I hope you aren’t getting sick of my autumn photos… Anyway, I am going to repeat a few posted before, but add new ones. (Note – yes, in that photo at the top, that is how steep my back yard is – in places even steeper…)
All of these were taken in and around Wilton, New Hampshire in the last two weeks.
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Grace glides through water Fall’s fire flames in trees and pond Autumn’s tone inspires Death blooms beautiful in leaves Colors create thrill in heart
This was written for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge. It was a double challenge – first was a photo challenge using a photo which I took several years ago in Milford, MA. (Yes, Colleen used my photo this week :) ) The second was a synonyms only challenge using the words Move and Make. I combined both challenges and wrote a tanka today.
Photo below was from this Saturday and was taken in Wilton, NH.
Morning light strikes gold Bright rays hit October leaves Sets forest aflame
Watching from window A beautiful glowing death Spellbound in delight In this cycle we call life The phoenix must show envy
Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge. Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves. However, this week is more of a free run. This week i decided to do both a haiku and a tanka.
Note – the photos, all taken from my kitchen window, are from a couple of years ago – we do not have any color yet.
Bid to last the day Wind shakes the color from tree Death plunge of a leaf
A bid to summit The crackle beneath my feet Dislodged stone slides down Autumn hike on a mountain Tests my feet but frees my soul
Written for Colleen’s Poetry challenge. Each week she gives us two keywords, only we must use synonyms only, not the words themselves. This week the words were Fall and Try. This week i decided to do both a haiku and a tanka.
Note – the photos are from a couple of years ago – we do not have any color yet.
Another bus full of tourist rips by, the wind causing my car to veer slightly. I wonder at the faces I see pressed to the window. They sit still and watch the world go by, those out of state leaf-peepers, trying to catch a glimpse of red and orange fall through a screen. I have reached my destination and pull off of the road. There are few other cars so I know I’ll have the trail to myself. Another bus roars by, picking up a flurry of color as it passes. I leave the roadside before the last brick red glider settles. It only takes a few minutes before the sound of Man is left far behind. I am now surrounded in nature’s color, taking in the fireworks of the foliage, watching the squirrels play and listening to the wind and the water. In my joy at being alive, I shed a silent tear for those who can only see a bit of fall through the tinted glass window of a tour bus.
The forest burns bright Trees dressed in golden attire Prepare for winterContinue reading →
A day swimming at the beach on Cape Cod… in October?
It is October in New England. Summer is a distant memory. We have chill nights and walks in the woods full of color.
Or that’s the way it is most years.
The colors aren’t’ bright this year and the air is warm.
I did a long paddle on my kayak today, ending at South Village Beach in West Dennis, MA. That is on Cape Cod. The beach is where Swan River meets the Ocean (actually, Nantucket Sound). I started up in Swan Pond.
After getting to the beach, I waded in the water, going deeper and deeper. Finally I dunked my head under. And then I swam for about 5 or 10 minutes. I didn’t have a towel, so I air dried.
Remember, this is October in New England.
OK, I hiked Franconia Ridge last November and swam off of Cape Cod this October. I have kayaked every month (on the Cape) for almost 30 months straight. So what will next year bring? Sun bathing in January?
I really didn’t have a lot of time for photography this Autumn, but I was able to get the camera out a couple of times and I took a lot of phone pictures. Although I shared some of the phone pictures before, I redid them in Photoshop. In some ways I like the Instagram versions better, but I’ll leave these up as a contrast. Like this picture out of my Kitchen window up in Wilton, New Hampshire.
Did you recognize it? It has been posted before, an early November scene of grey and the last glowing embers of autumn. Continue reading →
I have written that I wear turtlenecks pretty much from October to April. When I say that, I mean almost exclusively turtlenecks. Have you noticed that even though I post a lot of pictures from the beach or from a kayak almost all of my selfies have me wearing a turtleneck? I even wrote post about it. Last year, on Tax Day (April 15), I wrote about the last turtleneck of the season. Well, today I wore my first for this season! Sure, it is very possible I will wear something else coming up in the next few weeks. In fact, I see warmer weather on the horizon. However, from now until the end of March I guarantee that if you catch me at random it is more likely that I’ll have a turtleneck on than not! OK, at random means when I am awake and dressed. Smarty. So it must be officially mid to late autumn – Trent is wearing a turtleneck!