Trees against the sky like this make me think of the "cameo" portraits made by cutting a silhouette of someone's face from dark paper and placing it on a white background. When the sky looks like this I imagine someone making a million intricate cuts with a pair of tiny scissors.
Every time I take a photo of the fall foliage I wonder if it will be the last of the vibrant colors, and I keep being surprised. I had an early morning appointment this morning and saw these on the hill by where I parked.
My photo of sunrise this morning is much more vivid than my photos of the moon during the eclipse last night. It was a cool experience, but didn't make for spectacular images. If you squint at this photo it looks like a forest fire.
I always enjoy trees, but the changing of the leaves makes a fabulous show. The weather can't decide whether we're still in fall or fully into winter. High of 75 degrees yesterday and today around 55 degrees.
After several White Elephant gift exchanges in previous years, I had adopted low expectations. The way these things work, if you open something cool, it's likely to be "stolen" by another person. This year has reset my expectations. Tonight's results - five small cookbooks.
I'm not willing to set up a tripod outside the homes of strangers, so Christmas lights turn out a bit squiggly when you zoom in. This is one of my favorites - simple and elegant. This family went all out, with a tree inside and one outside.
We had dinner at one of our favorite diners tonight. Amongst the Christmas decor were glass balls hung from ribbons attached to the ceiling. Some had frosted surfaces, but those with shiny ones reflected everything below.
The early sunset this time of year makes me even more grateful for weekend days with lovely sun. A few days ago I mentioned that we both wanted to feel a bit more ducky, and I have to admit, my spirit is significantly lighter the last few days.
White elephant gift exchanges...you never know what you're going home with. What at first looked like a gallon-sized freezer bag of multi-colored yarn turns out to be a panel of long strings meant to hang across a doorway. Very likely to turn into a crafts project, lest it become a cat toy.
Michael, armed and ready to evacuate a couple of yellow jackets that decided to visit us this afternoon - inside. He had some similar visits during the summer, but usually not in groups, and we thought that was done now that it's colder.
This is one of my favorite photos from last weekend. If you don't recognized it, that's the hole at the end of the world in the background. I'm hoping I can get as many photos this weekend to stock up for coming weeks - since it gets dark so early lately.
Last weekend was a beautiful day and I was able to get a bunch of photos for a rainy (or busy) day. At the hole at the end of the world - can't help but watch the ducks - in case one goes over the edge.