Thursday, October 27, 2011

Shades of Autumn: Red.

A quick post before a busy weekend....
We can't get enough apple-y goodies around 
our house right now. Apple cider, homemade 
applesauce, apple dumplings, apple pie and 
just some good ol' macintosh apples sliced up for 
an after-school snack. 

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

The photos above and below are of a burning bush or 
Winged Euonymous. Its red leaves glow brightly in 
the Autumn sunshine.

Click on the link above to see more beautiful shades of Red.
Thanks for stopping in!  

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pieces of Autumn

 Well, it's been a busy week. I FINALLY had a chance 
to sit down and upload my photos. It's been crazy, 
full of projects and field trips, in addition to all the 
regular activities that constitute our normal week. We even had to cancel horseriding in order to accomplish all 
that was necessary.  

However, I was fortunate enough to chaperone
my daughter's field trip to a local camp for the day. What
an awesome day we had! It was loaded with team building exercises. The students had to work together toward a common goal. It was great to watch as they 
problem-solved together. 

After lunch, we took a hike up the "rigorous" trail. 
I have to admit, our breathing was a bit labored by the 
time we reached the top, but it couldn't have been more 
lovely. The sun was shining, the colors were brilliant
and the kids seemed exhilarated. Our guide had us 
stop to look for some "wildlife". One student found 
this tiny little tree frog. 

And we found several chameleons hiding under rocks. 


I learned that this is a Shagbark Hickory.The bark 
is so cool!

And...there are only a couple leaves left clinging to this tree.

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I stopped by my favorite fruit stand this week. 
It's actually hard to resist stopping
there everyday. I probably pass it at least 4, 
if not more, times a day. It's loaded with pumpkins 
and mums and all things fall. I picked up some apples 
and cider as well as a bagful of these little gourds. 
They are the perfect little Autumn treasures. 

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

Also, what a surprise I had when I checked out Project 64 
last weekend to see that I was the favorite for the weekly challenge!!! I am so honored and I wanted to thank 
all who voted this week. You're all great!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! 

We're heading to the pumpkin patch tomorrow!! 
Thanks again for stopping by! 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mallory Scoppa.

When Mallory asked me to photograph her, I was 
very honored. She is an extremely talented 
musician/singer/songwriter. She has been performing
since she was young. She sings solo or with her band, 
"Mal Scoppa and the Tall Tales." Their first CD
is set to be released very soon. Check her out at: 

Mallory also asked me to shoot photos of her band for their upcoming CD. Be sure to check back soon for those photos. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Autumn Coloring.

The colors really started to pop
this week in PA. I think we might be hitting
the height of color. I took a 
few minutes yesterday to photograph some 
of the color around my yard.

The seed pods from my Magnolia tree turned a 
beautiful blush color.

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I caught sight of this bittersweet while out on my 
walk yesterday. I captured it just before their 
golden yellow husks burst open to reveal the
 orange/red jewel inside.  

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

And today, some bittersweet already bursting open. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Project 6: Periwinkle.

Boy, did I struggle trying to find something periwinkle. I didn't want 
to not post a color this week, but I could not find any good match. 
Finally, while driving through town, I found these shutters. I turned my car around
and jumped out to snap this photo with my iPhone. I think they 
are a pretty close match. 

I think I'm really looking forward to next week's color...
Brick Red! 

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Shades of Autumn: Green.

I am excited to start this new photo challenge, The Shades of Autumn, with
Rebecca at Bumbles and Light, Kristi of Live and Love out Loud and Alicia
of Project Alicia. I'm looking forward to photographing a new season!

The vines of a pumpkin play a vital part in its development 
and growth. 

The vine is the lifeline for the pumpkin plant. Nutrients must pass through it
in order to get to the leaves and fruit. 

They also have  tendrils that are thin, wispy strands that anchor themselves to things
 so the wind doesn't blow them around. 

Click on the link below to view more submissions for green. 
Next week's shade - Yellow. 

Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge
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