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Five images

It’s that time of year.






Six images. Best viewed full-sized.

A field of unharvested sunflowers.  I have dreamed of getting into the field with my super wide-angle lens, lying on my back and shooting straight up. That didn’t happen today. With temps in the upper teens and a brisk January wind blowing, I took what I could get before I lost all feeling in my fingers.







Four images because my world could use some brilliant color right about now.

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Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
And I say it’s all right
It’s all right
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Autumn has its fair share of early morning joys as well: sunrise filtering through light fingers of fog at Chez Wabi Sabi.





It was 80 degrees in Green Bay on Sunday.  Monday morning will find me heading for the far northern reaches of Wisconsin to spend a few days with my good friend, Karen. Forecast for Land ‘O Lakes and the environs? Monday’s high will be 49 degrees with a 70% chance of rain.

Not to worry. I have personally packed wine and cheese as well as a rain slicker.  Our stated mission?  To revisit (exorcise?) our growing-up years,  though I am not completely sure what this will involve: pentagrams in the parking lot of the Forest Service Welcome Center?

Oh, for heaven’s sake. Relax.  I am speaking metaphorically here.

The lodge we are staying at is one where we worked as waitresses long, long ago.

Wait a minute. Wasn’t this a Jack Nicholson movie?

Next stop: the Great Northwoods.


 Same shot, three different crops.

sunflower droop



It is officially Fall now and Mother Nature is working the changes in scenery at a fiendish pace. Trees that were bright green in the morning are blazing orange and red by late afternoon. Today was an apple-picking, back roads-wandering kind of day with a stop in Algoma to admire Lake Michigan and then score some smoked salmon at the local fish house.

Dinner on the deck: smoked salmon, fresh apples, some Wisconsin cheese and a nice dark Wisconsin beer.

This is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year.