Still going strong.

Turns out the leaves aren’t quite done yet.

So, at the risk of boring some of my more persnickety readers,  I’m going to post some more photos of the fall foliage.

PS.  See if you can spot Junior Bear.   He’s in one of the snapshots.

Oct. 1

Oct. 2

Oct. 3

Oct. 4

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

Oct. 6a

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

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46 Comments on “Still going strong.”

  1. Bandobras Says:

    Sure, sure, these are very nice but back when I was young we took pictures like this in black and white.

    And we liked it that way.

  2. Karen JL Says:

    Isn’t he in two shots? I’m sure I see him at the very top of that tree in the third one.

    That little guy can climb! 😉

  3. Mer Says:

    ::dons reading glasses::

    I bought them at the thrift store for a quarter. 😀

    @ Friar

    I found him. You want I should keep quiet until everyone else shows up?

    Tricky Friar, making Junior Bear wear camouflage! Good thing it’s not bear season.


  4. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Big fucking deal, any clown with a computer can use Photoshop. Oh look, I turned my yellow tree red! Gosh, I’m impressed.



  5. jerry Says:

    eyeteabagguys –you should fill your mouth–and shut up

  6. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Hey Jerrycan,

    I always knew Friar had a gay lover that would eventually show himself by cumming to his rescue!

    Eyeteabagguy -no “s”, there is only one of me.

  7. Kyddryn Says:

    Friar, sugar, you keep this up and I’m going to have to invade your country and claim in in the name of…er…hmm…I’ll think of something.

    I adore your little bear. Good grief.

    Thank you for the beautiful scenery – as I figured, we’re going from green to gone down here in Redneck Central. The trees around Casa de Crazy are doing their best but are mostly just shedding their clothes and waving their chilly bones in the breeze.

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K (who is still sleeping with the windows open, so she can’t complain too much)

  8. Brett Legree Says:

    Technically, isn’t Junior Bear in all of the shots (though he’s behind the camera in all but one)?

    Heh heh heh…

  9. Mer Says:

    …isn’t Junior Bear in all of the shots (though he’s behind the camera in all but one)?

    @ Brett

    So how does that work?

    Mer, curious

  10. Brett Legree Says:

    He had to be there (with Friar), otherwise there’d be no shot 🙂

    Brett, being silly

  11. Davina Says:

    I can’t stop staring at that bright red tree in the first shot. Incredible colour, and how fortunate you were that the weather cooperated for a change eh? Beautiful skies. I think Junior Bear must be the next best thing to man’s best friend — think he quite enjoys these trips of yours.

  12. Kelly Says:


    Just wow.

  13. Linda Says:

    Lovely photos. I think Junior Bear looks very comfy leaning against that giant boulder in the last photo.

  14. seestor Says:


    As if …. Friar isn’t smart enough to use photoshop. He’d have to get Friar’s mom to do it for him.


  15. Brett Legree Says:


    Friar wouldn’t use Photoshop. The name’s not goofy enough.

    He would use…

    The GIMP!

    (I use the GIMP. Very nice program…)

  16. Eyeteaguy Says:


    Eyeballguy, oddly enough, I never thought to use that one.

    Its true that Friar isn’t very smart but there are some programs that even he can use. And he obviously did. A red tree, like that ever happens.


  17. Eyeteaguy reads xkcd, yes? 🙂

  18. Davina Says:

    Lol, you guys! If Photoshop changes name to Photoshit… then Friar would use it. Wait… he’s already done “photo shit” Just ask Junior Bear. He was there 😉

  19. Friar Says:

    Well if it was good enough for Ansell Adams, it should be good enough for us.

    There’s only one photo of the bear that I’m aware of (Unless he snuck in another one, just to mess with me).

    This was in a provincial park, where bear hunting isn’t allowed. That’s why The Bear is so open about his appearance.

    Ol’ Eyeteaguy is welcome to fill his mouth with whatever he wants. Just as long as I don’t have anything to do with it.

    Thaaaank you! Now I had to try to explain to my mom about tea bags.

  20. Friar Says:

    We’re really fortunate to have such nice colors here. But we pay for it. Within a couple of weeks, the trees will be bare and grey. Won’t see fresh greenery till early May.

    @Brett and Mer
    Yes, how do you know I actually took all these photos? Maybe the Bear took a few himself.

    Yeah, that tree stood out. That’s how it appeared in real life, with no color enhancement from Photoshop.

    Desipte what Eyeteaguy says.

    THanks! You know, I see this every year, and I never get tired of it. It’s like I’m seeing if for the first time, every time.

    It was a four hour hike, so Junior was very greatful for the rest break! 🙂


    Et tu, sis?

  21. Brett Legree Says:

    Exactly! (see my first comment…)

  22. mehculpa Says:

    Now I had to try to explain to my mom about tea bags.

    Oh my! 😯


  23. Brett Legree Says:

    What do you mean?

    A “tea bag” is a little cloth/paper thingy you put shredded tea leaves in, right? To make it easy to retrieve the tea out of your cup/pot.

    I prefer loose leaf myself.

    And a Roman shower is something you take in Italy.

    A Cleveland steamer is a boat made in Cleveland, of course.

    Finally, Dirty Sanchez is a guy from Mexico who doesn’t shower.


  24. Karen JL Says:

    @ Friar – I once had to explain to my mother what a blow job was. *shudder*

    (Her reaction was “BLEEEEEHHHH!” Poor dad…)

    @ Brett – You made me google ‘Cleveland Steamer’…
    Damn you.

    (And yet, at the same time, I’m grateful I had to.)

  25. Brett Legree Says:

    @Karen JL,

    I pride myself on corrupting “innocents” everywhere heh heh…

    (you’re one of “us” now muahahahaha!)

  26. Friar Says:

    I really think the marketing guys need to come up with a better name.

    “The Gimp” might put off a lot of people googling for image editing software.


    Yeah, sorry to disappoint you for writing another boring post. Mabye I should follow your example…and write as often as you do.

    Shhh….don’t tell everyone my secret!

    That wasn’t “Photoshit”. That was “The Dump”.

    Visiting family this weekend…my sister and Mom were looking at my blog (I told them to look at my autumn leaf photos). And then Friars Mom asks about Eyeteaguy’s “nickname”.

    Luckily, my sister answered before I had to! 😮


    Yes..those are ALL of those things.

    And that’s exacty what I’ll tell Friar’s Mom, if she asks.


    Yeah…your poor dad! 🙂

    By the way, did you see the new Southpark episode this week, regarding chipotle and bleeding? 😉

  27. Kelly Says:

    Whoa, was I scared. I thought I heard Friar’s voice coming out of Friar’s Mom’s mouth for a second there.


  28. mehculpa Says:

    @ Karen JL

    Two Words: Urban Dictionary. Although they were mixing up Dirty Rodriguez with the Cleveland Steamer.



    I’m just sayin’.

    Your poor dad is right. 😦

    @ Friar

    When all else fails, send Friar’s Mom to Rachel Maddow. That’s how I found out about ITGuy’s nickname. Of course, I went to Urban Dictionary after that. But still: Rachel Maddow.


  29. mehculpa Says:

    @ Friar

    I wouldn’t have wanted to tell your mom (or my mom!) either. 😮 I’m glad Seestor did the honors.

    @ Brett

    Did you get your mouth washed out with soap when you were younger? ‘Cause that was just 😈


  30. Friar Says:


    I’m visiting and using Friar’s Mom’s laptop. So I think the default name for the commenter had been set to “Friar’s Mom”. But rest assured, it is me (Friar) and I fixed the error.


    Brett is a bad BAD influence. Which is why I like to hang out with him, I guess.

  31. Karen JL Says:

    @ Friar – Yes, I watched SP online. That was an awesome episode! “You’re just being ignorant!”

    @ Mer – Thank goodness it was some kind of wiki/dictionary thing that came up first and not images. Eeeeesh!

    It breaks my 3 rules of sex/porn. Which is: do whatever you want as long as it doesn’t involve kids, animals or poop.

    @ Brett – Damn, I thought I already *was* one of you. 😦

  32. Brett Legree Says:


    I think the GIMP developers are just honest, unlike some other software guys.

    Example – Microsoft PowerPoint.

    So, we know it’s small enough to fit in a pocket, and it’s made of silicone for that natural feel.

    It takes batteries.

    And all the action happens right at the tip.

    So, anyone who lists “expertise with Microsoft PowerPoint” on a resume, gets a single raised eyebrow from me (think Mr. Spock).



    No, we didn’t have soap, we lived two doors down from Dirty Sanchez heh heh

    @Karen JL,

    Well, you were already, but it’s like this – it’s kind of like Scientology, without all the weird Tom Cruise stuff.

    There are many levels – you just reached the next level 😉

  33. Friar Says:

    Yeah, wasn’t that a great episode?


    And I totally agree with your 3 rules.

    Though some people seem to be comfortable with your third example.

    (Just thinking about the love scene in Team America World Police) 😉


    I agree. It’s like Scientology.

    Karen has graduated to Double-Secret Probation Level Green.

    If she sends us $5000, we can send her the course material so she can try for the Double-Secret Probabation Level ORANGE.

  34. XUP Says:

    Gee, if you come late to the comments around here you feel foolish trying to comment on the post since all the comments before yours have very little to do with the post anymore. Anyway, I thought the photos were spectacular.

  35. Eyeteaguy Says:

    There were photos in this post?

  36. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Holy crap, Vikings Vs. Dinosaurs!

    I knew it was possible.

  37. Friar Says:


    Thanks for actually noticing the photos! (Unlike some of the OTHER readers…!) 😉

    As much as I like an open discussion, it’s a welcome change to get a comment related to what my post was originally about.


    Yeah…there were photos, in case you missed it…

    …before you and Brett dragged everyone down to the lowest common denominator.

  38. Karen JL Says:

    @ Friar & Brett – The cheque’s in the mail!

  39. Friar Says:


    Good thing too, because space is limited.

    (Plus the price triples, after next week)

  40. Eyeteaguy Says:

    I dragged it to the lowest common denominator? I did no such thing. I just showed Brett the way, gave him the keys to my car, and filled the tank with gas.

    They rest was up to your sick followers, God love ’em.


  41. Friar Says:


    I’m quite pleased how we keep dragging Karen further and further down, to our level.

    And Jerry ain’t doing too shabby, for a relatively new arrival.

    Well done.

  42. Gasp!!! Took my breath away….just beautiful. Now….back to work. 😀

  43. Friar Says:


    I’m gonna paint one of those scenes this weekend.

  44. hannah78 Says:

    Those are some great pictures Friar! You have a good eye! 🙂

  45. Friar Says:


    Thanks…(but you didn’t see the dozens of crummy-looking photos I also took!) 😉

    But with a digital camera, if you take enough pictures, sooner or later you’ll get some good ones.

  46. Eyeteaguy Says:

    Kinda like your posts. Keep posting enough of them and eventually you’ll write something half-decent.


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