Monthly Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Blush

Chinese maple leaves in close-up after the rain

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 Comments on “Monthly Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Blush

  1. Your first image is a masterpiece in my book! Stunning. Oh how I miss autumn. Having read your entries since January (along the way as you’ve posted them), I am amazed to see your seasonal extremes.

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    • 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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  2. I love autumn in your part of the world Terri. Thank you for sharing such beauty and linking up with us at #WednesdaysWisdom. Hope to see you link up at the Over the Moon party on December 7.

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  3. 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,
    Lia

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    • Hope you are doing well, Miss Lia, and glad to hear from you! I’ll have to check your Instagram feed for any fall photos you may have shared, for sure, check out your food pics! Nothing says autumn more than comfort food.

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  5. 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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