Sunday, 28 October 2012

Following the Leaves of the City



The sun broke through the grey, misty clouds on Thursday afternoon,
as I was biking through the city.



The bicycle paths were covered by the red and yellow leaves,
that were swirling around in the wind.



The reflections of the sun rays in the windows and the dancing leaves 
decorated the route making my tour bright and vivid.



The brances of wild vine streching up and to the sides along the red brickwall
brought  the beautiful poem of Sister Juliemarie to my mind:




Divine Vinedresser,
What lessons do branches on a vine teach?
Listen, they will tell you.

"I need to be:
well trained and
planted in drained soil.
Dig deeper the planting hole.



Place me in full sunlight and
let me lean on a trellis;
If not, since I am a creeper,
I will run wild and wind around anything convenient.




Prune me in the dormant season.
Make sure I remember always I am a branch, not the vine.
Follow these lessons and I will produce delicious fruit."


Sister Juliemarie Mc. Donald




The leaves are changing color to bright & yellow,
they're falling off and flying around,
painting the city to a beautiful patchwork quilt.
If the branches were holding on tightly to the leaves, not letting them fall off,
this beautiful patchwork would't decorate the ground.




Sometimes we may be holding on to something tightly
instead of letting it go.
As long as the branches are a part of the tree,
they will blossom again.
The spring will come and new buds will arise.
Following the leaves of the city 
reminded me of the importance of both
 holding on and letting go.







Ni Hao Yall

lorik art 
Nurture Photography - Autumn 2012 Photo Challenge

60 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images, love the beautiful light!

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  2. What a beautiful tour!!! May your weekend be filled with God's beauty.

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  3. Such a feast for the eyes and certainly food for thought!

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  4. What beautiful captures of a beautiful city! Happy Sunday to you. We are under a blanket of white stuff.......SNOW........oh no...........

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! I hope the snow gets here at some point, even though the traffic is going very slow with the snow. I love to come by your blog and admire your aquarelle art!

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  5. Lovely photos of Autumn in your city. The changing colors of the vines are one of my favorite sights of the season.

    Thanks for sharing with YSB this week.

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  6. Gorgeous! Makes me want to be right there with you. Great job!

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  7. Just lovely. I feel like I was there! You have a great eye-

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  8. Hi! Stopping by from the Simple as That link-up! What gorgeous photos! I haven't made it out to Copenhagen yet, but I really, really want to! It looks like fall is the time to go!

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    1. Hi Jessica, thank you for your sweet words! Copenhagen blossoms int he late spring, in the summer and fall ... (Winters here can be very grey, humid and cold)

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  9. marvelous photos! i love the orange leaves on the wall--how beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Luna, I like your orange leaves and the thoughtful quote!

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  10. Beautiful colored leaves everywhere

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    1. Thank you Riet, Your pictures from the park in Rotterdam are beautiful, and the bench invites to a serene moment of quiet reflection!

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  11. Great Autumn-colours makes this a perfect post for MOM!

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    1. Autumn is a grateful season from MOM :-)

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  12. These pictures are so amazing and beautiful! I love each and every one of them.

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  13. I love these photos and the beautiful thoughts that you wove through them. I would love to see your city of Copenhagen at fall. The colors are spectacular. You did such a great job of capturing the essence of fall. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you April! The city is beautiful in summer and fall, with the trees and bushes in the parks - the light is often so beautiful by the lanes if the inner city :)

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  14. I'm stopping by today from Jumping Tandem Sunday.
    What a beautiful verse and autumn photos.
    I hope you and yours has a blessed week!

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    1. Thank you Berry, wishing you also a blessed week!

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  15. Lovely post and stunning photos. My favourites, of course, are the closeups of autumn leaves with all their colour. I like the perspective in the second one too - and the pattern of the fence and grate.
    The first landscapes are beautiful with the reflections in the water and autumn leaves. I love the light in third - and the red.
    Thank you for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thank you Lori! I'm happy being able to join MOM, it is great that you're hosting it!

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  16. Beautiful photographs, all! I like the bike shot with the sun flare.

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  17. So beautiful , it's like I was there ! Great shots ! I love the one with the sun bursting through.

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    1. Thank you, the sun was absolutely amazing after the grey and misty days!

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  18. I really want to crunch and toss the leaves.Your photographs are beautiful and calm and the compositions are appealing.

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    1. Thank you, the sound of the crunching leaves when taking a walk in a park or a forest is a part of autumn here :

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  19. Amazing shots Nina -- what a fabulous view!

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  20. Gorgeous shots.

    Visiting from Mandarin Orange Monday.
    Orange Tool
    Have a great week ahead!

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  21. Nina...your country looks so beautiful. I have had this on my bucket list for years to visit there♥ Thanks for sharing. I am your newest follower☺
    Laurie

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    1. Thank you Laurie, and welcome to Thoughts & Images! I'm greatly inspired by your photography, and am following your blog & Pinterest. If you ever visit Denmark I'd love to give you some tips about what to see & where to go :-)

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  22. How positively beautiful all your surroundings are!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Gina, the sunshine makes the city blossom in every season!

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  23. Beautiful place. Love your building photos.

    ~Imelda

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    1. Thank you Imelda! I like also the old buildings, they have a history and many stories to tell :)

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  24. All your photo are so gorgeous. I especially love the one of the vines.

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    1. Thank you Faye, the vines were the ones that caught my eye, I was also taken by their beauty against the red brick wall.

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  25. swooning over these dazzling shots
    and the quote (oh my heart).
    thanks for this sweet inspire,
    Jennifer

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    1. Thank you Jennifer - Your colorful art is filled with energy & joy, beautiful!

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  26. Beautiful photos Nina! Love the unique perspectives!! I'd love to feature you in my simple things roundup tomorrow. :)

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    1. Thank you Rebecca, for hosting the Simple Things - it would be an honor to be featured in the round up tomorrow!

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