When the warmth of summer slips into the shadows, the tree people of autumn emerge. No one notices them at first. Their queen guides them concealed beneath a cloak of crimson leaves.
The tree people camouflage themselves as creatures of the forest. Their colors shift as their power increases.
Sometimes they appear as deer, leaping through the forest with antlers of glowing gold.
Sometimes they appear as butterflies, unfurling wings to capture the scarlet of the setting sun.
And when the tree people prepare to rest, the storyteller puts on his towering yellow hat. He raises his arms and tells tales that lull them into a deep sleep.
So when you pass by a stand of falling foliage, remember the tree people of autumn. They will emerge again next year to amaze you with their color and power.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (LAPC) – Focus on the Subject
Ragtag Daily Challenge (RDP) – Shadows
29 thoughts on “The tree people of autumn: LAPC, RDP, & SS”
Charming story and images.
Thanks, Sherry. The story just popped into my head.
Love the descriptive verse with these cool photos.
Thanks! The images told a story.
Amazing pics and delightful story!
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Incredibly creative Siobhan – I’d never have noticed the tree people without prompting. Fabulous
Thanks, Tina. They have been hiding from you in the shadows. 😉 Happy Halloween!
Wonderfully creative post, Siobhan. I love the story and the images, too.
Thanks, Patti! Glad you liked it. 🙂🍁
Absolutely beautiful! Loved the story and the patterns of the trees! 🙂
Thanks! Glad you liked my little story.
Such cool images, Siobhan! Great story to go with your fall foliage and some fun photo editing!
Yes, the story appeared when I edited them that way. Thanks!
What a unique perspective. I’ll have to look at trees with a keener eye.🙂
Thanks, Ingrid. The trees can tell stories worth hearing. 😁
Ooh… tree people, that is so cool, Siobhan. Trees tell wonderful stories, so is your post.
Thank you, Amy. Yes, they do tell great stories.
So cool – and the story to go with it! The beauty of autumn enhanced.
Thanks, Leya. I noticed today on my walk that the colors are fading quickly. At least I preserved a few autumn sights in my photos.
Hmmmm. Positively kaleidoscopic! 😉 Very well done.
Thanks! That was fun to work on.
Thanks, glad you liked my little tale. 😀
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