sunshine yellow leaf

Sunday Stills: #Yellow Leaves of Autumn

This Veteran’s Day weekend finds me relaxing at home amidst the changing Autumn landscape here in Sacramento. As a city with a large urban forest and a “City of Trees” distinction, Sacramento's Autumn show does not disappoint once the leaves begin to color. Between Vet’s Day and Thanksgiving (barring any crazy wind or storms) the …

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summer's end signs of autumn

Sunday Stills: Signs of #Autumn

The official start to fall begins with the Autumnal equinox on Monday, September 23 this year. Not much in the way of fall leaves just yet here in Sacramento, Northern California, as we are still experiencing our normal warm temps (upper 80s, low 90s). Luckily, the heat only lasts a couple of hours each day. …

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Fallen frosted leaves

Friday’s Frosted Festival of #Leaves

As Autumn begins to wane in most places, I wanted to share two photos of what was left of Autumn in Spokane, Washington, from our visit last weekend. In the featured image above, the last of the leaves abruptly fell overnight after the snow. Before the snow fell, it was a brisk 29 degrees when …

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Pink Autumn Leaves

Flowers of the Day are Festive Autumn Leaves

Today seems like a great day to add my Autumn leaves to Cee's Flower of the Day Challenge! What intrigues me about the colors are the pink tones, found in nature no less! This little tree was already decked out for Autumn while the rest of the tree is still green! Still waiting for Autumn …

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Textures of autumn flags

Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us

This week's Sunday Stills Photography challenge is all about texture. Textures occur both in nature and in human-made materials, and it all around us. A random photo of a mundane item can yield extraordinary textures you might not have noticed with just the naked eye. In texture photography, it’s all about patterns, colors and depth, …

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Autumn leaves amid clovers

Festival of Leaves: An Inspired Start to Autumn

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know I love posting photo challenges on Fridays. I have gotten used to the fact the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has gone the way of the dinosaur, but we photo-bloggers have found continuing inspiration with each others' challenges. Having joined the pink party …

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signs of fall leaves

Sunday Stills: Signs of #Autumn

Saturday was the official start of Autumn with the autumnal equinox. According to Internet sources, ...the Autumnal equinox occurs the moment the Sun crosses the celestial equator – the imaginary line in the sky above Earth's Equator – from north to south. This happens either on September 22, 23, or 24 every year. When this happens, …

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From tree to tree for "Sunday Trees"

Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation

As long as it is autumn, you will see a few more autumn-themed posts from me, and today is no exception. Both images are from my front and back yards. That redwood was planted 28 years ago (from a seedling I received at Cal Expo State Fair). It is the tallest tree in the neighborhood …

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Transforming from puppy to adult dog right before our eyes

The Transformations of Dogs and Trees

Sitting around with my family this morning after yesterday's Thanksgiving celebration, I'm reminded of just how much transformation effects all of us, and even while in uncertain situations, we remain positive and thankful. This year, many of my family members have been impacted and no doubt, transformed, by unique life events, such as moving to …

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Backyard porch light illuminates delicate Fall leaves

Experimental Autumn Perspectives

For a photographer, perspective means everything. Many photographers have their specialties, whether it is landscapes, macros, portraits, street, action,...well, the list goes on. I don't feel I have a particular specialty, but my eye tends toward landscape and macro photography...and color! I prefer color but I appreciate the black and white images that I have …

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Autumn Birch Tree

A Festival of Leaves and Some #FREE #Photos

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know I LOVE photography and combine that with my love for Autumn! Growing up in San Diego, there wasn't much to see in the way of Autumn leaves as the palm and eucalyptus trees didn't yield to Fall's changes. Once in a …

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Joys of an urban forest

No Willing Exit in an Autumn Forest

A serene walk last October in the urban forest of Dishman Hills, Spokane, Washington. An autumn forest is such a place that once entered, you never look for the exit. Mehmet Murat Ildan I just love a photo challenge trifecta, don't you? Submitting the sublime Glow of the Dogwood trees for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Join Becca …

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Layers of Yellow Leaves

Layers of Autumn

As the autumnal equinox makes its mark today on the Northern Hemisphere, (Fall is here), I'm sharing these photos of layers of leaves. Fall is my favorite time of year, and this week the unseasonably cool weather brought a hint of Autumn to Northern California. I am so ready. I got some good news this …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

The Universe is Made of TINY Stories

Tiny is the theme for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. Got to love this quote: The universe is made of tiny stories. I suppose "tiny" can be a unique perspective, since the universe is perhaps unending. But an empty universe would indeed be a lonely place if it were not for all of our "tiny" …

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