Monday, November 29, 2010

Nov. 29, 2010 - Day 263

It has been very windy lately, and eventually all these pretty leaves turn brown and skitter around on the ground. At least until then they're nice to look at.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Nov. 28, 2010 - Day 262

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.

Nov. 27, 2010 - Day 261

The light has been absolutely beautiful lately, and the turning leaves are quite spectacular. 

Nov. 26, 2010 - Day 260

Beryl is gorgeous, even if I do say so myself. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nov. 25, 2010 - Day 259

This tree has half a rainbow in its leaves - all by itself!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nov. 24, 2010 - Day 258

I guess I should have anticipated that the critter eating the pumpkin would create a far better face than I could have ever imagined! This begs for a caption like, "God bless you! Need a tissue?"

Nov. 23, 2010 - Day 257

We've been hoping we both begin to feel a little more ducky. Michael's been suffering with cedar allergies and I'm really thankful for the long weekend. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov. 22, 2010 - Day 256

This tree was eye-catching from afar, and pretty dazzling up close too. The color is so vivid!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Nov. 21, 2010 - Day 255

Striving to keep my eyes open every day to take in the changing foliage. It's different every day and some trees are already bare.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov. 20, 2010 - Day 254

I discovered this morning that someone's been gnawing on our pumpkin. And I couldn't help imagining what it would look like if we had carved a face on it. Ha!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 2010 - Day 253

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.

Nov. 18, 2010 - Day 252

I've really been enjoying seeing the leaves change colors all over the place. Every day's a little different.

Nov. 17, 2010 - Day 251

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.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Nov. 16, 2010 - Day 250

Took photos this weekend to hold me through the week. It gets dark so early now! Lovely fall color.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nov. 15, 2010 - Day 249

Mmmm... yummy turkey meatloaf with spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nov. 14, 2010 - Day 248

I've always thought this bridge over part of White Rock Lake looks cool from the road that runs parallel. Today was the first time I'd seen it from this angle - even better!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Nov. 13, 2010 - Day 247

It must have been really windy yesterday. I have NO idea how this leaf ended up in our back yard!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Nov. 12, 2010 - Day 246

Rain continued today and the cold front finally came through this afternoon. My coworkers and I kept an eye on this dark cloud as it moved across the sky. It looked like a bruise. You can see the contrast where the base of the cloud shows next to the clear sky between the buildings. Michael and I think the one furthest back looks like a tower-style computer case.

Nov. 11, 2010 - Day 245

Late this afternoon as it was raining, the sky and its light changed every couple of minutes. This was a bright patch as the setting sun broke through the clouds and made the buildings have a yellow hue.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Nov. 10, 2010 - Day 244

The weather's been very nice this week, but beginning tomorrow there's rain in the forecast. These crape myrtles are across from our office building. I went outside during lunch yesterday with some workmates and the sun felt really nice.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Nov. 9, 2010 - Day 243

A few weeks ago when I was looking across a parking lot at a group of birds, someone nearby said "It's grackle season." Now even more so. There are swarms of them perching all over and swooping around in a mesmerizing fashion. This one was hopping from car to car poking around in the area between the windshield and the hood - looking for a meal, I suppose.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nov. 8, 2010 - Day 242

Sweet potato-carrot soufflĂ© experiment #1. Our neighborhood grocery store makes a yummy carrot soufflĂ©. I was so convinced that it had sweet potato in it that had to try it again, but I was mistaken, so I decided that I'd try combining the two. I discovered that the oven in this apartment loses heat, unlike the previous one, which gained massive amounts of heat. The result is yummy but has more of a custard-like texture than a cakey one, though that's not a bad thing.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nov. 7, 2010 - Day 241

He's still here - we half expected he might be only passing through. We decided that in the bushes was a more appropriate place for him. Our neighbor says seeing him there makes her giggle when she drives by. Us too.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Nov. 6, 2010 - Day 240

Some days I have to find the photo and other days it finds me. Michael discovered this morning that someone left a gift on our front porch. I wish I'd seen the look on my face when I came around the corner and saw it!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Nov. 5, 2010 - Day 239

Early warning system for cold weather - cat sleeping in ball formation. This is Beryl last weekend.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nov. 4, 2010 - Day 238

A message on the back of an AT&T repair van. Srsly! (Yes, I was at a stoplight, and did not snap this while driving.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Nov. 3, 2010 - Day 237

This very odd looking fruit is called Buddha hand, or fingered citron. It's thought to have originated in India and to be one of the oldest known citrus fruits. When I first saw it  I imagined that some starfish got mixed up with the lemons at the store. (Michael's been telling me about what he's learning in biology.)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nov. 2, 1010 - Day 236

I'll spare you the guessing game on this one. It's stoplights through raindrops on the windshield. A little creepy, huh? I knew from the forecast it was going to rain today, but I didn't hear the "all day" part.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov. 1, 2010 - Day 235

I love to watch the leaves changing, and not melting while being outside...