November 9, 2012

Leaves before the storm

The leaves have not wanted to fall from our trees.  Which means I have been lucky to have a beautiful view for weeks.  My favorite time is at sunset (or the golden hour) because the leaves are spectacular.  But we knew it would have to come to an end at some point.  We live in Utah - so it was bound to happen sooner or later.

The forecast for the weekend said it was going to storm and that the wind would pick up the day prior to the snowfall.  Which for us would mean all of the leaves would fall at once and we would have to gather them in the dark.

I took Ivy out to play in the leaves for just a minute before it got too dark and too cold.  Funny little girl can find joy in the littlest things.  That is one of the things that I love about her.

Pretty soon it was too dark to capture her playing (even with the flash, a high ISO and a slow shutter).  But we were left with an absolutely beautiful sky.

Scott got home just after this beautiful sky faded to black.  He and Ivy went back out to the yard and gathered leaves by the light of the our two small outside lights.  She had a blast and we don't have too many soggy leaves now that the storm has hit.
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