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Friday, November 26, 2010

Late Autumn in my Garden - The Last Maple Leaf

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I took this photo a few days ago when skies were clear for a moment and this last maple leaf was determinedly holding on to the bitter end. It has since fallen to the ground, joining its red, gold, orange and brown brethren, signaling, to me at least, that Autumn is over.

I didn't get as much accomplished in my garden as I would have liked this fall, which means there will be more work in the spring. At least I have the winter to contemplate what I'll do when the rains stop.

I like to think I welcome winter with all her attendant indoor coziness, but the truth is that I like longer, warmer days where I can spend more time outside, whether it's gardening or shooting photos.

I'm working on patience ...





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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

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For my friend Erika







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Monday, November 22, 2010

Autumn in my Garden - Virbunum Leaf for Ruby Tuesday

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The late afternoon sun shining through a viburnum leaf, creating such a display of veins and ridges, seemed to light up the leaf from within.  Such is my offering for this week's Ruby Tuesday.




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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Autumn in My Garden - Circus Rose

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Out in the yard shooting photos, playing with camera settings.  Sometimes I get a shot that just intrigues me:  No flash; sunny blue sky overhead; haven't a clue why it turned out this way.  But I'm glad it did.






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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sunset - Fire in the Sky

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Now, I thought this photo was nice enough.

I put my camera away and went in the house to fix dinner, and ...

... just happened to see the glow of this when passing by a window.

Kinda nice.







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Monday, November 15, 2010

Ruby Hips

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Got RED?

It's time for Ruby Tuesday over at Work of the Poet where Mary hosts photographers showing off their ruby red photos of the week. Mary has posted a particularly beautiful photo this week.  Take a look. 





 






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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sun Setting Behind Pewetole Island

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I meant to post this over a month ago.  The sun has moved since I took this photo and now sets quite to the left of the distant rock.  Autumn sliding into Winter ...

Me trying to get my groove back.



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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn in My Garden - Water Everywhere

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Early morning:  I love how water droplets cling to the serrated edges of rose leaves.










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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Autumn in My Garden - Shadowplay in Penstemon

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"Mom, how're you doing?"

"Well, I haven't put up a blog post in about a month..."

"Actually, it's been exactly 35 days."

"Wow, you keep track?"

"Yes.  So, how're you doing?"

We had a wonderful, long conversation, but the upshot is:  Nothing like a call from one of your kids to remind you that you've been remiss in the blogging arena.

Besides missing visiting my favorite bloggers, I've missed taking photos for Shadow Shot Sunday. So between bouts of rain the other day, the sun shone and illuminated the stamens inside these penstemon blossoms and I was able to take my first SSS shots in quite a while.


Shadow Shot Sunday lives on Tracy's blog, Hey Harriet.  Take a look each Sunday for great shadow photos from all over the place.


PS - Thanks, Miles!

PPS - Tracy, I'll link to you as soon as Mr. Linky wakes up. ;)




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