Category Archives: photos

morning ice


I’m not a morning person, but I have come to really enjoy my morning walks with the dog. Now that the cold weather has set in, I am often treated to fascinating displays of frost and ice. There must have been a bit of an ice storm overnight, because this morning many of the trees were adorned with drops of ice, which sparkled in the morning sun.

Black & white & red all over


My black and white dog is very photogenic, especially against a backdrop of bright red leaves.

3 photos of 3 berries


This little configuration of 3 berries in the undergrowth caught my eye a few months ago, with their backdrop of bright green crossed by shadows. As you can see, the backdrop changed quite a bit over time. (The last photo was from about a week ago.)

me and my shadow


Here is my shadow. Also my dog’s shadow.

lightly frosted

These were some photos I took on my morning walk last week. The late fall plants were lightly frosted, and catching the morning sun.

Well, that didn’t last long

Remember how on Thursday I grandly announced my intention to blog every day this month? Somehow, my intentions dropped away like so many fall leaves blown away in a wind storm. Sort of like what happened with this Japanese maple tree, seen here on Thursday (red and leafy) and yesterday (bare and largely leafless). I don’t know what sort of intentions this tree had about showing off for the month of November, but I’ll have to say it fell a bit short.

As for me, I guess I’ll just have to pick up from where I left off. (Where I did leave off? Or leaf off?) So, off with the leaving off and dropping out, and in with the sticking things out. And we’ll try again. Even though the tree has to wait until spring to sprout a new crop of leaves, I can see what sort of ideas I can rake up. (But apparently all my ideas tonight have to do with leaves.)


I voted


For the past 10 months or so, I have been eating, sleeping and breathing politics, in particular things related to this year’s election. I can’t even find all the words tonight to say what I’ve been up to, after nearly 11 months of radio silence. Today, I voted, which was a very important thing to do. It was the first time I’ve voted early, so it was a break from tradition. (And somehow today, I also remembered that I had a blog, and that I’ve had a tradition of blogging daily, or at least attempting to do so, every November. We’ll see what I remember to do tomorrow.)