pleasure. It was funny the way an esoteric google search brought your blog up in the long list. Since my nephews called my mother "Oma" I clicked on your link!

Reflections said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely colors of autumn leaves...

Very interesting take on this one.

Erratic Thoughts said...

This was fun.Very clever use of the prompt.
Loved it!

Lydia said...

Reflections~ How nice to have you back with your kind comments.

Erratic Thoughts~ I'm so glad you enjoyed it...was a different sort of thing for me that just came.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

This was amazing... not only your play around with the image was awesome but the way you depicted a kaleisoscope was perfect.... Wonderful show

Martin H. said...

Wonderfully inventive. Excellent take on the prompt.

Roxana said...

wow, this is so funny and sweet and touching... it made my heart suddenly warm...

Fireblossom said...

Ha! How cute and fun.

Carrie Burtt said...

This is so cool Lydia! :-)

Terresa said...

The structure of this lends itself so well to the poem. Also, loved that word, kaleidoscope, and used it in my Magpie this week, as well.

Lydia said...

Abhilasha~ Thank you! How fun that you called my post a wonderful show!

Martin H~ How nice of you to say that. Much appreciated.

Roxana~ Suddenly warm is how my heart frequently feels when I view your photography. Will be by after Saturday...

Fireblossom~ Ha! Thanks, you.

Carrie~ I'm tickled you think so!

Terresa~ Many thanks. You used kaleidoscope also? That is so ironic and fun. I have not read anyone's Magpies yet this week and probably won't until after Saturday when I get to meet a group of bloggers in Portland for a meet-up! Can't wait to see your use of the word. :)

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

this was genius!

Thank you for making me smile :)

Nancy said...

Beautifully done. Your imagination is always a treat.

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific! I love the kaleidoscope of leaves and the narrative 'fall'.

Brian Miller said...

haha. i so love the playfulness of your magpie...excellent.

susan said...

That was wonderful and very sweet. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH8XSuI2TmsThis</a>, on the other hand, is something different. You may remember :-)

Lydia said...

****HELLO EVERYONE**** It is a busier-than-usual weekend/beginning of week and I have not been able to get to any of your Magpies yet. I promise I will be by before the next Magpie!
***

Rene/Not The Rockefellers~ (I must find out the story behind the second part of your profile name!) Thank you so much for your comments!

Nancy~ Aw, that makes me feel good. :)

Tumblewords~ Thanks much! It was an inspiring prompt this week.

Brian Miller~ From your profile pic I can tell you know playfulness, so your comment means a lot. :)

Susan~ HAHA! It took me a minute to make the link work...but worth the visit. Nope, that is not familiar to me. Don't know how I missed out on so much Python, but it is a gap in my comedic growth (or stunting of growth, as it were). I loved that video!

Angie Muresan said...

So playful and fun, Lydia. What you did to the image is brilliant!

kathew said...

Lydia! So imaginative and creative! I love the playfulness and sassiness!
Brava!

La Belette Rouge said...

What a wonderful children's book that would make. I love it!
xxoo

Lydia said...

Angie~ Thank you! I just thought it would make a great kaleidoscope, but the Nero PhotoSnap did the work. :)

kathew~ I love the four descriptive words you used in your comment! (If you were at the meet-up Saturday I am sorry I was late and missed meeting you. :(

Belette Rouge~ Well, in order to attempt something like that I would need to engage the artists of the two pictures. Or at least the artist of the little spinning guy as the main character. I wonder....... :)

Lena said...

Lydia - this is the most amazing pie I've come across. The best scrolling down I've done in ages!

Lydia said...

Lena~ What a lovely comment! You would have no idea of how thrilled I was to read it if I did not tell you. And I just did! Thank you so much. :)

writersisland said...

Invite you to try the prompts at Writer's Island...

Lydia said...

writersisland~ Oooh, a new prompt to tantalize the muse? I will be visiting! Thank you for leaving the comment and link.

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