Festival of Leaves 2022: That’s a Wrap!

What a wonderful autumn 2022 has been. It seemed more like days of old when October was thee month for color, rather than November as it has been for the last seven years or so. October really was truly wonderful this year, with trees full of vibrant color. The only sad (weird?) part is that now that it is November, and autumn has fallen, I feel like I am missing something. Ahh well. To every thing there is a season…

I want to thank this years participants and of course all those who visited and commented. I missed some posts the first time but found them easily in the reader under Festival of Leaves. I use that option a lot, not with just my challenges, but others.

First let me thank Terri who continues to give me support week in and week out, year after year. I loved her Feathery Touch.

To the Geriatri’x Gallery, thank you for sharing, I especially loved those lovely ginkgos.

Are you sensing a pattern? Yes, I do love yellow.

Thanks also to Cee who supports my challenges and shares some beautiful images of her own, this one with it’s red and green contrasts might be my favorite.

Marilyn was a wonderful participant this year and I enjoyed sharing comments between our two blogs. I especially loved this post during week 5.

And speaking of red… Here is a wonderful example of it from Oklahoma.

And another, the deep red of this Red Acer from the UK.

While we are on the subject of color, check out this image of a tree (painted with eco-friendly water color paint) at an installation at the Peabody Art Museum, in Massachusetts.

No one shows us color like Jude, but more than that, I just loved the veins in these leaves.

But it doesn’t matter what color, we all know, it is all about the light, as my favorite Horse Addict shows us here.

I adore the photography from my Norwegian blogging friend, all her images are exquisite, but I am wild about these waterfalls.

My blogging friend at Words like Honey shares some pretty sweet words but her images are pretty sweet too, especially this one.

And speaking of words, our current queen of quotes, shared this post with beautiful fall images from her archives.

Our friend Yvette posted some fun leaf images, even spelling out her name in this one.

From Connecticut this post that begins with a lovely quote (that I read like a nursery rhyme) shows us some gorgeous autumn images. I especially love the sun shining through the orange leaves.

While perusing the reader I found this mosaic of colorful autumn images and thoughts. It was kind of a nice surprise.

You can find posts from this years festival in your reader here.

I’ll close out this year’s Festival of Leaves, now. My final image from Shenandoah National Park, as The Sun Sets Behind the Bare Trees, seems appropriate.

Join is in late March when we begin our Spring Festival.

See more of my autumn images by clicking here: A Lingering Look at Autumn


13 thoughts on “Festival of Leaves 2022: That’s a Wrap!

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  2. What a lovely season this year. October has been exceptionally mild so leaves turning colour have been rather late. November though has often felt like winter! Thanks for hosting the challenge once again Dawn. I shall have look at your choices later – the textures challenge has kept me very busy this week! I do have one last photo for you though. Enjoy your thanksgiving if you celebrate it, and I wish you a happy, cosy winter.

    Celebrating Autumn #10


  3. Thank you for hosting the Fesival of Leaves 2022. I always enjoy taking part and thank you for the link to my morning light leaf photo and your nice comment. We have had our first snow here and now having a milder spell. I look forward to the Spring Festival.

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  4. Aww, the end of a wonderful challenge, Dawn. I love participating as many do. What a great ending shot to wind up your challenge. We are covered in snow with a few stubborn leaves clinging to the mostly bare trees. Thank you for hosting and we’ll be back for the spring festival!


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  7. Hi Dawn, better late than never. lol It’s been a little hectic of late. Thank you for what you do. I so enjoy this challenge. I grew up looking at palm trees and cholla cactus. Looking for leaves is much more fun. Thank you for including my post at Champoeg State Park. It’s such a pretty place. Until another challenge.


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