October

278/365: top of the ridge, autumn

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There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
–  Nathaniel Hawthorne

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fall palette in motion

273/365: blue sky / yellow leaves

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An autumnal companion to this spring reflection. I never tire of the play of light, color, and movement on the water. This image to me shines with all the intensity of a bright, sunny fall day, full of unbelievably intense color.

beautiful mess

In another part of the town, the greens are coming on more aggressively.

This is nature’s riot. The astounding co-existence of so many life forms all just doing their thing, thriving along, being glorious individuals together in a beautiful entangled mess.

It’s something for us to aspire to.

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ROY G BIV: Violet

When I was a little girl, this was my favorite color and I called it POYPUL 🙂

I’ve enjoyed this rainbow-colored creative exercise so much over the past week that I’m thinking of making it a seasonal thing; I’m enchanted by the idea that, by summer, I’ll be able to discover all seven gorgeous hues in natural forms.

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12/365: violet spiral

ROY G BIV: Orange

Day two of the rainbow colors theme. Yesterday it was -20 something windchill so I could only stay out for a short time. It was like a scavenger hunt with the clock ticking down…just enough time to spy with my little eye. Or the other way round.

Today: Orange.

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7/365: orange eyes

Check out my classic Minnesota January style: only my eyes are bare. On Facebook. Snapped yesterday, heading out to take photos.

09.06.13 outside the box

I received photos from the Traffic Signal Mural Project of my finished utility box. My design, “Wet Paint” is an old favorite, a shot of the perfect juicy swirl of vibrant colors Sawyer had on his palette one hot summer day before he dug in with his brush. I love the contrast of this image against the brick wall.

wet paint box 02249/365: ‘wet paint’ utility box, mankato (my art, not my photo)