Welcome to the November monthly color challenge! This month’s color is “ruby wine.” Think rich burgundies, deep red fall leaves and loads of florals, food, maroon automobiles, animals… well the list is endless. This image shows the color that heads toward the brownish-red part of the spectrum but any color that is close will do! … Continue reading Sunday Stills Monthly Color Challenge: Drinking in the Ruby #Wine
Welp, it’s happened. Fall fell, at least here in Eastern Washington. Despite a lengthy Autumn due to warmer than normal temps in September and October, we experienced weeks of unprecedented Autumn color. Now comes November with the first frost and the leaves have danced to the ground into piles of color. Thankfully, no leaves in … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Leaves have Fallen from the #Trees
This might seem like a strange theme this week, but between Halloween and Autumn (or Spring) decorations, I thought it would be fun to see what everyone else sees. I like to surround myself with the colors and signs of the season. As the holidays approach, seems like indoor and outdoor décor is all around … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Indoor/Outdoor #Décor
This week, as the Autumnal and Vernal equinoxes we experienced on Sept 22 have brought the planet to equal days and nights for a moment, I’m sure we are seeing weather and temperatures play out as such! In either hemisphere signs of the seasons are already playing out depending upon where you live. Fall Has … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Signs of …Autumn? Spring?
How is it November first already? This morning, here in the US, we set the clocks back to end daylight saving time. Lighter in the morning, darker at night, but I am glad to get that hour back! This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is all about leaves. No matter where you live, you may … Continue reading Sunday Stills: A Celebration of #Leaves
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 … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Yellow Leaves 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. … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Signs of #Autumn
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 … Continue reading Friday’s Frosted Festival of #Leaves
Whatever your feelings about the holiday season, I love the color orange because it seems like such a happy color!
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 … Continue reading Flowers of the Day are Festive Autumn Leaves
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, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us
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 … Continue reading Festival of Leaves: An Inspired Start to 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, … Continue reading Sunday Stills: Signs of #Autumn
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 … Continue reading Sunday Trees: Autumn’s Transformation
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 … Continue reading The Transformations of Dogs and Trees