Photo taken by Suzanne-November 14, 2010
Sometimes, what you're looking for is right under your nose! I've done enough whining about not seeing signs of Fall...but all I had to do was just WAIT and WATCH. This afternoon, as we returned from an errand, my husband Karo (that's his real name, sort of), said he noticed a tree down our street that had red leaves on it. I said, "you know-I think I saw that on Friday. What am I doing standing here without my camera?" So Karo kept watch while I went in after the camera. The result is above. I kind of spruced it up with charcoal enhancements.
photo by Suzanne ~ November 11, 2010
Now here we are downtown Fort Worth across the street from the building I work in. A nice little cluster of trees turning red. I guess I hadn't noticed them earlier, because my co-worker Cindy told me to step outside and look. You see, poor Cindy has had to listen to my whimpering about the autumn colors too. I think she's been on the lookout for me-and, I've been trying to keep my camera close at hand. Thanks Cindy!
photo by Suzanne ~ November 14, 2010
And finally, here we are on my sidewalk looking through my crepe myrtle (white blooms in summer) into my next door neighbor's yard. The dark crimson red is from my crepe myrtle and the bright yellow is my neighbor's "mammoth" china berry tree which is a lustrous glossy green in the summer. On the right is a younger china berry tree my neighbor planted last year. It is just now turning and still has some green on it. Taken from the right angle, these colors really blend beautifully. And, of course, I had to mess with it and do it in watercolor (kinda like I painted it myself-yeah, right!) Don't worry, I kept my day job!
Well, it has finally cooled down in the Lone Star State-we're waking up to 50 degree temps in the mornings. But tonite it's already down to 52 degrees at 8:40 pm. Football games are in full swing-go teams! I remember wearing earmuffs to our football games in high school. Karo has asked why the warm furry stuff was always on the outside of the earmuff and the part that covers your ears had wires and a small amount of lining. You know, he's right. And the wire connecting the two muffs always gave me a headache! In Kansas, we would put wool scarves on over our earmuffs to keep the rest of our head warm. Other than just looking "cute", I'm really beginning to question the true function of the "earmuff"!
And, my dear readers, I know you're anxiously awaiting my next survey. I was happy to see that my last survey on "Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman" did bring a few voters. As much as I want to, I DO NOT vote on my surveys myself. They are strictly for you!
Our Thanksgiving luncheon at my office is tomorrow...here's hoping I can get a few flicks of the annual occasion. My contribution this year will be my own English Pea Salad and a Pecan Pie (not baked by me). We have about 50 employees, and they are serious eaters!
My very soul is wedded to it,
And if I were a bird I would fly about the earth
Seeking the successive autumns.