Floral Friday: All about foliage

We experienced some exceptionally warm weather in the weeks leading up to winter. I have been taking advantage of this extended summer, spending many lazy hours lying in the backyard with Alexander and Frankie, looking up at the clear skies.

And because this month's Floral Friday's theme is "all about foliage", one day, I decided to snap a few pictures of the leaves in my garden. I love how beautifully they contrast against the blue of the sky, and it makes me wonder why foliage is so often neglected as secondary to flowers even though they are the ones doing all the work, absorbing sunlight to make food for the plant so that its flowers may bloom. I think it's high time we let leaves take center stage for a change.
Have you stopped to admire the beauty of foliage lately?

If you like to participate in this month's Floral Friday, simply link to your "all about foliage" post below. And be sure to check out everyone else's links too!

Floral Friday is a monthly photography project with different themes each month. This series is about fun and taking time out to smell the flowers. To play along next time, please email me for next month's theme.
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32 Responses to Floral Friday: All about foliage

Niken said...

lovely picture. and the clear blue sky is so pretty!

Ananka said...

Such beautiful photos and the sky looks amazing :-)

OtherMix said...

You said it quite right, even I usually prefer the flowers!

I really like the last picture, the warm orange leaves against the sky! :]

Happy weekend!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Gorgeous. I love how you shot them against that lovely sky.

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

SO pretty ! Enjoy the weather :)

Linda said...

Beautiful Fall....
We are just about into Summer here...
Hope you are well...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Tina Bradley said...

Ah, what lovely fall foliage! I do love fall... Our winter was so incredibly long this year--I'm savoring every minute of the lovely summer that's arrived. :) Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Samantha Heather said...

so simple and beautiful. i love it!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I just love that foliage against the blue blue sky! Just beyond beautiful! And thank you for hosting this awesome party friend! Wishing you an outstanding weekend! Nicole xoxo

Rose said...

Beautiful foliage. Love the last pic. I took lots pic of colourful flowers during my vacation. Shall share them once I sort all my pics.

Kylie R. said...

That clear sky is just sooooo beautiful <3

http://itsthekyliebabii.blogspot.com

akiko hiramatsu said...

Oh! Beautiful photo!
I love this clear blue sky♡

akiko

Jay said...

Such lovely colours, and that bright blue sky really cheers me up!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello Dear Trishie;
So sorry for my belated comment.
Oh Yes; what a LOVELY and BEAUTIFUL foliage with blue sky♡♡♡
I always fell funny that we have the opposite weather; I wish to have cooler days p;)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

oomph. said...

the second pic is pretty with the different colored leaves!

Sharon D said...

I love these photos. It lifts my spirit ♥♥

Shirley Tay said...

Love the postcard shots, Trishie!

Jane said...

i love the sky as a backdrop! and i loved this month's theme! have a great weekend!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What gorgeous colors and the sky is looking so pretty too! Yay to an extended summer!

Rowena @ rolala loves

kidgranny said...

So beautiful! I love how clear & blue the sky is in these photos!

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Absolutely gorgeous pictures - the blue sky and the red/orange leaves as well as all the other foliage are such a pretty theme for this post!
Have a wonderful Friday - hope the nice weather will hold up!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Beautiful leaves!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Trishie,

Beautiful photos and love all the gorgeous colours everywhere.
Aren't the blue sky days wonderful - we have been having them over here.
Thanks for organizing Floral Friday and has been a fun theme.
Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

azurachan said...

Lovely pictures.
I hope my FF suits your theme. hehe

Anouka said...

Beautiful snaps. Great that you have a blue sky; hard to believe that you are going towards autumn.

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
I love this orange foliage so much!

Have a great weekend,
-Kati

Ann said...

Beautiful pics
they all look so refreshing
love it!

Poppy said...

Hi Trishie,

Yay! I finally got it right! Copied and pasted the blog hop link on to my post, like a proper guest!

Your images are refreshing and vibrant! Thanks for this month's theme and hosting such a fun party!

Have a great weekend!

xx
Poppy

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

The autumn foliage is stunning, Trishie! It is wonderful the warm weather is sticking around so you and your baby can enjoy it. Thank you for hosting the hop again!

burntfeather said...

Foliage is so pretty - love the contrast with the blue sky and I've been very very thankful for those warmer days! Sorry I missed this month's challenge should definitely be up and running for next months :)

Kate from Clear the Way said...

After seeing this, I think I'll walk to work tomorrow. =]

Chantille Fleur said...

I'm afraid I ran out time to join this month's link up! And I had planned on getting out with my macro lens and exploring the paddocks a bit :-(

Hope you're having a good day!
Sarah x