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Friday, December 21, 2007

Photohunt: Light


The photohunt theme this week is light. An individual damp leaf is very light.
I prefer raking the light leaves when they are slightly damp because they don't fly off as freely or irritate my sinuses as bad.
The problem is that once you get a whole bunch of light damp leaves raked up, and put in a container to move them where you can chop the leaves for mulch, they are no longer very light.
That's it for my light post which turned into a heavy post at the end.

To find other Saturday photohunters, and to learn about the hunt, you can go to, . You can also find photohunters at technorati


74 comments:

Yen said...

WOW! Amazing shots! Happy Weekend too:)
Here's mine for this week!
Yen's Photo Hunt
Happy Holidays!

eastcoastlife said...

Dried leaves are so light that they fly all over the place when the wind blows. That is no light work because I would be perspiring heavily after I'm done with sweeping them up!

If I do that often, I might weigh lighter. hehe....

PowersTwinB said...

Oh those are great photos for this weeks theme! Amazing one light leaf! Thanks for visiting my hunt early

Liza said...

Beautiful take on the LIGHT theme. Happy hunting.

A Simple Life said...

Great shots! Loved the composition. Have a great weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

I love the colors of the fallen leaves. They are so beautiful. Unfortunately, nobody loves racking. haha. Nice shots Carver. Merry X'mas :)

Pat said...

Wow - beautiful photos of the leaves, especially the last one.

Happy Holidays!

Mar said...

Beautiful, Carver, what great take on the theme!!!

WorksForMom said...

Amazing shot. That last shot is downright professional. Kudos!

littlepolaris said...

hi carver~
i like your first picture of the leaf.
Merry Christmas!

jennwa said...

That is a very cute post. And I love the pics.

jams o donnell said...

Wow such excellent composition. Great photos Carver. Happy weekend and a very happy Christmas

-TNChick- said...

I agree, a bunch of raked leaves are not light. Fall cleanup is no fun - we have a lot of it 'round my place.

Corey~living and loving said...

What a fun take on the theme. Made me smile. :)
Happy Holidays!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

It definitely wasn't a heavy post, and the pictures are just great. Merry Christmas!

the teach said...

Carver, enjoyed your light -to- heavy post! Ha!
Have a wonderful holiday and all the best to you and your family!

Thanks for visiting me!

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful shots, but I have to say the second shot is my absolute favourite because it completely grabs our attention!

SabineM said...

That first photo is AMAZING! I miss picking up leaves (though I whined about it when I had to do it!)
We don't get too much of those here in Southern CAl!
Happy Weekend!

Nap Warden said...

Clever take on the theme...well done!

Krista said...

Wonderful shots and a great interpretation.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The leaves are beautiful and they should be trained to fall into containers in the fall time... hehehe....
thanks for dropping by!
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Katya said...

Aha! You took the theme on a different direction! I can almost SMELL the leaves! Ours are pretty much covered up under the snow now!

Marry Christmas, Carver!

ipanema said...

wow, great shots carver! i love the first one! it is true that they are not a hassle if one rakes them damp.

happy weekend!:)

ellen b. said...

We still have a bunch to rake up! ugh! Happy hunting...

Expat Traveler said...

beautiful. I wouldn't have thought of something like that, light and light. Plus if you think about it, the leaves need the light to give them the colors!

Valarie said...

What great photos for this weeks theme. I love the last shot. Have a great weekend and a Happy Holidays.

YTSL said...

Great shots and commentary. BTW, you're the first Photo Hunter that I've visited thus far to go for the light as in 'not heavy' take on the theme... :b

superkimbo said...

Great take on this week's theme! I love how your pictures tell the story of your day.

Huey said...

Haha! That's a funny light-to-heavy post you have here. :D

idealpinkrose said...

those are good shots! we just ignored it sometimes but we don't know how beautiful the damp is until you've taken a picture of it..

mine is up: here.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I had such an image of light for this one that all of you who came up with light weight are just making me laugh. What a great take!

Natalie said...

That's an original take on the theme! Good job!

My light pictures are up now too! :)

Tab said...

Great pics for this weeks theme. Love the dew drops on the leaf.

Mimi Lenox said...

I really love those photographs. Thanks for taking us on your leaf journey.

Dorid said...

I don't miss having a yard at ALL when I see the photos of all those wet leaves!

Theresa said...

Maybe if you get a smaller bucket they would remain light :)

Great photos!

denz said...

wow! stunning photo,indeed you have a great picture... keep it up!!!

here is mine:
PhotoHunt1...
PhotoHunt2...
Happy Holidays c",)

Mishi the Secret Agent Mama said...

Carver, I love your take on it!!

JC said...

You've almost made raking leaves sound like fun ;-) Great shots!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

That is a unique take on today's theme! Very creative! Love the photography.

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

danielctw said...

Nice shots again carver... :)

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

Very well explained. Great shots as always.
Happy Hunting!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting. This has been another fun photohunt.

Leesa said...

Wonderful choices :)

jmb said...

Carver you are always first on everyone's comment list. How do you do that?
These are fabulous photos, you are really talented at photography.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

kljs said...

Wonderful shots!

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A. said...

Wonderful shots as ever! I love the autumn leaves, light or heavy:)

Lorian said...

Great shots Carver! Yes, those darn leaves are all over the backyard, but with the work going on out there we just can't get them up yet! I love your 3rd shot! Have a wonderful weekend and holiday!

mott said...

HI!

Thanks for dropping by my blog!!! Yes..you r right about those leaves!!! It's alright when it's just one..but when it's thousands......

*faints*

Sue said...

Great ideas for the "light" hunt! Happy Holidays, and thank you so much for stopping by!

WilStop said...

Great photo shots you got here...

Thanks for visiting mine...

Rebecca said...

I love love LOVE that first photo. :)

Randi said...

Great pic and Merry Christmas!

Janet said...

Loved your interpretation of light...and those photos are gorgeous!

Mark said...

Hi Carver,
what great shaped leaves.I bet you need a cup of tea after raking all those up.Just think though what great compost you will get and the worms will make lite work of it for you as well.

Ho Ho Ho Mark

tanabata said...

Fun post! I really enjoyed your light leaves! :)

lissa said...

I like your perspective/idea for light. It's very creative!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Sabine said...

I absolutely love your shots for the light theme Carver! The first one is especially beautiful.

I don't envy you for the work fallen leaves mean to you, but I'd love to SEE such leaves again, for a change!

Have a happy Christmas!

Teri said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Great take on this week's theme. Love how you transformed them into heavy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

Fleur de Lisa said...

Oh yes, leaves. I spent so much time with them this fall. I still don't think I've gotten them all.

Love the shot with the rake tines-- lovely.

mousey said...

that's easy to clean. just wait the wind that can blow them away lol!

great shots and merry christmas carver!

Siani said...

Lovely pics - perfect for this week's theme. Have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

My PhotoHunt can be seen at Siani's Pot-Pourri.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting. Merry Christmas!

Colin Campbell said...

I really miss proper Autumn's. The best were during my years in the US. Have a lovely holiday season.

everydayhealy said...

Oh! I always utilize the dried leaves as nutrients to my trees. I don't throw them away. hehe...

Merry Christmas, Carver!

Voyager said...

Beautiful leaves. Prayers could take flight on them. And that's an image I cherish right now. Thanks for the photos.
V.

pelfy said...

I do agree that dried leaves are light. I dislike sweeping them because when the wind blows, I need to sweep them again. Haha.. Anyway, thanks for leaving a great comment in my post. See you around. Merry Christmas!

Juliana RW said...

Nice shot.

Joyismygoal said...

I love that light shot leaves are light

Anna said...

Beautiful thanks for sharing this lovely photos....Merry Christmas...Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

napaboaniya said...

I wanna be there for X'mas shopping!!!
Wishing you a bless X'mas!!!

farmingfriends said...

Beautiful leaf images and a great take on the theme. Sara from farmingfriends

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting.