Tag 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: 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: SOLITARY

A solitary leaf — One of my favorite photographs, for no particular reason.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Last Chance Opportunity

Why last chance? Two reasons. For one, the weekly photo challenge switches tomorrow to another theme. More important perhaps, the fall is rapidly failing. This photo was taken only three days ago. I marveled at it then. Look at the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FALL

What could be more a sign of “Fall” than mushrooms? (At least in my mind….) We found this speckled specimen growing in the woods at Northampton’s delightful Look Park on one of the few non-rainy mornings we’ve had lately: And no, we … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: FALL

Coleus leaves flame out before the first frost, which may come any day now:

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A Touch of the Poet: Autumn Offering

I shall be Autumn this Halloween, with leaf draped skirt, and folds of boysenberry velvet wine flowing to the ground. Brown stained face, eyes rimmed in gold, nails dripping sunset, a crown of twigs to cover my head. You may … Continue reading

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