Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Flare for the Dramatic

As it clutches and climbs the bark of a tree, even the poison ivy vine adds it's dramatic color to the season's changing landscape.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Squirrel's Bounty

A harvest bounty of acorns lie bare in a field of dirt, just waiting for the graceful leaping of a young squirrel who waits with switching tail for me to disappear.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Teardrops on a Leaf

After a night of tropical storm to cleanse the air, a leaf dries it's teardrops by the light of the sun.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Late Bloomer

The unfurling of the Rhododendron blossom under the shine of the afternoon sun, displays the hidden pistil reflected upon the mirrored leaf.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Spreading of Mist

Amidst the backdrop of willow and oak the aerated water rises in triangular spread as the pristine droplets fall into a circle of suds.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rising to the Sun

The graceful berries bow under the afternoon sun, one young upstart rises to the occasion and stands alone and proud.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fairy Bug

Upon the threads of the milkweed pod, a little fairy bug floats suspended over the silken threads of the spidery seed, as he peers out from the jungle of his weedy surroundings.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Bee Still

Not even a cameo close-up of the white mum shining brilliant white in the noon sun could not deter the honeybee from her task of gathering the pollen.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pokeweed Berries

I love the cascading of the whiskered pokeweed berries as they shine in the Autumn sun. Once used by Native Americans to ward off evil spirits, the plant is now used as a cure for childhood leukemia. So many of our currents medicines have their roots in ancient remedies.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Favorite Fall Color

In the early turning of the foliage of fall, the vibrant color that lies between orange and red has it's fleeting time upon the maples, and when captured by the shine of the sun is worthy of a happy clap.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Windmills Waiting

The clouds converge like a mountain of snow, as the windmills wait for the wind to blow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Grazing Together

Undaunted by the whizzing of cars and trucks in a fast moving world, the dotted complacency of cows continue their feeding... only one who is centered looks over his shoulder in a moment of wonder.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Autumnal Bloom

A burst of bloom shines as a prescient joy... marking the fine lined smile of an autumnal mum.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sherbet Skies

Under the setting October sun, the sky churns it's clouds to mix colors of blue, mauve, white, and orange into a mellow meld of a sherbet glow.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Eye of the Hunted

Framed by the face of the night-time clouds, the eye of the Wolf Moon looks down and awaits the hunt before the howling.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Faces and a Honeybee

The happy golden faces of the daisy mum clamor for attention, as the shy little honeybee perches at the top left and gives thanks for her bounty of pollen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Change of Dogwood

Leaves once so green in the spring have mellowed into an autumnal blush of violet, the creamy white petals have matured into ripened berries that delight the squirrels.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pods in Disarray

Off the beaten path of sidewalk and pavement, tree pods in curlicue disarray mark their signature upon a nest of needles.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Desert Game

Not a soul around for as far as the eye can see, just a boulder of a cloud playing Simon says with the mountain over the silent gaze of the desert scrub.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dance of the Last Bloom

A cool autumn breeze spins and twirls the last ballerina bloom of the fading fuchsia plant.