I love a NEW photo challenge because it encourages me to get out and shoot more…or at least flip through my recent photo files. I recently learned about the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge and this week’s theme is shades of brown.
On our trip to NC last month, I appreciated this fellow who was out in the stream fishing. It brought another point of interest to my photo. I figured his pants were a shade of brown, but many of the leaves were a shade of brown as well, so I chose this photo as my entry in the challenge.
This week we took a quick drive up the canyon to view the fall colors. The yellows were definitely out! Plus, we’ll probably be able to go again in a couple of weeks and see another show, with more oranges and reds – AWESOME! Usually, we’re on the tail-end of the season and after one trip, they’re gone.
That’s it for today’s fotos on friday. Have a great weekend. Do or learn something NEW!
Happy Tuesday! I went out shooting on Sunday morning, and as you know, in November it’s pretty hard to find much color – most of the beautiful leaves have fallen and have been raked up by now. However, these beautiful berries caught my eye. I paired the photo with a quote related to another love of mine – reading. It’s true that time marches on…season after season. Another fall, another turned page… full of adventures and experiences. I plan to truly enjoy it!
Have a great day everyone! Do or learn something NEW!
Happy Monday! Here’s my weird photo of the week. Yes, I know it’s November, but this photo would be lost and forgotten about if I tried to keep it til next summer to post it. So, there ya go. Random.Weirdness.Miscellaneous Monday!
Let’s see, here’s some more randomness:
I was doing some family history research lately and read about a Smock Wedding. (HERE’s another link that talks about it in The Encyclopedia of Superstitions). I learned something NEW!
What I’ve been listening to on my commutes:
Excellent writing! BUT, I can’t believe I’m listening to this while in the midst of an election! Wowza, my timing couldn’t have been worse, because I’ve gotten enough of politics without choosing to read about it too! Here is the snippet from Amazon: “Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this classic book is generally regarded as the finest novel ever written on american politics. It describes the career of Willie Stark, a back-country lawyer whose idealism is overcome by his lust for power.”
I’d recommend it, just for the very good writing – but plan carefully (don’t read it in October/November! :o)
And lastly, since my backyard is covered in autumn leaves that need to be raked, I’ll share the superstitions I learned about autumn leaves:
Happy Thursday! Here’s a couple of Thursday thoughts. The first, although true enough, seemed somewhat depressing, so I added another.
In the chequered area of human experience the seasons are all mingled as in the golden age: fruit and blossom hang together; in the same moment the sickle is reaping and the seed is sprinkled; one tends the green cluster and another treads the wine-press. Nay, in each of our lives harvest and spring-time are continually one, until Death himself gathers us and sows us anew in his invisible fields. – GEORGE ELIOT
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. – WILLIAM BLAKE
As is my typical Monday tradition, here’s my weird, miscellaneous photo of the week. Yeah…what can you say about a wasp’s nest?…not much! And, really, not anything nice. Who likes wasps anyway? No.One.Right? So, we’ll get onto other randomness:
What I’ve read lately (one for my book club and one for work):
The library where I got Jamaica Inn, also had Alfred Hitchcock’s movie based on the book. So, I got them both at the same time and watch the movie after I finished the book. Well, I admit I slept through most of it! It was VERY loosely-based on the book. Very cheesy! But what can you expect from a 1939 film, right? I’ll just say, the book was SO much better than the movie!
And lastly, I’ll just let you know I tried a NEW way to grocery shop! The best thing is that I saved time AND I went shopping right after a gym-workout, so I was really sweaty and gross – but didn’t even have to go into the store! I’m talkin’ about Walmart’s Pickup Service. I’ve only done it once, but plan to make it a habit. It will force me to make my weekly menu (something I was so good at when my boys were little – but sadly, not anymore). I can buzz right over to the store after I workout, then come home and be productive!
Well, that’s about it for this week’s randomness. Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!