22 responses to Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn
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    City Slicker
    Comment on Autumn Images (October 23rd, 2013 at 04:02)

    Autumn Images

    Beautiful phtotgraphs!

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    Comment on Glorious Autumn (October 23rd, 2013 at 04:18)

    Glorious Autumn

    How VERY BEAUTIFUL Bill’s images are! They have an almost ethereal quality, some of them–especially the landscapes. It was fun to find his site and the range of subject matters he’s taken in relation to the Amish and their environs. Enjoy Florida, Erik! Soak up some sunshine to save for winter. :o) I used to have family living near Orlando. Myself, I don’t think I’d every choose to live in Florida. I like to experience ALL the seasons too!

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    Comment on Pinecraft (October 23rd, 2013 at 06:48)


    I was raised in Sarasota, Pinecraft was my favorite place to hang out. You must go to Yoders, they are known for their pie but if you like fried chicken, they have the best. I go when ever I visit mom. Also if you like cuban sandwiches, about 2 miles west of I-75 on state road 70, across from the forest service station (there is a big fire tower) is a little BP station, they make them fresh every day. Get it toasted YUUUUMMMYYY!!! When I was with the forest service we would walk across the street for lunch.

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    Rich Stevick
    Comment on Pinecraft Envy (October 23rd, 2013 at 06:58)

    Pinecraft Envy

    Erik, I’ve always like Bill’s photos, but your going to Pinecraft is what grabbed my attention. Be SURE to look up my best Pinecraft friend, Amishman Henry Detwiler, originally from Jamesport, MO, and now N Indiana. I just talked to him this morning, and he’s expecting you. He is a character, a great story teller, and will become your friend too. He is at the S end of Graber Street in Pinecraft. Just ask. You will also find him in the back room at Der Dutchman on Bahia Vista street in the early mornings. Be sure to go there with Henry or even by yourself. It’s the social hub of the Pinecraft ROMEOs–Retired Old Men Eating Out–but you will be welcome. Also go to Yoder’s Restaurant, also on Bahia Vista, for their key lime pie–or dozens more. Wish you were here–and I were there. Aus liebe, Rich P.S I am in the last two days of my final revision, PTL

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    Comment on Pinecraft art and craft (October 23rd, 2013 at 07:52)

    Pinecraft art and craft

    When in November does the art and craft festival take place in Sarasota Florida ?

    Thank you!

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    Comment on Bill Colemans Images (October 23rd, 2013 at 07:58)

    Bill Colemans Images

    OH magnificent scenery!!! Enjoy the the beautiful colors of FALL!!! AND Welcome to Florida, Erik, and others!! We do NOT have the privilege of “season change” here (I live in central Florida/east coast), and it can really gets boring, after awhile — everything stays GREEN all year long, plus the yard work never ends!! It’s always “summer”!! Good reasons to go “north” for vacations!! We really love going up north in the Fall, to get our “fix” on the fall foliage! Not to mention, going “north” for some WINTER fun as well, in the snow!

    Pinecraft is a great place, and love going there, too, especially to eat at Yoders!!… And, experiencing “a little bit” of Amish country, in Florida!

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    Roberta K.
    Comment on fall photos (October 23rd, 2013 at 08:47)

    fall photos

    Beautiful! And I so appreciate them this year since we have not yet had a frost in VA and the leaves are drying and falling without much color. We have a little yellow in some trees. I love the fall colors, so thank you for sharing the beauty you have captured.

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    Comment on Fall Photos (October 23rd, 2013 at 10:28)

    Fall Photos

    I could look thru Bill Colemans photos for hours… they are just beautiful.. I’d love to be a mouse in his backpack for a few months while hes out & about taking photos.. Thanks for sharing them.

    Enjoy Pinecraft!

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    Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 23rd, 2013 at 10:43)

    Oh my, picture #5 is so cute.

    The little fella looks like its walking away and thinking “oh my, I feel so dejected by you orange things, I only wanted to play!”

    At work we have a bench quite like that, same blue, same shape, it isn’t actually where I usually get to go, but I see in the completion of my duties, I often wonder if someone made it or if it was brought in from an Old Order community, probably not, but it makes me think of the Amish while I am supposed to be working.

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    Tina Kegley
    Comment on how lovely! (October 23rd, 2013 at 15:16)

    how lovely!

    Beautiful photos! I will be checking out his website.
    I love Sarasota! Haven’t been in years, but it’s my favorite place in FL. Next time I will visit the Amish community.

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Thanks! (October 23rd, 2013 at 16:39)


    I am thankful for the colorful Fall photos, as many trees even here (Northern IL) are still green. Thankfully, we’ve recently had a hard freeze, so maybe the colors will awaken before they fall from the trees! Meanwhile, I’ll “oooo” and “ahhhhh” over these gorgeous pix!

    SHOM—I have a bench very much like that one (the “front” wood piece is thicker, and I painted it red many years ago—originally it was grey, then I painted it orange, now red). It must be close to (if not more than) 100 years old, having stood as long as I can remember on our back porch in Chicago, “upstairs” where my grandparents once lived (a 2-flat). It’s still quite sturdy. It serves as a window sear in my kitchen bay window area, and my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter often plays on it when visiting. It does my heart good to know that yet another generation of my family still has a use for it! (My cat loves it, too—good perch for bird & squirrel-watching!)

    Erik, I’ll be waiting for ample photos of Pinecraft, which I hear is “THE” spot for Amish Snowbirds/retirees. Enjoy your visit! You have much more will power than I do, regarding local food goodies!

    Alice Mary

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      Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 24th, 2013 at 07:29)

      It was a wonderful visit yesterday. Met with some very nice people, and some very tasty food (the pumpkin ice cream was not expected). I will have a post up soon. But first, 12 hours in the car.

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        City Slicker
        Comment on Erik (October 24th, 2013 at 08:45)


        Travel safely!

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 24th, 2013 at 06:20)

    The pictures are all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

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    Christine McMahon-Chase
    Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 24th, 2013 at 09:43)

    Thank you! Beautiful photos. Bill definitely captures the essence of Autumn and the Amish.

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    Debbie H
    Comment on Fall around the country (October 24th, 2013 at 10:29)

    Fall around the country

    Thanks for the pictures, they are beautiful, especially the second one.

    As for seasons in Florida, we have them. Some trees in Florida lose their leaves, come to my house and rake the yard full I have all winter long if you miss the fall leaves. Ask the orange growers and fern farmers if we get freezes. I look forward to Spring every year when the trees bud and the robins stop by on their way north. As for winter, you can have the cold dead look of winter up north. We went for Christmas to Ohio a few years back, I could not wait to get back to the green of winter in Florida. SharonR, I live on the East coast of central Florida too and I love it. You can have the 9 months of cold up north, I’ll take nine months of warm in Florida any day. I would love it though if more people enjoyed northern seasons. Then Florida would be less crowded, especially in the winter and fall.

    Eric, I hope you enjoy all Sarasota has to offer while in that beautiful town.

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      Comment on Bill Coleman's Images of Autumn (October 24th, 2013 at 10:51)

      Bill Coleman's Images of Autumn

      Debbie H – You are also correct!
      I think it might depend on what you have in your yards, here in Central East Coast of Florida — if one has all tropical (native) plants in yards, then all “green” and no raking — we have a 2 old large oak trees, in rear of yard, but they drop leaves all year round, (ugly, little ones with no color, other than brown), and they get mulched up with the mower — which we mow all year long. Plants and trees down here, might go dormant, somewhat, but they still keep growing!

      Occasionally while driving on the highways, you MIGHT get a glimpse of a maple or sweet gum, with yellow or red leaves….but for the most part, Florida is “evergreen” and palms.

      Also, since I’ve also lived a good part of my life, in the Northern part of FLorida, we actually DID have “some” colors in the fall, and small bits of 4 season changes. But NOTHING like the autumns in the Northeast USA.

      As far as the “northerners” coming to Florida for the fall/winter, that’s just the way it is, and has been for umpteen years! We are always glad to see our “winter friends” return.

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        Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 28th, 2013 at 08:55)

        Really enjoyed it Debbie. The foliage was fascinating in Florida. Tropical looking palms and palmettos and pockets of deciduous trees (saw a few autumnal colors in rare spots in Tampa and further north). I liked the trees with the pink flowers(?) though not sure what those were.

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    Comment on Bill Coleman’s Images of Autumn (October 25th, 2013 at 22:56)

    Beautiful Pics. When I was in Florida two years ago, I had to visit Pinecraft. I was overjoyed to see an Amish woman riding her bike and that small post office:-) Enjoy!!

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    Comment on Bill`s Autumn Images (October 27th, 2013 at 06:25)

    Bill`s Autumn Images

    I am English, I love this site, and the photo`s are out of this world! When I was looking at them, it was like I was actually there, gave me a lot of peace.

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