Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct. 29, 2011 - Day 597

The shadows are stretching long much earlier in the day lately. It's dark before you know it.

Oct. 28, 2011 - Day 596

One of these things is not like the other things...

Oct. 27, 2011 - Day 595

I took the lid off the pan a little too soon!

Oct. 26, 2011 - Day 594

A bright surprise on a chilly fall day.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011 - Day 593

Skirts aflutter at the State Fair this past weekend. Normally we practice on Tuesdays, but there's a break between now and the next session.

Oct. 24, 2011 - Day 592

In Beryl's mind, sometimes I'm just a piece of furniture. Here she is lying on my chest.

Oct. 23, 2011 - Day 591

It really poured in the wee hours of the night. Almost everything outside was still soaking wet late into the afternoon. I'm not even sure where this oak leaf came from.

Oct. 22, 2011 - Day 590

Michael had his face painted to match his shirt at the State Fair. I'm anxiously waiting to see how much of the shapes remain when the sunburn fades. He doesn't find that as amusing as I do.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oct. 21, 2011 - Day 589

Happy Friday - and happy dessert!

Oct. 20, 2011 - Day 588

This intersection near home is always full of birds lately, looking like beads on the wires and covering nearly every other surface. I always wonder how they pick these gathering spots.

Oct. 19, 2011 - Day 587

As I drive by the Thai restaurant on the way to work I always think someone's sitting outside - and it's Buddha.

Oct. 18, 2011 - Day 586

Water droplets on the shower door. It kind of looks like the ice from last winter's storm.

Oct. 17, 2011 - Day 585

The power only blinked off briefly, but we gathered candles during the storm just in case.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Oct. 16, 2011 - Day 584

I finally remembered to photograph these giant morning glories in a nearby yard. I see them when I leave in the morning.

Oct. 15, 2011 - Day 583

In the office building where the eye doctor is, there's a staircase that always has strange plantings. These look like something you'd see at the aquarium.

Oct. 14, 2011 - Day 582

While sitting and just watching the day end, I noticed these tiny sprigs of green in a spot with no grass. I wonder whether it's baby grass or another type altogether.

Oct. 13, 2011 - Day 581

It's amazing that after just a few days of rain, yards that looked yellow and practically dead now are green again.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011 - Day 580

This morning I had help getting dressed - someone warmed up my shoes and shirt.

Oct. 11, 2011 - Day 579

The cooler temperatures and the rain have made wearing boots seem like a reasonable thing to do. A few weeks ago that wouldn't have seemed likely to be any time soon.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Oct. 10, 2011 - Day 578

I'm impressed by how much these solar powered lights help, even on a mostly cloudy day (though they stay lit much later into the night when the day was sunny).

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Oct. 9, 2011 - Day 577

It rained off and on all day, which made for interesting photos (and nice, cool temperatures). Can't wait to see how green everything looks tomorrow.

Oct. 8, 2011 - Day 576

Clouds have a way of really making the sky look amazing.

Oct. 7, 2011 - Day 575

My friend Laura would love the paint job on this apartment building. The purple part, at least. Not so sure about the green part.

Oct. 6, 2011 - Day 574

I really enjoy the shadows thrown by the back fence.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oct. 5, 2011 - Day 573

It has been mercifully cooler the last couple of weeks. Even the sky seems to feel a little less burdened.

Oct. 4, 2011 - Day 572

I wasn't sure if we'd see any more from the hibiscus this year, but it looks like there's still some energy in there.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Oct. 3, 2011 - Day 571

It's too bad the hummingbirds are gone - the red flowers are doing great!

Oct. 2, 2011 - Day 570

Sun and shadows from a morning walk.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Day 569

Laura and I spent some time lounging at the lake shore this afternoon. The weather is finally hospitable for that sort of thing.

Sept. 30, 2011 - Day 568

Balloons from our friend Jen's birthday.

Sept. 29, 2011 - Day 567

A visitor on the glass of the screen door.

Sept. 28, 2011 - Day 566

Most of these flowers have been yellow or white, so this purple one was a lovely surprise.