It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
You might think phrase as a bit odd for October….when there isn’t a jingle bell or snowflake in sight…at least in middle Missouri. But PJ’s prompt this month is Photographer’s Choice, sooooo my choice is to feature my favorite season of the year…Autumn.
Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter’s deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world’s oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.
Based on this quote, who wouldn’t love Autumn? So here’s my five (with accompanying quotes) for October’s photo challenge.
Photographer’s Choice #1
Wouldn’t you just luuvvv to spend a warm Autumn day creek stomping along this waterway? It’s not fancy or especially gorgeous, but when I happened across this scene, it struck me as extremely inviting.
Photographer’s Choice #2
Summer’s blue sky doesn’t hold a candle to an October blue sky.
Photographer’s Choice #3
The trees are ablaze with color now thanks to a few nights in the 30sF, but Autumn color is not always in the trees.
Photographer’s Choice #4
This might just be my favorite Autumn quote. Doesn’t it conjure up a delicious image…and you can almost smell the brown sugar and cinnamon!
Photographer’s Choice #5
I completely agree. I’m totally bewitched by Autumn’s colors, aromas and cozy textures.
There’s my five for this month. Please take time to visit PJ’s on October 31st and see what other photographers chose for this month’s enjoyment. Better yet, play along with us next month!