I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Autumn, Part One Textures, Neutrals and Patterns

Hello! On this warm and sunny afternoon, I set out for the beach to look for signs of autumn.

Here at the beach we do not have brilliant colors or crisp leaves underfoot.  Instead I have learned to take joy in the expanse of neutral grasses, sand, steel grey ocean. Often the only hint of color, besides the blue blue sky, is the hint of amber in the seed heads of the grains.

Photos taken this week, after big Sunday storm: click to enlarge/ slideshow
Heavy flooding, a 5' storm surge reported.

All appears serene, the terrible wind forgotten already.

The swales are deeply filled with storm flood water. In the early mornings I see Vs of geese and ducks flying into these hidden sanctuaries.

Intrepid surfers and kite surfers. The kite surfers always make me think of the book title, "The Kite Runner" but the guys are or in the water!

Welcome, November! Perhaps my favorite month of the yea



gone to the beach...

on a lighter note, Mo's Halloween rebellion.


PS Be sure to take a look at the beautiful November  almost full, Harvest Moon!