November has sneaked up on me.
It happens every. single. year. I am just sailing along ( ♫ la dee da dee da ♫) soaking up October and autumn and all of my favorite things, sipping pumpkin spice iced coffees...and then...
The calendar turns over and it's Kati's birthday and the holidays are in full throttle before I have even gone to Target to get discount Pumpkin Kisses! What?!!
So that's what happened when I realized that Donna's Personal Photo Challenge for the month of November is THIS weekend and not NEXT. Oops. November got me again.
It's a good thing that I have been taking tree pictures in preparation for
next week's this week's challenge.
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This is one of the Bradford pear trees in our front yard, taken earlier this week. It is one of the last trees to change color, and I love this contrast of leaves that have changed and leaves that have not. (I also love the little wood-like berries.) Autumn is lingering in this tree.
I drive by this little pond almost every time I go out. On this particular day, the mood was "November" as the sky was gray, the rain was falling (can you see the drops hitting the surface?), there were fallen leaves scattered on the edges of the pond, and color in the deciduous trees at the water's edge.
This last photo is my favorite! We passed this frisky fellow as we walked to Bekah's gym class, and I was delighted that he paused long enough for me to snap his photo. I suppose I am stretching the theme a little bit as the squirrel is definitely the star of this photo, but he was on a tree...right, Donna?
(All photos were taken with my Canon Rebel T3. I edited in PicMonkey, increasing shadows and contrast.)
Thanks you, Donna, for hosting another fun photography challenge!
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