Monday, October 22, 2012

The Fall Outdoors Follow-Up

As a follow-up to last week's post, I have attempted to spend more time outdoors and enjoying fall, appreciating the beauty of the season while it's here and reducing my stress level in the process.  As my reward I got some terrific photographs to share with you.  

This is a birdhouse that I bought from SERVV, the fair trade company, in hopes of giving little birds shelter for the winter.  So far I don't think any bird has taken advantage of the free lodging, but I hope they find it.  Meanwhile I think it looks pretty against the yellow leaves.
 I love an autumn sky, and I've been rewarded with a lot of cool shades of gray this season.  (NOT 50 Shades, mind you).

 I love to capture the sun shining through the leaves. I got this shot at around 4:30 in the afternoon.

This is a shot of a street near my son's high school.

Back to those autumn skies I love.  And trees in silhouette against those skies are pure poetry.

 Fake black cat, real black cat.  Panther is not sure how much he likes the plastic guy.  He's knocked him down a few times.

 It wouldn't be October without pumpkins.  These three are brightening up my front porch right now, but this week we'll probably carve them up as jack-o-lanterns.

This tree is one of many gorgeous autumn displays on my way home from work.

My son took this shot out of our car window; we just had to capture this sunset.  We normally don't get such bright colors in our neck of the woods.

 More beautiful fall foliage.  My pet peeve: when people pronounce it "foilage" or "folage."

 Back to my autumn skies.  I love the heaviness of those gray clouds; they almost look like they're holding on to some snow.

Another great sunset shot.

Kitty face-off in the porch.  Panther is on the left, Pibby on the right.  They are, respectively, my youngest and oldest cat, but they actually seem to get along the best (but not in this picture).

These are just a few of my autumn photos, but I thought it was a nice mix.  Are you enjoying autumn?  What autumn moments have you captured on film?

I do recommend the outdoor time as a great stress reducer.  I feel better this weekend than I did last, that's for sure!


Sandra Parshall said...

Beautiful photos, Julia. Thanks for posting them. And I enjoyed seeing how big Panther has grown! He looks like he's capable of taking on Pibby. :-)

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Sandra! Yes, to his discredit, Panther takes on everyone, even the felines who do not wish to be bothered. :)

But I think he just wants to play when he jumps on them, bites them, ambushes them, and pushes them off chairs. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your photos and adore your cats!!! The one with fake cat, real cat is just priceless!!!!!
Thelma Straw, now catless in Manhattan

LD Masterson said...

Lovely photos. A nice fall collection (complete with kitties).

Julia Buckley said...

Thanks, Thelma and LD!


Ashley said...

Lovely photos. A nice fall collection (complete with kitties).