Travel theme: Foliage

It’s getting all autumnal up here in the northern hemisphere, while down in the southern hemisphere everyone’s looking forward to spring. Whichever hemisphere you inhabit, now is a fantastic time to get out and have a look at what the trees are doing. Whether they’re about to burst into life with fresh green growth, or starting to adorn themselves in their autumn glory; even if they’re still wearing their evergreen needles, it’s a wonderful time to go leaf peeping. Here are a few photos I’ve taken that let foliage take centre stage.

The leafy entrance to the Moongate Garden; part of the Edith B. Haupt Gardens in Washington DC.

foliage edith haupt moongate garden washington dc leaves

Bird-filled branches in Snug Harbor on New York’s Staten Island.

foliage leaves new york birds nature autumn fall spring snug harbor staten island

Leafy trees casting long shadows as the sun sets over the hills of northern California.

foliage leaves trees shadows northern california

And last, but not least, a lovely array of leaves peeping over a wall in Antigua, Guatemala.

foliage palm antigua guatemala fall autumn leavees

So get your best foliage photos out and celebrate leaves. If you’d like to join in, create your own post and call it Travel Theme: Foliage. Put a link to this page in your post so others can find it.

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Happy leaf peeping!

xxx Ailsa

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Hi there! I’m Ailsa. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue wheresmybackpack.com Remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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548 Responses to Travel theme: Foliage

  1. Marianne says:

    OOHH nice! I´ll see what I can come up with, Ailsa :)

  2. writecrites says:

    The little birds are so adorable, and you got 4 of them in one shot. I love it :)

  3. pommepal says:

    G’day Ailsa great theme, you must’ve been looking over my shoulder today. We spent the day in Townsville Botanic Gardens a beautiful, small 4 hectar space of glorious foliage. I now have to download 100+ photos and choose a couple. It will not be an easy decision…
    Love your inspiring shots

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  5. dipitblack says:

    Wow, that first picture is amazing. It looks like its not real, love it!

  6. Ali says:

    Oh, what a great theme! I’ll have to get out over the weekend and take some pics of all our spring leaves that are popping up!

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  10. This was a fun one to look through photos. This photo is from fall in Switzerland

    http://adventuresweseek.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/

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  12. Miljo Anne says:

    sorry ..been a while since i joined… here’s my share finally……

    http://miljoanne.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/

  13. thirdeyemom says:

    Wonderful Ailsa! We must be on the same brainwave as I just posted on the exact same subject last night!!! So maybe I’m cheating but oh well! Here it is:

    http://thirdeyemom.com/2012/09/27/unfolding-fall/

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  15. Beautiful images, Ailsa – thanks for bringing up wonderful themes, every week – such a fresh start for our cold Friday in La Paz, Bolivia. Sharing images from our “quasi-Fall” Spring – that’s what’s happen when you’re in the Southern Hemisphere… but still high up (altitude: 3,600m) enough to have Autumn as part of your Spring scenario! :o

    http://wp.me/p1oMvI-3wv

    • ailsapm says:

      Oooh. lovely post, 3rd Culture, that shot of the park with the mountains in the background is stunning. What a beautiful part of the world!

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  17. adinparadise says:

    Lovely photos for your theme, Ailsa. I love your bird-filled branches. :)

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  19. Max510 says:

    Goodmorning everyone !
    Here my shots for this great theme. (great idea Ailsa)

    http://wp.me/pjXOq-15p

    Shots are not made during a true travel but riding with my bike on the hill of my region, Piemonte

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, gorgeous, Max, I love the dark, almost blood red leaves. Piemonte looks like a beautiful place to spend autumn. xxx

      • Max510 says:

        Thanks Ailsa !
        Yes, especially for food and wine, as well as the views of certain places.
        I don’t particularly love autumn, the days become shorter and you go towards the darkness. I love the Sun and the light

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  21. s1ngal says:

    …. and you’ve done it again! Lovely theme Ailsa and lovelier pictures. I have also been obsessed with foliage [of late] so this was completely a no-brainer ;)
    my submission: http://s1ngal.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/

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  24. Myra GB says:

    Hi Ailsa, great theme this week. I’m up today with a few ‘foliage photos’ I have taken from a swamp in New Orleans. Here’s the link.

    http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/photo-journal-travel-theme-foliage/

    I love your photograph of the Edith B. Haupt Gardens in Washington DC. Didn’t get a chance to visit that one while we were there.

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  26. Lovely challenge! Our birds are coming back to feed, today we found mice on the bird table too, so we took down the honeysuckle they were using to climb up -mean eh??? http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/travel-themefoliage

  27. Amy says:

    Love the foliage challenge, Ailsa. Beautiful photos, esp. the the Moongate Garden and birds… :)

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  29. Awesome theme this week! Can’t wait to check out some of the submissions. Here’s mine. Hope you all enjoy.

    http://laavventura.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/travel-theme-foliage/

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  31. Angelia Sims says:

    I’ll have to scout the area. So far in North Texas, it is still very much summertime, just not as hot. :-) LOVE the Moongate entrance.

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  34. The birds filling the branches and gold and against the green in your photos is very scenic. I went on an early fall hike and brought my camera. http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/an-early-fall-hike/

  35. viveka says:

    Ailsa, what brilliant photos from so many different destinations. My pick is the palm trees with the naked wall, a bit brutal .. with the magnificent green palm trees making it soft and inviting; came behind me into their shadow.

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  38. Anne Camille says:

    My first fall foliage shot of the season: http://wp.me/p1tzBV-1HO Also, there is a link in the post to my fall leaf project last year.

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  42. thirdeyemom says:

    I couldn’t resist Ailsa! Such a perfect theme for the time of year!

    http://thethirdeyeworld.com/2012/09/28/fall-foliage/

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