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Sunday, November 19, 2017

September through November 19 2017

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted.

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I knew I wasn't going to continue with the regular photo blogging.

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I thought I'd at least continue having a monthly post.

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I was surprised to see that my last post was after a beach trip in August.

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I have missed visiting other photo bloggers but time and energy haven't permitted.

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I decided I want to at least try to have a seasonal post roughly covering summer, fall, winter and spring.

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This is roughly fall although where I live September is more a part of summer than fall.

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One thing I do notice is we have a very long season of fall/autumn foliage.

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The dogwoods and grasses begin to signal fall in September but most trees don't change in central NC until October and even November.

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This year the early fall foliage was earlier than usual and the later fall foliage such as Oak trees was later than usual.

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The North Carolina mountains are usually several weeks ahead of central NC with fall foliage.

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This is an unusual fall because I didn't make it to the mountains.

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There were quite a few late flowers but we've had a couple of hard freezes so they're mostly gone.

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One reason I want to try to cover the seasons is I occasionally look back to my blog to see what kind of fall or spring, summer or winter we had.

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The sculpture is from the outdoor part of the NC Museum of Art.

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The shot below was one of the earlier fall ones in my neighborhood where it really looked like fall.

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I kind of like the mix where some trees are vivid colors and other still have some green.

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Bittersweet berries on my deck wall are a favorite seasonal color for me. 

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It's always nice to see the cormorants return in the fall.

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I'm not sure where they go in the summer.

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The gulls at Shelley lake are back for the winter and although they are at other lakes in the summer they always leave my neighborhood lake in the spring.

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Most of the trees still have leaves although the dogwoods and some maples have dropped their leaves. 

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I think I'm nearing the end of the shots I picked out.

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It's a good thing I have since I'm running out of something to say.

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Happy Thanksgiving this coming Thursday! I'm grateful for a short work week among other things.

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