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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Last week...on a rainy day, I was drawn to Old Town.

The rain had beat down the leaves...the weak among them fell to the wet ground below...partially covering the intricate brick pattern in the old sidewalk. As I pulled back from the sidewalk, I noticed multiple layers of brick in different patterns and laid for different purposes.

The viewfinder was awash with brick...brick to walk on, brick to keep strangers at bay, brick to live within. Each style having it's own texture and color...highlighted by the steady light rain that continued to fog the lens. With the fallen leaves comes the musty smell of decay...one of the most recognizable scents of Autumn as the leaves begin to pile one on the other.


These old streets still allow the burning of leaves...another earthy scent that always reminds me that Winter is not far from these old streets. I am hoping the colors stay a while before they turn to the grays and whites of Winter.

Dan

8 comments:

Hazydaisy said...

lovely mellow shot,Dan-Autumn is surely the most transient of the seasons.

De Lly Dilettante said...

Beautiful Colours!

Dan Felstead said...

HazyDaisy...It is truly transient...wish it would hold on longer before Winter hits!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Lly...Hope you are having a great week over there!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Ooh... This is "my kind of picture" ;) Love it, the bricks and the leaves... We seem to be just around the same time of season, too, with the colours.

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...good morning (at least over here)! Thanks for the comment...have a good one!

Dan

septembermom said...

This is what I call one of those "texture" kind of shots. The details and "feel" of the brick and leaves jumps out at me!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...that is what caught my eye about this photo...there was texture everywhere I looked!

Dan