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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Fall is drawing to a close in my neck of the woods with my oak trees changing and dropping their leaves fast.
I was starting to get a collection of ice circles on my deck from emptying out the frozen water from bird baths until Sunday where the temperatures got high enough for most of them to melt.
I can't remember if I've ever posted this carved saying which is on a wall in the garden where I frequently walk during lunch.
I usually eat lunch at my desk while I work and then go outside and walk when the weather is suitable.
When I refer to a lunch walk, that means that the break part is walking while usually the eating part is working.
It was pretty nippy this week when I was walking because not only were the temperatures around freezing on the days I walked at lunch, the wind made it feel even colder.
Mind you, I'm not complaining and when I think about what many of the states in the U.S. are dealing with in terms of big November snows, it's been down right pleasant here.
The early part of the upcoming week will have spring like temperatures and rain before it turns cold again and returns to sunny days later in the week.
The late flowers mostly turned brown by the end of last week but still a bit of color left.
I love how feathery the bare trees look when they first drop their leaves.
I'll look forward to watching the fairly recently planted trees grow in the downtown park over the upcoming years.
I am glad that I can find nature within a hop skip and a jump of the office buildings I work in.
I used the plural because I work in one building and have some meetings in another building across the street and there are two others I occasionally go to within a city block.
The house I often photograph is next to the old manufacturing and warehouse buildings which were renovated for offices by the company I work for. I wouldn't mind working in that house but it is used by another business with smaller space requirements.
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Friday, November 21, 2014
The frigid air this week was too much for the mums and pretty much all the flowers. It occurred to me that these mums which were bowed down low and began to turn brown with the cold snap would still look good in black and white. It is interesting to me how you can't even tell they are browning without full color. I always think mums are for the optimist where I live because the odds are it will either get too hot if they are planted too soon or they will get frozen if planted too late. These mums were planted in a public garden on the late side and the buds barely opened before they were frozen.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014
The past couple of days the wispy clouds have been dancing.
Almost like veils swirling across the sky.
The leaves are dropping fast with the cold and wind.
Some trees that changed late never got much color just turned brown and dropped.
We've had a pretty fall so I'm not complaining it's just an observation that some trees changed late and then the leaves dropped but plenty of others gave a pretty display.
I love late afternoon light this time of the year.
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