Official First Day of Fall

Fall has always been my favorite season and with today marking the official first day, I thought I would honor it with a very “Fall” picture.

I took this shot a few years ago in Issaquah, Washington. I was doing a photoshoot of the fall colors as the trees were at their peak in and around this area. The fall foliage irony here is that the foothills and mountains in this area are covered in evergreen trees, so they are very green all year regardless of the season. The only fall colors are all of the deciduous trees that have been planted throughout the years in the towns and cities. That’s not to say that there isn’t spectacular fall foliage, it’s just not in the surrounding mountains, only in the established cities. Be that as it may, the amount of trees turning vidid yellows and red are everywhere throughout the metropolitan area of Seattle.

I was done with my photoshoot, when I drove by this scene. Believe it or not, this wasn’t in a large park or along a hiking trail. This setting was literally along a major boulevard in Issaquah that had a nice pedestrian walkway winding along the boulevard with trees, grass and occasional areas to sit.  I caught it out of the corner of my eye and thought about it as I continued to drive on down the road. A little voice had me turn around, find parking at a nearby shopping center and walk back to this bench to capture this shot.


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36 thoughts on “Official First Day of Fall

  1. Darlene

    This picture is the perfect depiction of a fall day. It appeals to all the senses. I can feel the cool breeze, smell the fresh fall air and hear the rustling leaves.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      As I recall Nancy it was around the third week of Oct of the year I got this shot….we were up there last year late Oct in Lake Stevens area and there was still lots of fall color!! Enjoy your time up there.

      1. Felipe Adan Lerma

        It’s blessing, that’s for sure! Tagged ur post within my Fine Art America post tomorrow (09’24) – the whole stopping for those moments of inspiration is so important and so fulfilling; thanks, Kirt 😊

  2. lorriebowden

    Don’t you just love that little voice, Kirt? I try to listen to it…always! The capture is beautiful…even if it isn’t my favorite time of year…the leaves falling make me sad.
    Hope all is well in your world. Sweet Blessings

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I have always loved fall even when I lived in a colder climate…loved it up to that first beautiful snow fall…then I was done and ready for spring…lol. I always listen to that voice even when I don’t get why….always pans out!!! Hope all is well with you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!!

      1. lorriebowden

        Thanks, Kirt…I intend to😉
        I have not always listened to that voice in the past…but you can bet I do my very best to tune in and obey now!
        Sweet blessings 🌝

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  4. Sue Slaght

    I love that you stopped for this photo after the main photography event. Just adore these special finds. The black bench creates such wonderful contrast against the explosion of autumn colour.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It has such a welcoming look and feel to it!!! Love fall colors!! I say that and here I live in Southern California. I get my fix every couple of years by going where the colors are stunning!!!

  5. Dan Antion

    I love this, Kirt. I love the contrast on the bench and in the background. When I lived in Seattle, we would drive all over to find patches like this, to feel at home in the fall. They are often hard to find, but precious when found. Nicely done.


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