Out the window and around the pondPosted: November 10, 2011
I’ve been taking breaks from the camera. A day here, two days there, that sort of thing. It’s been nice. The breaks leave me with no new photos to sort through, and the time to look over the photos from the past few months that I’ve ignored. In between the breaks, I’ve shot a few photos from the windows of the house, including the bluebird pictured above. Isn’t he pretty? It’s not a great shot, but it was the best I could do given the distance and the glass between me and the bird. Bluebirds can be quite skittish. They would fly away if I tried to open the door to take a couple of photos.
All kinds of things happen outside the windows of my home. Bluebirds visit the birdbath. Beautiful sunsets, with and without clouds, color the sky.
Hot air balloons float past.
The moon sets during the early morning hours and I end up with an abstract.
And sometimes the Goodyear Blimp comes by.
It’s a busy world out there, behind the windows. Or is that in front of the windows? I guess it depends on where you’re standing. Either way, there are plenty of things going on.
This week’s Daily Post photo challenge was windows. I haven’t had the time to capture a few windows or to go through the archives so I thought I’d put my own twist on it by showing you some of the things I see when I look out of my windows. I don’t spend all my time in the house, of course. I’m still going outside every day, taking my daily walks. I brought you some photos from a walk I took around the pond the other day.
Most of the colors around the pond lately are various shades of brown and yellow. The grass is still green, and some of the willow leaves are still retaining their green.
A cold front moved through last night. I sat out on the spiral staircase that leads to deck, listening to the wind sing in the colder weather. We have seen some sunshine today, but it’s been mostly cloudy and very breezy. You want to bundle up when you go out there. It’s chilly. We might even get some snow tonight.
I know nobody wants to hear the S word, but I’m kind of excited about it. It’s a no significant accumulation type of event, and with the temperature warming into the 50s and 60s over the weekend, it won’t last.
There is still some color in the woods, mostly from the light and the carpet of leaves covering the ground.
And that, my friends, is what’s happening the Bogs lately. Thank you so much for visiting. 🙂
I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and is content.
~ Lin Yutang