Phoneography Challenge: Macro…The dowagers of autumn

Posted: November 11, 2013 in Phoneography Challenge, Photos
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Autumn, or fall, depending upon where you live, is a time of endings…the end of summer, the end of days that start early and end late with golden sunshine, the end of trees burgeoning with leaves, the end of the bright, hot colors of summer, the end of the foliage of (most) plants.  During this time, I cherish the last glimpses of colors and rich beauty before the austere beauty of winter reveals itself.  Sometimes the petals of flowers or the outer parts of plants now look less than pristine, like faded beauties still bedecking themselves as they did when young.  But peer inside and you can still see amazing intricacy and charm, just as you might when getting to know better the aforementioned dowagers.  

(The Phoneography Challenge is open to anyone who finds themselves madly taking pictures with their Smartphone or iThingy whenever and wherever possible.  The themes are found on Sally’s page and go live each Monday morning.  We’re a rather nice group of people who all share one desire:  to record the beauty around us.  So come and join us.  This being the second Monday of the month, the theme is “Macro” and you can find links to all the other entries by clicking that word.  We look forward to seeing your entry, either this week or next…or any time you have time.)

My photos were taken with my iPad 3 and have not been edited.  And last, but definitely not least, thanks to all veterans, past, present and future, for allowing us and so many other to be free.  Always remember, lest we forget.  My Memorial Day post works just as well for Veteran’s Day.




  1. Well said, Janet–your commentary is a lovely opener to your images. Happy Phoneography Monday.

  2. Angeline M says:

    Fall is such a wonderful season full of such quiet beauty. Wonderful photos, Janet.

  3. Dee says:

    Lovely photos Janet, I’ve missed you on. I keep forgetting about this challenge, must sort myself out for next week.
    This is my favourite time of year.
    Dee 🙂

    • Dee, great to see you! What have you been doing? This is a lovely time of year (except when, like today, it’s rainy and gloomy.) I’m one of those people who likes winter as well although I’d be happy it were light longer.

      I look forward to seeing you more.


  4. Very beautiful! Luckily here there are blooms year-round. Have a lovely Monday and stay warm!

  5. Wow you got really close up with these pics…I’m in macro envy! 😀
    Your post and the things you say about the challenge – and people who enter it are lovely Janet. Im really proud to be taking part 🙂 x

    • 🙂 Thanks so much, Amanda. I’m happy you liked the photos. Up close, it’s like an entirely different world. I’m glad you joined the challenge. I learn something every week.


  6. Amar Naik says:

    beautiful clicks with ipad. beauty of fall is clearly visible in this clicks

  7. Great photos, and I love your words……just how I feel about Autumn too 🙂

    • Thanks for stopping in. I’m happy I could share some autumn beauty with you, even though I have no dogs to share it with me. Today, our rain has turned to snow flakes. No idea whether it will stick or not, but I prefer it to the rain.


  8. Amy says:

    Beautiful post for autumn!

  9. Touch2Touch says:

    Wish wish wish I had a macro lens! Your terrific photos just sharpen the wish —

  10. If I can find time and a good photo I might join in! Great pictures with iPad

  11. Cassie says:

    Fading Beauties, I love it. I always think of it as Fall but everyone always corrects me to Autumn. That last photo, all silvery. makes me happy. Reminds me of dandelion puffs. 🙂