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Fall Trees - A Stroll Around Pendleton SC

Updated on December 6, 2015

Colorful Fall Leaves

.Photo Credit: Fall Leaves Photo by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams of a Fall Leaves in Pendleton SC
.Photo Credit: Fall Leaves Photo by OhMe aka Nancy Hellams of a Fall Leaves in Pendleton SC | Source

Fall Photos Combined With "Autumn Glory" by Helen Baeseman

I took a stroll and soaked up the beauty of the Fall Trees around the Village Green and around our home in Pendleton, South Carolina. I was able to snap some pictures that I would like to share with you along with a poem by Helen Baeseman entitled "Autumn Glory". I found this poem in one of my Mom's 1968 Ideals Magazines.Thank you for visiting with me today!

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Autumn Glory

by Helen D. Baeseman as seen in Ideals Magazine

Autumn Glory

by Helen D. Baeseman

While walking in the woods today,I marveled at the bright array

Of autumn robes the trees had donned

And, oh, how blue the sky beyond!

Could this be real, this fairyland

Of red and gold?

And there I'd stand

Enraptured, far as eye could see,

At Mother Nature's artistry.

The maples wore rich gold brocade'

The oaks wore red, the balsams jade;

The stately elms in jasmine dressed,

As did the willows; and the rest

Were garbed in splendor, one and all,

For their majestic harvest ball.

And underneath, in their cool shade,

Wild asters, ferns and gentians played.In verdant meadows, goldenrodsWere gently swaying' milkweed pods

Were sending forth their snowy down;

Pale flowerets trimmed each mullein crown.

Long rows of sumac, crimson-dyed,

Had set aflame the whole hillside.

Above wild geese in southward flight...

October's sun shone warm and bright.

Then sunset came. A velvet sky

Was tinted with a scarlet dye.

And o'er this red and gold and green

There came a stillness so serene,

As if all nature bowed its headIn worship.

Then I knew who spreadThis crown of glory o'er the land...

It was the Master's loving hand.

Helen D. Baeseman

Fall Leaves and Trees - Display the Rich Colors of Autumn

Photos of Some of Pendleton's Fall Color!

It was the perfect day for my little stroll and I got a lot of wonderful pictures. There were dogwoods, all kinds of maples and oaks, elms, the huge cypress, and the list just goes on and on. The colors were magnificent and every color in the rainbow adorned these lovely trees.Photo: This Flaming Maple was at the Elementary School and I took the picture when I went to pick up my grandson from school this afternoon.

On The Village Green In Pendleton SC - Colorful Fall Trees

The large Cypress just takes my breath away every time I see it on the green. There are several around town and they all are gorgeous. You can see the old Guard House down at the other end of the green.Photo by OhMe

Alilang Gunmetal Tone Topaz Colored Rhinestones Apple Fruit Floral Tree Brooch Pin
Alilang Gunmetal Tone Topaz Colored Rhinestones Apple Fruit Floral Tree Brooch Pin

Fall is in the air and it is time to pull out the sweaters, jackets and special jewelry like this brooch.

 

Beautiful Fall Brooch - Click brooch to purchase or to browse around Amazon.com

You will definitely feel like Fall when you wear this lovely brooch. You might want to purchase it for a special gift or for yourself. Isn't it beautiful. I like that it looks so unique. I don't think I have ever seen one quite like it.

This beautiful brooch would look lovely on a sweater or jacket for fall.

Fall Trees are so lovely - We have many beautiful shades of orange and red around our town

Photo by OhMe

Maple Leaves in the fall

Our Backyard - Filled with Fall Colors

I sit in my rocker on the back porch and know that there is no other place I would rather be than right there at home looking at the beautiful fall colors in our yard.

This Looks Like A Fun Way To Learn To Identify Trees - A Tree Notebook

I remember when our son was in the 5th grade and had to make a Leaf Collection. We had more fun collecting the leaves and identifying the trees and especially enjoyed the daily walks around our town.

A Notebook of Trees: A Guide to Identifying and Gathering 35 Leaves
A Notebook of Trees: A Guide to Identifying and Gathering 35 Leaves

Do you need help identifying trees? If so, you might want to take a closer look at this book.

 

My favorite photography by John - Thank you, John, for letting me use some of your photos.

John Sitton has enjoyed taking some beautiful photographs of the Fall trees near Millwee Creek. I think this is my favorite. John also took the gorgeous Sunset picture at the bottom of the poem that is on this lens.

We enjoy living on the 18 mile creek - in Pendleton South Carolina

The creek usually floods a couple of times a year but never like it did on July 13, 2013.

I will never look at our creek the same way after witnessing the flood this summer.

Tree Identification Book : A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees
Tree Identification Book : A New Method for the Practical Identification and Recognition of Trees

Yes, I think I need to get a copy of this book to help with identifying some of the beautiful trees around here. I have an old paper back with Common South Carolina trees in it.

 

Learning Your Trees - This new method looks very interesting!

I studied Botany in school but have forgotten so much of what I learned and usually have to refer to a book like this one to identify a tree that I am not quite sure of. Oh, I know the common ones but not the various varieties. This type of book would be a great addition to my library. That's for sure.

When you hike around with your children or grandchildren you will be able to identify the trees by name and teach them so many wonderful things about Mother Nature.

Our Town's 225 Birthday Celebration

Our town will be celebrating its 225 anniversary in 2015 and there are plans to plant 225 trees around town. Isn't that a wonderful idea! Also, citizens can sponsor the buying and planting of 225 daffodils and over 16,000 were sponsored for the fall planting in 2014. This past Spring was so beautiful with all the lovely daffodils in bloom. It was decided to try to get sponsors for another 16,000 bulbs to be planted this fall. Neighborhoods, businesses, individuals, groups, churches, etc. may sponsor. For more information, call Davie Kirkley at 864-646-6291.

It will be a sight to see next spring.

Are you enjoying this beautiful fall? - I would love for you to leave a comment. Thank you!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 3 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Mary615 - Oh wow, it is always so great to hear from a fellow hub who grew up near Pendleton. Thanks for letting me know.

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      Mary Hyatt 3 years ago from Florida

      Would you believe I grew up in Anderson, S.C. near Pendleton! My daddy worked at the old textile mill there. I'm sure it is long gone.

      I remember well the beauty of Fall leaves as a child.

      Beautiful Hub.

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      Barbara 4 years ago from USA

      Beautiful pictures, thanks for the stroll.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      My favorite time of year! Very lovely photos. :)

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      TommysPal 4 years ago

      It's just beautiful there.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice to stop by here again to see all the beautiful photos with Fall Colors. What isn't to love about Fall? Its the most beautiful time of year.

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      nifwlseirff 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos! Autumn is late arriving here, but will certainly be out and snapping photos when the trees finally change! I'm surprised at how long this summer has lasted, and am definitely looking forward to the cooler weather.

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      NYtoSCimjustme 5 years ago

      Love the fall leaves, we have a few here at the coast - but nothing like near the foothills and the mountains.... absolutely Gorgeous!

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      nightbear lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful page and beautiful place!

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      aishu19 5 years ago

      I love the beautiful fall leaves and this lens. Really pretty

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh I love all these beautiful fall pictures!

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      grannysage 5 years ago

      I love the different shades of color on the trees. The leaves are just beginning to turn here in the Upper Peninsula so we will be heading south soon. I liked seeing the area where you live.

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Lovely fall shots!

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      I like the colors they are beautiful. Actually the fall is my favorite season.Thanks

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Stopped by again to enjoy these beautiful fall colors.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      I loved our walks around Pendleton in the springtime of this year. It must be stunning in Autumn!!

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      whitepines1 7 years ago

      I didn't realize you all had such beautiful fall foliage. I was thinking about driving up the East coast to look at leaves next month. Maybe I should be driving down the coast instead!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Gorgeous! I love the beautiful fall colors of all of the trees, but especially the Maple. Stunning gorgeous and I loved that poem! Angel Blessed and added to my Squid Angel Mouse Tracks lens.

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      Deb Kingsbury 8 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      *sigh* Autumn in Flagstaff is very pretty, with the yellow aspens against the dark green of the pines, but I do miss the amazing show back east. Your photos are just gorgeous.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love the colors of fall. They're so bright and vivid.Thanks for sharingLizzy

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to HorseAndPony] Thank you. John is actually Sittonbull on Squidoo. Check him out.

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      HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

      This was a beautiful lens. Your image titled My favorite photography by John is amazing.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      These are some amazing fall pictures.Nice work!I love this time of year...http://www.ForestWander.com

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 8 years ago

      You just love to make me homesick, don't you!!!

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      ronpass lm 8 years ago

      Stunning photography and a great use of Animoto in creating the Fall Trees Video. This lens reminds me of Canberra which has a much more defined Fall (tree-wise) than Brisbane. I'm honored to be able to lensroll this lens to my Tree Meditations.

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      Rhonda Albom 8 years ago from New Zealand

      Fall colours are one thing I really miss living where we do in New Zealand. I loved this page and all the fantastic photos.

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      Lisa 8 years ago from Rhode Island

      so beautiful when my new lens autumn in NE allows me to i will be lens rolling love all the photos I love the fall so much thanks for sharing 5*s

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      Sherry Venegas 8 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Fall colors are truly my favorite. Dark red goes with everything. Enjoyable lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      you did an awesome job with the lens, the photo's are fantastic, keep up the good work 5*sthanks for the heads up

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Welcome to The Nature and the Outdoors GroupLizzy

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      one of my favorite times of year. my other is right now - spring!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love Fall and I love your Pendleton Fall lens. This is very refreshing. I could almost smell the outdoor air as I read. I will want to visit here again. Just Beautiful! :)...and thanks for letting me know its Joan's birthday today.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      [in reply to mulberry] Thank you Mulberry for taking a look at this Fall Trees lens even though it is springtime. Yes, I have already been taking Spring pictures for a Spring version of this one. Thanks again.

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      RuthCoffee 8 years ago

      Beautiful lens, the video is sooo peaceful! Fall is my favorite time of year although I'll be thrilled to see spring soon. (hey, maybe you should do a spring version of this lens!) Anyway, I have a Powershot A590 (not the 560) and I love that little thing!

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      Missmerfaery444 8 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and lens! I adore trees in all seasons but they are always so splendid in the autumn. Thank you for stopping by my faerie lens, glad you enjoyed it!

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      BeccaB LM 8 years ago

      Fall is my favorite season, mostly because of how beautiful the trees look that time of year. Thanks for the wonderful lens with excellent pics to remind me of falls beauty!

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      NatureMaven 8 years ago

      nice lens --My goodness, you did have great color this season! Has anyone ever been able to adequately explain why some years are better than others? PS/ Thanks for visiting my Baltimore garden lens!

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      Kay 8 years ago

      Beautiful photos!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      Are you going to do another lens showing the trees in their new greenary?Lizzy

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      HypnoBob LM 8 years ago

      I love those few days in fall where it's all golden when the sun shines. Thanks for this beautiful lens!

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      sittonbull 8 years ago

      Woulda rated 5* on this and others I read prior to joining... so Enjoying them all over again while rating 5*

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      ElizabethJeanAl 8 years ago

      I love the colors of fall but I have to confess, I'm ready for spring.Lizzy

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Loved the creek video! Super job!

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      AlisonMeacham 9 years ago

      I always enjoy your lenses - thanks for another beautifully crafted lens

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      The prettiest colors are always in the fall.Great lensLizzyJean

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      marsha32 9 years ago

      Thanks so much for sharing the autumn beauty with us. I love fall colors

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      The Fall colors were beautiful this year. Most of the leaves here in western Michigan are either gone or brown. Nice lens!.

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      Tony Payne 9 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This is a really nice lens, I miss the fall colors, we don't get them in Florida. 5***** If you would like to add an entry to my I've Been There lens, you have enough material on Pendleton alone. Nothing in my lens says that your travels have to be around the world. They can be in your neighborhood just as well.

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      GrowWear 9 years ago

      We really do have this beauty in our midst here in SC. You captured it so well! Thank you for sharing, OhMe. Just lovely.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Don't know how you do it, but the hits just keep on coming!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Don't know how you do it, but the hits just keep on coming!

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      bgamall lm 9 years ago

      South Carolina is a beautiful state and you captured it! Very relaxing lens. Thanks, Gary PS and thanks for your encouragement!!

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      tdove 9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      Terrie Marcoe 9 years ago from Gardiner, New York and Joshua Tree, California

      Thanks for sharing your scenic area! Autumn is absolutely my favorite time of year.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Our trees are finally starting to turn.I love this lens. Lizzy

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful, beautiful..the slide show was outstanding! Thanks for another GREAT lens, Nan. b.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nancy,Wow... you did a great job on that... as usual! We are fortunate in Pendleton to have someone with your talent, energy and great eye to make this site possible! Thank you!

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      Mary Beth Granger 9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Slide show and music are great! I just visited SC this week and it is beautiful!

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Hi, I saw your cast and had to come visiting again to view your new video. Lovely! I put one (not quite the same) with beautiful pictures of Ireland on my Irish Famine lens. I love pictures .. I'd give you another 5 if I could.

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Your slide show looks great!! Beautiful!

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      seashell2 9 years ago

      In Canda the fall leaves are amazing this year too! Magnificent colors! Great poem of your mom's too! :-)

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      Mary Beth Granger 9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Very beautiful!!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful Fall colorsLiving in FL I can only imagine

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      Andy 9 years ago from London, England

      Excellent lens (5*) and welcome to the Wildlife Photography Group

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      Yvonne L. B. 9 years ago from Covington, LA

      The fall leaves are even beautiful down here in Louisiana this year. Welcome to the Naturally Native Squids group. Don't forget to add your lens link to the appropriate plexo and vote for it.

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      dustytoes 9 years ago

      I think this Fall has been especially gorgeous...it's always sad when it's over. Great photos and lens, I love that Cypress tree! I am rolling it into my NH fall lens.

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      Laraine Sims 9 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Lovely, lovely, lovely! Isn't autumn a beautiful time of year. My favorite besides, spring, summer and winter. lol 5*s

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      Patricia 9 years ago

      great photos of the fall trees..

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Welcome to the Totally Awesome Lenses GroupLizzy

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      ElizabethJeanAl 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens! I love the fall. The air is crisp and the colors vivid. It's a time to slow down and rejuvenate. Spring will be here before we know it.Lizzy

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      coopd 9 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful lens. Thank you for joining my Nature Lovers group :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nancy, Thank you for these beautiful pictures. Outstanding photos!!!

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      MargoPArrowsmith 9 years ago

      "I think that I shall never see....a poem as lovely as a tree..." I read that poem in school and the song goes through my head as I look at your wonderful pictures. I especially liked the cypress and the the close-ups of the trees. Thank you for doing this for us! *****

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Awesome! You captured such beauty! Thank you for the pleasure! Love.b

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Simply peaceful, colorful, and beautiful. God natures rock!Great lens.Blessings,Karilyn Arias

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      mobleyj 9 years ago

      Nice and colorful. It is calm and soothing.

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      editionh 9 years ago

      Autumn is a wonderful season.. I enjoyed this a lot

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great pictures of the beautiful trees in and around our special little town.

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      SideSplitters 9 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and poetry, nice work!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      This morning I was astounded when I went outside to go for my morning walk....my yard is glorious! As I drove into Pendleton to walk at the Elementary School Track, I just kept drinking it in. Trees are my special loves....A favorite saying, and I can't remember who was the author, is "Be still, my soul. These great trees are prayers." I have many special favorite trees--some of those in Pendleton area are Alton and Lorene Finley's front yard (sugar maples), the dogwoods on Queen Street, the cypress in John and Peggy Acorn's yard, the "avenue" of sugar maples and dogwoods planted by Chip and Jim Ivey on Thompson Road, sugar maples on Perimeter Road in Clemson, the chinaberry at Wayne Link's (this is a real specimen--the largest I have ever seen), the huge white oak between the district 4 office building and the Doghouse where we teachers used to stand during recess, and most of all, the sheltering arms of the big pecan and water oak in my yard.

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      CCGAL 9 years ago

      Living among the evergreen redwoods, I don't have much opportunity to observe Autumn colors - we jokingly say that we only have 2 seasons out here, WET and NOT WET. I enjoyed this stunning collection of photos, and I will be back to spend more time later today. 5* and a Fav!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Wonderful pictures of God's paint job. I like the close up of the maple leaves best.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      How beautiful! Your lenses get better and better!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nancy-These photos are stunning!! I am so grateful to live in this lovely town :-)

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      RaintreeAnnie 9 years ago from UK

      Gorgeous photos and poem! Lensrolling to my Autumn lenses and adding to faves :)

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      Joan4 9 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful! The pictures and the poem! Lovely lens!