Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Leaves


Photographers, both amateur or professional, alike, are fascinated with them.

Botanists like examining them.

Gardeners like growing them


And travellers relaxing under them.

The theme for this week’s Friendly Friday Photo Challenge is: –


Join the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Post a comment below and include a ‘Friendly Friday’ ping-back in your post, so all can find your entry.

The ‘Friendly Friday Photo Challenge’ is launched every Friday by Amanda from

Something to Ponder About, and Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere.

Scroll down to find further instructions on how to join in with Friendly Friday .

Friendly Friday
  • Publish a ‘Friendly Friday ‘Leaves,’ post and include a URL link to this post, tagging your post, ‘Friendly Friday’.
  • Include the Photo Challenge logo, if you wish.
  • Copy the URL for your published Friendly Friday post, in the comments below, so other readers can visit your blog.
  • Enjoy seeing other Friendly Friday participant’s entries by following the links. It’s fun!
  • Follow the blogs to see future prompts.

Please note we do not have deadlines for any Friendly Friday challenge.

By Forestwood

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to Amanda's heart, even though she is an Australian. Travel broadens the mind, so Amanda travels whenever she can. She is an avid crime fiction reader, and enjoys travel photography, writing and a variety of crafts, and traditional art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, she has a strong environmental bent. Take a look and say hi!

121 replies on “Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Leaves”

We are heading in to summer headlong, JustblueDutch! After all, everything is upside down in the southern hemisphere!! I have to travel far to the North to see Autumn colour!!


Oh I am with you there in the dislike of the strong winds, Marion. The westerlies here go right through you! And they bring dust from the outback, which sets off the sinuses! But we are lucky, they don’t hang around for long. You should fly south for winter!Lol!


Well done! The textures in your photo made me think they would definitely be on the brown side! Awesome photography. Do you think you might like to host a Friendly Friday Photo Challenge for me, one day?


First off the block, Klodo! Great effort! Excellent leaves for the challenge. I love the clarity in your photos.
Regarding the seasons in Australia, it wholly depends on where you area. Most of Australia, especially the Northern half, has only two seasons – wet and dry. The south is more temperate in that they have a bit of an Autumn and a bit of a Spring. But it can be hot hot hot in summer and cold as, in winter. But the winters are wet and the summers are dry – hence the bushfire problems. We are up in the north so we have a subtropical climate.Humid wet summer rains and dry, dry winters. Not that much fun. Spring might last one or two weeks and no real Autumn to speak of. Probably why I am obsessed with Autumn leaves. I am deprived living here! Hah!

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Yes, I can only imagine. After only 3 hotish(30c) days here I crave cool weather again. I am not sure i would cope in such temperatures. Melbourne does not look too bad though. maybe Tasmania.

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I took the first photo with an iPhone that has portrait mode and it automatically blackens the background. But the light through the leaves was my choosing.
We do get some leaf colors but have to drive East for good colors.

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One can see many natural patterns in the leaf veination, Indira. I like the selection to chose to showcase. Thanks first one is a plant I am not familiar with. Do you know it’s name?
Thank you for joining in.

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Hello Amanda! Great content you have here and I am eager to know you and explore your Blog. Btw, I love this theme as I am a plant lover and next to painting materials, they are my biggest expenditures Lol. My life revolves as well with my plants.

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Hello fellow painter!! Thank you for your kind comment. You are very welcome here and to join in with the the.e if you choose! What style of art is your favourite genre.? I am a painter of traditional Norwegian art, the one called Rosemaling. Have you heard of it?

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Thank you for saying such nice things! I do hope you give it a try one day. With a blog name like justbluedutch, you have to have a Dutch connection and that is entirely appropriate as the Dutch ( up in the north) tried to replicate Rosemaling. They were exposed to it during their Hanseatic trading endeavours. They developed their own style in the small village of seafarers called Hindeloopen. I visited there once. There is an inspirational museum there. Their folk art is much easier to paint than Rosemaling. Another link for you :


That is a kind comment. Thank you very much for saying so. Raindrops are a fascinating subject for me. I used to paint water drops and was always surprised how much colour one used to achieve a water drop effect.

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The photo you liked, Yvette was taken in Japan in crimson message season! It is gorgeous! But I guess you are no stranger to Autumn colours!
I love that you joined in again. I actually like the photo where the back of the flower is featured!! You can see the vivid seagreen colour of the value and leaves!

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Oh thanks for the feedback on the featured flower – and I just tell ya that was not a planned photo – well I meant to take it – but I only had a few minutes to take sunflower pics that day and was rally trying to get a nice shot of a “pair” – you know how a lot of artists have “two” flowers (like O’Keeffe?) and so looking at them later – I realized I got some detail of the leaf with all that fuzzzzz
And your photo from Japan — must have been awesome feeling that in person

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… and bloggers enjoy reading about them! 🙂
Leaves are magic! They capture the light and turns it into life and colour! There are times, when I am sitting under a tree and looking up at the leaves, that I never want to leave … 😉 🙂

Thank you, dear Amanda! I hope and wish for you to have a really great and inspiring Sunday, my friend! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Thank to Elena! It is Father’s day in Australia so lots of folk are out and about visiting family.
I agree with you about the leaves. I feel exactly the same way. Thanks for your beautiful comment.

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Ummm I started an astrology blog in 2008 & this one in 2012 to pick up everything that I wanted to write about that my astro readers didn’t want to read about. I’ve really only got serious about it since I wrote my first novel a few years ago. You?

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I can’t remember when I first started blogging. About 7-9 years ago, but didn’t get too serious until a few years later when my blog evolved and really took off. Another blogger I Melbourne and I are planning a book but it is a long term project. Being a published author, I would be grateful for any tips from you, in that regard. I have met with three other bloggers, Lorelle in Melbourne and Ineke in N.Z. and one in Norway.Great experiences connecting and sharing ideas. Every blog is different! I will enjoy getting to know yours. Have you met other bloggers and if so, what was your experience?

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I sure have. Quite a few – each have been people that I’ve got to know really well through their blogs so meeting them was easy. I’m about to start some how to write or rathe how to organsie yourself to write posts on my author site. I’ll link to them through this one. It would be great if you could follow along.

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