I have to admit that one of my very favorite things to do when I have a camera in my hands, is lean back, look straight up, and snap a picture of the sky through the branches of a beautiful tree. It's been something I've loved doing since college, when my friends probably wondered why I was frequently snapping pictures of trees and then having them developed and hanging them on my wall as if it were some great piece of art, or why I was sitting out on a picnic table painting the same view or just stopping to stare as if I'd never seen a tree before because the light was hitting the leaves just so.
I don't have as much time to linger and indulge my tree gazing passion these days, since if I did I'm pretty sure someone would run off in about .02 seconds, but the other day I snapped this shot while we were at the park... because if there's one thing I love more than taking pictures gazing up through the leaves of a tree, it's taking a picture gazing up through the leaves of a tree in autumn.
I know I've already said it a dozen times in as many different ways, but I'll say it again. I love this season: