Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Color Green Green is the color of summer, of the woods, trees. Nature’s best hue. We live in an area that is even more green than most places in the country.
The calendar warns the end of summer is near, but so far, summer clings to the leaves. The sky is bright blue. Usually I’m eager for fall, eager for the crisp weather and the foliage. And the photo opportunities. New England’s autumn is the most photogenic season imaginable. Unless we are hit by tropical storms […]
“When the corn is high.” It has a ring to it. Having corn fields in the neighborhood definitely improves property values and gives us the opportunity for the ultimate summer treat — fresh corn on the cob. This one windmill probably produces enough electricity to power the farm all year round.
Real carriage. Fake horse. It’s a small lane in the middle of the old Gettysburg. This is one of the many things I love about tourist towns. I know people get all snobby about “tourist traps,” but towns set up for the tourists, while heavily commercial, also have plenty of places to eat, lots of motels, and activities […]
Today the man who sets the prompts in motion, wants me — us — to talk about the end of summer. The start of school, the end of long, warm, sunny days. How I feel about that.
I feel a lot of things, but I’m not going to talk about any of them. Because I don’t want to talk about the end of summer. I’m not ready to talk about it. Not even to start thinking about heating oil and boots, icy roads and frozen woodland.
I’m stuck happily in summer. I love autumn with its amber sunshine and scarlet maples, but after that? Someone else can fill in the details. I’m not there yet, mentally or physically.
It’s beautiful today. Warm, bright, sunny.
Entirely green. Not a hint of anything but languid late summer. And that’s where I’m going to stay until I get pushed, screaming and kicking, into the next season.
Summer is passing too fast. Slow down, summer. Autumn will wait and so will that nasty old winter. I’d like the warm weather to hand around longer. Let the flowers keep blooming, the dark green leaves of late summer heavy on the branches.
And my deck garden. It’s just one season long, then it’s gone. One summer of purple and white petunias and white begonias, hanging on their post on the deck.
Hang on summer. I still need your heat!
For those who would like to know, I used my Olympus E-PM2 (4/3 format) with the Olympus 45 mm 1.8 portrait lens to give the pictures a super shallow depth of field and lovely bokeh (fuzzy background).
CEE’S ODDBALL PHOTO CHALLENGE WEEK 25 This was a good week for oddball photographs. Lots of pictures that have no reason to exist except I just saw something and tried to capture it. My pound cakes came out well. Baking them was something of an accomplishment since I can’t remember the last time I made […]