Monday, November 30, 2009


Purple edges on creamy balloon flowers. Tall stalks. Jagged plant.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Significant wind reduction today. Still blue skies. Brilliant lichen colors.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


A strong north wind is whipping through. Whitecaps on the river. Leaves ripping from the trees.

Friday, November 27, 2009

All Hail

Brief hail with swirling winds. Leaves were flying every which way. Then the storm moved on.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Stuffed to the gills and on tryptophan overload. Beautiful day. The paperwhites gleamed in the moonlight.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Leaf Subsides to Leaf

Ginkgos look great from spring to fall. The leaves are like butterflies. Time to make pies.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mapley Goodness

The maple and ginkgo leaves in particular were just glowing in the sun this afternoon. Most of the trees are still hanging on to their leaves. I could get used to this.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mum's the Word

The early darkness is getting to me again. Still seeking out bright and rich colors. Found some in the garden.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Green Peace

The sunset this evening was grand. I only saw it in the rear view mirror. No picture chances.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Pretty Puddle

There are just a few traces of yesterday's storm. Crisp, clean, air. And, a few lingering puddles.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Above the Treetops

The rain came and went leaving a clear evening. The crescent moon was low above the treetops. A few stars peppered the sky.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


A wild storm is forecast for tomorrow so I did as much local leaf peeping as possible in case the trees are denuded. It's been a standout year. This was my favorite of the day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Indoor Green

Indeed, there was rain last night. The north wind came in and cleared everything out this morning. The night sky is clear and cold.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Subtle Sunset

I finally had to turn the heater on this morning. Clouds started rolling in late this afternoon. I wonder if we'll see any rain tonight?

Monday, November 16, 2009


It was frosty this morning. The shimmer of rime on the turning oak leaves caught my eye. I can't get enough of these rich colors.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Harvest Gold

A trifle warmer today. I noticed that during the minuscule amount of time I spent outside. I need a break from my weekend.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Gold Stars for You

Clear and cool with a hint of wood smoke on the breeze. I was outside briefly to enjoy same. Now hunkered down and working away.

Friday, November 13, 2009


We took a break to tear out the remainder of the summer garden. Winter veggies await planting. Then it was back to working on a seemingly endless project.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Moth II

So, it gets dark early. And none of my other orchids were blooming. It followed me home.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Every gray day makes me long for saturated colors. I found some. This staves off the necessity of hibernation.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


The older the leaf, the darker the green. Rain chances creeping in. A welcome break tomorrow.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lancaster or York?

High clouds all day. No rain. Dark too early.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yellow Jacket

More scenes from the nursery which we visited again today. Fortunately, there was only one yellow jacket in residence. It seemed thirsty.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Meet the Beetles

More porch light photography after working all day. Looked like it was a beautiful day. Wish I could have been outside.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fire Lines

I'm digging these autumn sunsets. I want to wrap myself in the colors. The whole day was overcast and gloomy but the closing act made up for it.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Color Commentary

Trees have kept their leaves longer this year, I think. Gives us a chance to enjoy the color. And delays the raking.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


A hummingbird zipped from behind the flowers as I approached. We startled each other. Continued perfect weather.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


A swift jaunt outside then back to the grind. Trying to get some sunlight into a work day bookended by darkness. A great pick-me-up.

Monday, November 2, 2009

And Sixpence

Intellectually, I was aware it would dark before I left work. Practically, I was unprepared and took no pictures during daylight hours. The moon is full.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Autumn on the River

Used my extra hour for an extra long walk. Egrets and fall foliage are hard to beat. Excellent weather too.