Monthly Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Blush

Autumn had a very s-l-o-wwwww start here in Northern California. On Halloween the temperature was 86 degrees. The next day, November 1st, it rained. All day. Then the next. The nights finally got cold enough to push the deciduous trees into their autumn dormancy, hence the changing leaf colors.

November is the second to last month of the Monthly Photo Challenge hosted by Cardinal Guzman. How time flies! In this photo, our monthly photo star, the Chinese Maple is showing signs of autumn. Love those rain drops.

Chinese maple leaves in close-up after the rain
After the rain, the maple shows some color

The next photo shows the Chinese Maple from the same spot as I have been photographing all year. A shy blush is beginning to adorn the leaves.

Chinese Maple in November. Photography Monthly photo challenge
The maple is blushing a little.

This last photo shows how the blushing maple is juxtaposed against the yellow leaves of the Mulberry tree.

Maple and Mulberry Juxtaposed showing color contrasts
Maple juxtaposed against the yellow of the Mulberry tree

I guess the maple’s grand finale for autumn splendor will be in December. Until next month, here is the gallery of the previous months since January.

December will be the last entry into the Monthly Photo Challenge. Cardinal Guzman plans a wrap up post from other bloggers who have participated. That shall really be fun to see.

33 thoughts on “Monthly Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Blush

    1. This is a reply from your comment about your Monday visiting the sculptures…it keeps telling me the reply was unsuccessful, LOL. …I’m glad you did, it’s a cute pic! If I had a bit bigger surfboard, I would totally try it. Next time I go to Waikiki, I’m taking lessons…whenever that will be 🙂 Thanks for all the likes! Looks like you are having a great time!

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  1. LifestyleswithLia

    Terri! Your tribute to autumn is lovely… The leaves seem to exclaim, ” Hooray!” So pretty and colorful..Glad the temps have gotten more autumnal for ya! 86 degrees at Halloween ! Wow!
    Sending you much friendship and joy,

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      1. LifestyleswithLia

        Thanks my friend! I’m settling into my new apartment nicely.. I’ve posted some pics but I’ll start cooking more too and posting it on IG ! I seem to haven’t found all my kitchen stuff yet amidst the boxes yet!

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  3. The rain drops on the leaves makes the photo look almost like an abstract painting. I don’t know why, but I never think of California as having true seasons, but this proves me wrong!

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