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A few en passant, as it were …

21 Oct

Last weekend, my cousin, whose basement they’re in, decided she wanted her basement back, so we put on an Art Show-cum-Sale of my dad’s paintings in the fellowship hall of her church.
No, I’m not going to put up pictures of that; perhaps some other time, but I did manage to grab a few shots of the local fall flora (My, doesn’t that sound elegant! “Flora”, yet! Wow!).
Anyhow, here they are; as little comment as possible:
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A rather interesting multi-colour tree, I thought … lovely shape.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is not “The Last Rose of Summer”, but I’ve seldom seen a rose this size (about 2½ inches) in a tight ball like this. It would appeal to “The Four Macs”. If you don’t recognize “The Four Macs”, look them up … a group of Arts and Crafts artists in Scotland; the most famous being Charles Rennie MacIntosh.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThese things are called “teasels”, I think, but I don’t really know anything about ’em, except I like ’em.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Some simple shots of Fall colours and sky.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I don’t know what this is, it’s sumac-colour, but it’s not sumac … the leaf-shape is wrong, and the plant is a wee little bushy thing, about 24 inches tall.

Last one … a closeup of the leaves. I couldn’t get the camera to see the light as coming through the leaves, and my Photoshop skills are not up to the task. Oh, well …
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Thanks, folks … and Cheers!

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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

9 responses to “A few en passant, as it were …

  1. gdare

    October 22, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Good that you have some nice weather to see all that beauty. We have a rain for almost two weeks now and all the colours are fading in grey. I am afraid we will lose the opportunity to enjoy in them this year…

     
    • derwandersmann

      October 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Well, I reckon you pays yer money and ya takes yer choice … that’s the kind of climate you have in that part of the world … it’s “temperate rainforest”, and it has lots of good points, too.
      Where I am, we get a few days like this, but we pay for it with some of the cloudiest winters, let alone other seasons, in the world.

       
  2. evawiren

    October 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    These are all beautiful pictures and I am happy for you having the sun
    The tree in the forst picture is amazing. Over here it is gone. We are waiting for snow.

     
    • derwandersmann

      October 25, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Thank you Eva … it’s happening here, too, but we haven’t had much wind and rain together … that really strips the trees.

       
  3. raniahajqasem

    October 24, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    The fifth photo is fascinating , thanks for sharing derwandermann , hope we will see you dad’s paintings soon .

     
    • derwandersmann

      October 25, 2014 at 1:27 am

      The fifth, eh? Thank you, Rania; it’s just outside my back door.
      I haven’t decided about putting my dad’s work up … MyOpera’s “Albums” were so much more convenient to upload a lot of things, but I haven’t mastered this software yet.

       
      • raniahajqasem

        November 3, 2014 at 9:22 pm

        Opera you don’t know how much i loved that site :-(. Hope you will master it soon

         
  4. Lida Del Monte

    October 25, 2014 at 12:15 am

    It’s all lovely as always! By the way, my apologize for deactivated my ipernity account, I was disappointed that my account ended up with all kinds of internet virus. Anyway, I’m still here and be able to post a comment and see you’re amazing blog and pictures. 🌅:)

     
    • derwandersmann

      October 25, 2014 at 1:34 am

      I really hadn’t noticed that you had deleted, Zena … people sometimes spend long periods between posts, and I thought that’s what you were doing.
      Do you have a page here?

       

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