Lisa and I had to meet this morning at the Access Site to “exchange the goods”.
No, dear readers, it was not a drug deal.
We needed to accomplish our monthly switcheroo. I gave her the township’s pin drive. As many of you know, I am the treasurer. She is the clerk. Through the miracle of modern technology we both work on QuickBooks, yet must exchange our files to update our computers.
I brought the camera and, um, sorry Lisa, made her wait five extra minutes at the Access Site while snapping these two fog pictures.
Unfortunately, all my preoccupation with picture-taking led to a senior moment.
I FORGOT TO GIVE HER THE BACKUP DRIVE!
(We had exchanged other papers with a lively discussion about, well, boring township business which you probably don’t want to hear.)
Fortunately, I found the disc before returning home.
That’s because I stopped to take more photos.
Mumbling what may have sounded like a curse word beneath my breath, I drove over to Lisa’s.
Of course, with camera in hand, one must beg permission to photograph her side yard. Yes? Especially with wagon wheels and old wagons and apples and turtles guarding late summer blooms.
Lisa said I should see the wagon wheel at night. It’s all lit up with beautiful lights.
She was impressed that I noticed Turtle.
“Send a picture if it turns out,” she requested.
Do you think it turned out good enough to send?
On the way home I stopped and tramped on a For Sale lot, contemplating purchase.
(Shhhh, just kidding. I wasn’t thinking of buying. Just wanted to take some photos. That would have been my explanation if the owners arrived.)
It’s been a strange autumn.
It’s still warm!
Unheard of, as they say.
Usually we’ve experienced freezing nights and sometimes-warm sometimes cold days. This year it’s mostly been warm with only a handful of frost nights thus far.
How lucky are we?
Unfortunately, this warm pattern doesn’t make for the most vivid colors.
We rued this all September.
“Not going to be a good color year, is it?” we asked one another.
It’s starting to turn now.
Sometimes it surprises us and it’s a good color year after all.
Hope you enjoyed the autumn turning, my friends.
Thank you for inspiring me to get out with the camera. If it wasn’t for you…I wonder if I would take many pictures at all. Your encouragement and appreciation of our north woods beauty proves an impetus to take the Canon Rebel for a ride.
Have a colorful day!