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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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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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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Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower quote

Seasonal Sensations Link Party Round-Up: Autumn Leaves

The Seasonal Sensations Link-Up is now extended! Instead of a limited weekly link-up, bloggers can share their Autumn-inspired posts and photos through December 10th! We had a nice turn-out for the first link-up. Each post showed fantastic photos of autumn leaves! Please take a moment and visit their blogs! Idaho Bluebird  Terri's Seasonal Sensations Challenge Smiling …

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Autumn descends on students

I Feel Fall is in the Air

My photo was taken on the Sacramento State University campus where I am teaching three classes this Fall. I captured this particular photo early last Friday morning on my way to class. As I aimed for the trees, I inadvertently captured two students strolling to class and they seemed to be discussing something. I figured …

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“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, Fluttering from the Autumn tree.” -Emily Bronte

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me: Seasonal Sensations Link Party

I took this image while visiting in Spokane, Washington in October where Fall was in its peak. I love Autumn, don't you? In fact I love it so much, I have created a link-up just for your seasonal photos! I also added this lovely quote by Emily Bronte. Welcome to my new link party Seasonal Sensations!  We …

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Sunflowers Reflected in the Edge of the Mirror

I loved "styling" this double WordPress weekly photo challenge! As I enjoy the end of summer here in Northern California, I am attracted to the beauty of sunflowers and how they seem to gently wave farewell to summer while ushering in the Fall season. Don't get me wrong, where I live, we are still experiencing …

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Maple begins to turn to seed

Monthly Photo Challenge: Deceptive December

After one year of posting photographs of my little Chinese Maple tree for the monthly feature The Changing Seasons, this is the final post.  The above photo was not edited other than to crop, frame and watermark it. My title "Deceptive December" intends to show how quickly the maple tree flamed into its Fall glory, …

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October Maple Reflection

Monthly Photo Challenge: Green is the New Orange

I am participating in Cardinal Guzman's year-long monthly photo challenge that began in January. Each month bloggers post photos of their neighborhood or an area that will show the changing seasons over one year. I chose my front yard's Chinese Maple tree. When I started this challenge in January, the maple tree was bare. (Go …

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Late-Summer-cone-flowers

Under Construction

If we were having coffee today, I would wish you a happy Labor Day weekend and toast the holiday with a nice Colombian medium roast. I can offer you a variety of teas if you prefer. Labor Day, observed as a national holiday on the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor …

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Coloma School

The Haunting of Old Coloma School House

“We can still hear the sounds of children playing in the auditorium at certain quiet times during the day,” says one city worker. Another person swears she has heard ghostly footsteps of children running up and down the stairs as if they were on their way to their classrooms. Sixty-two years after gold was discovered …

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Perspectives on …The Autumn of My Life

"Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?" Autumn is, hands-down, my favorite time of year. I always welcome the official first day of Autumn (Autumnal equinox) with joy! As a leisure practitioner working 35 frenetic summers planning everyone else's leisure time, …

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