Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.Margaret Hungerford
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week hooked up with Kammie’s Oddball Challenge. It’s an opportunity to showcase photos that “don’t make the cut” because they don’t quite fit in any category, yet they exist because something of visual interest caught the eye of the photographer.
Today I had to reign it in a bit because I have lots of “oddball” photos. You should meet my family! Instead, I focused on subtle signs of people deep in the woods. (Don’t worry – I skipped the dead raccoon photo)! 😉
Relish being an oddball: Well-behaved, well-adjusted people are hopeless storytellers and, honestly, terribly boring.Twinkle Khanna
Reaching my goal doesn’t prove what I’m made of. Not quitting when I get discouraged along the way, does.
On the first Wednesday of a month, Cee Neuner’s Mid-Week Madness Challenge is a macro photo. Her only stipulation is “please don’t give me bugs every week”. I’ve shared flowers and other things, but not usually bugs. I tend to give them a wide berth. But I was enthralled with this little lady who didn’t let her size discourage her from reaching her goal.
Perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.Victor Hugo
October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, the month of ripeness.Henry Ward Beecher
It is the picture-month.
Auntie M shared these pretty ornamental plants from her garden. These fast-growing perennials are called Japanese lanterns, Chinese lanterns, winter cherries, bladder cherries, or strawberry groundcherries.
The large, bright orange pods contain the fruits or seeds. They have a white flowers in July, which turn into green pods in August. By September, the pods transform into orange, which can become very deep over the winter. By Spring, the papery pods will break down, releasing their seeds for the new crop.
They can be invasive because they are very hardy and spread quickly, so while they provide excellent ground cover in a garden and colour in the Fall, they will need a firm hand.
These pods can be dried indoors and will provide colour and texture in arrangements for many months.
I’m so glad we live in a world with Octobers.Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Since it’s the last Wednesday of the month, Cee Nuener’s Mid-Week Challenge asked for photos related to Spring or Fall, and in an effort to fall in love with Fall as summer wanes, I decided it would be fun to revisit it, from 10 years ago. I was just beginning to learn more about photography than taking family photos. That Thanksgiving weekend, I spent a lovely, sunny afternoon with my Dad and kids.
First we went to the park to see how low the Falls had dropped.
It was so low, we could walk on the riverbed.
Then we went to woods to just wander around.
We stopped by the river north of town and found this fellow enjoying the sunshine too.
That same weekend, I went for a walk down the road with my Mom, to burn off some of that green tomato pie.
Here’s to the twilight, Here’s to the memoriesSwitchfoot, Souvenirs
These are my souvenirs, a mental picture of everything…
Here’s to your bright eyes shining like fireflies
These are my souvenirs, a memory for a lifetime.