Category Archives: Autumn

Weekly Photo Challenge: EPHEMERAL

Robert Frost, quintessential New Englander and poet of his region, taught here for a number of years at Amherst College. He made what to me is the definitive statement about ephemeral in his wonderful short poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay”: Nature’s first … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ORANGE

Who doesn’t love orange? I certainly do! It gives me joy, sparks my enthusiasm, makes me happy. What’s not to love? Surely one of the reasons for the worldwide popularity of Hallowe’en is — PUMPKINS! Which are orange-est of the oranges. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFRACTION

Hmm, tough challenge for me, because I don’t really know what refraction means. Reflecting light? Bouncing it off someone or something? How about its opposite,  NOT reflecting light? Sucking it in instead? Here’s a lovely example (well, I think it’s lovely). … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: NIGHTTIME

“All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born.”    This is the sight that greeted us one Saturday evening, returning from the glories of the HD opera broadcast to the warm glow of lamplight and this beautiful serenity of white-drifted … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: DIALOGUE

Another quickie food “dialogue”, overheard at the farm stand just up the street: Here we come to market, to market — And now: Free again! (As you are free to provide any dialogue of your choice!)

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TEXTURES (2)

There are textures in the garden of the simplest kind: grasses. Grasses too come in different varieties. These are ornamental grasses: and so are these: while here is the grass of an ordinary lawn — but rimed by early frost on a fall … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: LAYERS

And here it is, one of Nature’s favorite artistic principles — the layered look. Or perhaps we can call it An Autumn Collage:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HABIT

Nothing unexpected, unusual, or dramatic. This week’s photo challenge asks for the ordinary, the quotiedien, the habitual. This is the earliest “habitual” for me, it’s what I see these days when I open my eyes first thing in the morning: … Continue reading

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Mystery in Look Park!

It’s the height of the autumn season here in Western Massachusetts. We’re caught, Janus-fashion, looking back at the lushness of summer and anticipating the austerity of winter. But in-between we dwell in a landscape of brilliance and decay all at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATURATION

I love love love color, the more saturated the better! It restores my flagging spirits, it makes the world a livelier and more cheerful place, it makes me gasp sometimes for sheer beauty. Perhaps that’s why I love the high … Continue reading

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