ready, set, create!
here’s a pile of leaves—make something interesting. that is my daily challenge. usually i begin a STILL composition with an idea or a plan. today i had neither. so i’m pretty pleased with this result. the sumptuous earthy colors of these sumac leaves made my job a whole lot easier though.
staghorn sumac leaves in fall
some days are better than others for detailed and patient execution. i don’t always have it in me. matter of fact, i rarely do. but this time i dug deep.
immature wild grapes
a strange year
fall colors have been unusual this year. these maple leaves tell it all. usually the maple in my area go from saturated orange to equally saturated fire engine red. this dusty faded pinky shrimp color is entirely new for us. it’s beautiful. i am enjoying it. i’m attributing it to the drought we had this summer. but still. i wonder.
october maple leaf cut outs
i heard today that because october was so warm this year, that folks near me have had lilacs blooming. that’s not right. and the maple tree in my neighbors yard has completely changed color and the leaves are dropping, while the maples in my yard are still entirely green. everyone and everything is confused.
braided maple leaves
i can’t move on until i showed this close-up from yesterday’s image of ball dahlias in october. how mesmerizing is this? i can’t stop looking at all that detail. i am going cross eyed looking at it. i am transfixed.