Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday Challenge: Autumn -

"Autumn 2008"
digital photograph by Mick Mather
Yes, autumn is this week's theme at Thursday Challenge with leaves as a sub-theme. While I was out walking through the neighborhood the afternoon sun was just right, lighting up these multi-colored beauties. While I was out there, I was fortunate to find a cherry tree with 3 ripe orbs hanging from a nub of a branch as well as a long limb full of crab apples on another small tree. The air was cool, the sky was blue, a riot of color was at every point of the compass and my how the birds did sing. Next year, I think I ought to plant a few pumpkin seeds here and there in the wild corners of the big back yard.

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Blogger hpy said...

Beautuful red colors, just what I miss here. All is still so green and brownish. We do have some sunshine today; the sun came out just some ten minutes ago, the morning was very grey and humid. Not rain today though. Yesterday I took in the only pumkin that had accepted to grow, and it was quite small. Couldn't do for Halloween (even though I don't celebrate it).

5:13 AM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Beautiful light in this pic.

I'm still choosing my pic...

8:04 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

We've had wonderful weather for almost a whole week; until today at 2:00am when the sky opened up. It poured all through the morning but has now cleared with sun and blue sky again.

I was very fortunate to get this photograph. It was taken in that lush, late afternoon light that changes with each little breeze. :)

9:54 AM  
Blogger Shani said...

Ah, what a beautiful photo Mick! Ain't Fall grand?!

1:30 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

First (blush!), I say thanks for the comment. I'm much more of a Spring person, but, on days like this it's a joy to be alive. I guess what gets to me most is the shorter day ... that lack of sunshine does me in every year and I have to fight my way through daily bouts of depression that often lasts all Winter.

2:48 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

The short days are hard, I agree. And I think that Susu does it too.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

We're in agreement then ... it's time we all pool our resources and start wintering in Africa, Australia, South America, Southeast Asia or The Caribbean every year.

12:45 PM  

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