Fall update

(Oct 14 3:01 p.m.)

Autumn.  The leaves are turning red, and the air has cooled.  The air is also drier, considering a little “pink in the sink” from my sinuses.

(Oct 7 2:47 p.m.)

There are no shortages of places with decorations— pumpkins on display, even in our living room (the fake, plastic light-up kind, but still).  Stores make it clear that Halloween is right ahead.  (In the U.S., anyway.)  I was also made aware, by my friends, of the Mid-Autumn festival (observed in China and Vietnam), and Diwali (Hindu)— with plenty of yellows and oranges— comprised of candles and fireworks in the sky, and massive amounts of flying lanterns… Okay, so there were no flying lanterns; those were Photoshopped into an older photo (the “reflection” in the pool: extra fake).

A real photo of Diwali. (Image source: twitter.)

Things here, in the United States, however…

(Oct 15 2:06 p.m.)

We’re loaded with leaves.  “Pretty,” as my faraway friend would say, at first glance.  But after second glance, you realize you’ll have to get out the rake at some point.

(Oct 15 1:40 p.m.)

Some of the reds stand out.

(Oct 7 2:48 p.m.)
Sunset sky. (Oct 16 6:06 p.m.)
Seed puffs. (Oct 14 2:57 p.m.)

Some naturally occurring flowers are still in bloom.

(Oct 14 6:05 p.m.)

Some not-so-naturally planted flowers remain.  (Some have shriveled, even by this photo.  And some may have been removed.)

(Oct 7 4:54 p.m.)

Seasonal bugs.  (What do these slow things do, beside show up unsolicited, and make an awful odor?)

(Oct 10 8:43 a.m.)

The squirrels and chipmunks are out in large numbers.  (They are also difficult to photograph.)  They nest with leaves, other natural materials.  So many chipmunks sifting through leaves you can hear them seemingly everywhere, where we live.

(Oct 14 2:46 p.m.)

People are still out on the beach.  Anyone in a bathing suit is probably wearing a robe at some point, as can be seen on the left in this photo.

(Oct 14 2:46 p.m.)

From a distance…

(Oct 14 2:40 p.m.)

And up-close.

Bark. (Oct 17 3:21 p.m.)
(Oct 14 2:53 p.m.)

A natural composition.

Looking out. (Oct 7 5:00 p.m.)

So many perspectives.

(Oct 7 5:00 p.m.)

Sometimes All the world’s a stage

(Oct 17 6:10 p.m.)

And all the world requires maintenance.

(Oct 14 4:15 p.m.)

The library appears to have finished moving the mini-Starbucks®.

Stage. (Oct 17 6:25 p.m.)

I finally visited Deering Oaks park to complement the seasonal photo “portfolio.”  However… it was late when we got there.  But the lateness made a different kind of opportunity: capturing the park, at night!

(Oct 17 6:20 p.m.)
(Oct 17 6:26 p.m.)

Yes, the globes on the bridge light up at night.

(Oct 17 6:23 p.m.)

There was a long, long line of ducks coming from gatherings more central of the park. …I have some footage of running (on foot) at a group or two— flocks of ducks flapping, frightened by a larger organism coming at them (me).

Crescent Beach park lake. (Oct 17 3:25 p.m.)

Well, that’s enough for now.  Twenty-five photos is more than sufficient for an update post.

As we all know, life moves on.  And before you know it, it’s winter.  Until next time…

A pile of rocks. (Oct 17 3:14 p.m.)

2 thoughts on “Fall update

  1. Very nice pictures. Are there now starbucks in libraries? Anything for patrons, and they don’t have to buy the books. 🙂

    I, for one, can’t wait until it’s summer again, but I have to swim through that sea of sharks called “winter” to get to it. Of course, in Florida, that means braving the 33F temperatures a few nights in February 🙂

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