Posts Tagged ‘iPhone photography’

The colors of fall have finally arrived and are reaching their peak.  But we know that on the other side are scenes like this.  I’m good with that.  I love winter and I love snow.  Without snow, winter is perpetually grey, cold, and boring.  With snow, it’s Christmas every day.

Falling Snow
Amy Lowell

The snow whispers around me
And my wooden clogs
Leave holes behind me in the snow.
But no one will pass this way
Seeking my footsteps,
And when the temple bell rings again
They will be covered and gone.

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Linking to Ailsa’s Travel Theme “Frozen.”

 

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Su, all the way over in New Zealand, has challenged me to participate in (another) black and white challenge.  I think I’ll take on that challenge, although I won’t be doing it on consecutive days because of other challenges I enjoy.  Here’s a shot from the PAFA print room in Philadelphia.

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The first leaf fell today,
	lacking even grace of color,
to lie quiescent on the sidewalk
	‘til wind-blown travel claimed it.
Soon millions more will throw themselves
	to willing death,
flaming brightly before reduced to
	crackling beneath feet in futile protest.

Days grow shorter, nights stretch longer,
	nights where passion once flamed brightly,
now passing also into death,
	unwilling on my part,
	kamikaze-like on yours.

The fire that now burns
	devours all the love
	and leaves not even embers
	that soft breath could coax back to life.

Autumn's harbingers
Lie dying before my eyes
Love once green now dead

I completely forgot that the Weekly Photo Challenge is taking a vacation this week.  (Who said that was okay?)  I hope this works instead.  🙂

It’s been a wonderful three plus weeks (yes, you’ll hear all about it) and now I’m back in northern Illinois. I’ve missed you!! Hopefully all of you have been doing well while I was taking my Wyoming break. I’ve seen some of you in Instagram when I could get the internet, but now I’ll be able to catch up with what’s going on in your lives and on your blogs.

All to ooften in the last years, August in the Bighorn Mountains has been quite dry, but this year there was plenty of moisture, which meant that wildflowers still abounded. Here’s a cluster that caught my eye and my phone lens while on an afternoon hike on sunny day.

I’m back on track after thinking that last week was the Black and White Challenge.  Time is flying by, but not quite that quickly.  However, this week really is that challenge and I’ve gone to the beauty of the milkweed, both seeds and pods, to illustrate the beauty of black and white photography.  Although the main reason to love them is that they play host to monarch butterflies, it must also be noted that milkweed leaves are poisonous and that they can spread as easily as dandelions, the latter something that might be well in the wild but not so good in your yard.

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