Now that the full glory of Fall is past, we have arrived at another stage, according to the Carolyn Smith very unofficial Fall guide…
Colour is still important but it is now more subtle.
What I look for now is light, shapes and textures,
But there is still more colour than you might imagine.
We are blessed to have many Willow trees. So beautiful.
Wonderful in all seasons.
The advantage of shorter days is that I can view their arrival without having to tear myself from bed at ungodly hours.
Each hour of each day paints a different picture for me.
With the leaves gone, I made a discovery.
The marijuana field is not covered.
There are buildings out there! Why had I not noticed them for four years?
What I’ve decided is not that I am unobservant, but that these buildings recently acquired new roofs.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
This day, November 12th, light caught the ghost trees.
By no means do these trees always look this way.
It’s a matter of looking out the right window at the right moment and then getting oneself with camera out the door before it changes.
Sometimes, it’s the tree in the foreground that is lit, rather than the “ghost trees” beyond.
Sometimes the light falls on the hill.
And sometimes light falls on nothing in particular
Retreating light. I liked how the camera picked up the car and the peaks of the house. (right)
Then, the setting sun caught the distant hill briefly.
Sometimes another light source wishes to be acknowledged:
Saturday was spotlight day.
What a very boring set of pictures.
But they are all different.
Why is it that I get so excited by light?
After so very many years of taking it for granted?
Better late than never.
Might as well throw one more in.
My attention was then drawn to the patio where an old friend had turned up. Not seen since June 22nd.
It always pleases me to see animals that have been gone awhile. Clearly, squirrels get around.
That one shared some nuts with a few other reprobates:
These were my views through yesterday. Tomorrow, while I prepare for the re-scheduled Zoom appointment, I will endeavor to post some of today’s.
With snow in the forecast, tomorrow’s views could be very different but in any case, they are never the same twice.