Saturday, October 2, 2010

Afternoon Glow

Yesterday was the perfect Fall day all around; modest temps, bright sun, light breeze.
I was busy working in the studio all day with the shades down to now get distracted, but around 6 p.m. allowed myself a few moments to wander through the far end of the lot.


The sun was at a perfect level for capturing a few great shots~~I was under the large maple shooting back toward the unharvested corn.
These are from one of my few Paper Birches to survive our wicked winters. (I started with 10.......I think there are two healthy ones left)



The play of shadow and light, color and neutrals, is what drew me to the corner; a little doorway to this intensely bright field. As if someone had left a little passageway for the sun and colors to pour in through......
Today I awoke to rain.....alas, my fear....we will lose the leaves before they have a chance to put on one last show.

Pax....

18 comments:

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I apologize for blogs I visited yesterday and did not comment; Blogger has been giving me fits, not allowing me to post a comment over half the time.
But I read.....and enjoyed!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Janet Ghio said...

Just stopped a minute to say Hi! I assume you must be working on your commission piece. Hope it's going well and quickly!! You must be anxious to get back to your own art!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Janet!

Yes, it is going well, just not quickly! LOL!!!
I am about to have a hissy fit to get back to *my* art...ay-yi-yi!
Thanks for stopping by!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Linda Moran said...

Once again, gorgeous pics!!! I so miss autumn...when we head to Sedona maybe the aspens will at least be golden......have a good productive day - off to do some political canvassing for pro-education candidates.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Linda,

I have heard Sedona is beautiful, one of the best places to vacation or live out there.
Have a good one with your work!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

yoborobo said...

Oh, Anne, I LOVE that second pic. Just glorious. :) Have your leaves already turned? Ours are thinking about it. I think in another week it will be full on falling leaves. Today is one of those beautiful days I could use lots more of. ;) Happy weekend, my friend! xoxo

The Garden Bell said...

Good A.M.....

So nice to see you are moving into fall with grace. Just wanted to let you know that behind the morning rain is a bright sun and chillie breezie day.

Don't you just love the feel of fall in the air.

Time to get outside,
Kate

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

It's odd, we have one or two trees that have maybe just one section that have turned. No mass color yet---here and there is you look for it....
And with the rain today, not sure what it will do. The leaves are not falling, so maybe this will help?

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Deborah said...

ANNE!!! What glorious shots!!! I think it would be nice to have Fall. The only way we know it is Fall here is by the scalping of the summer grass for the planting of winter rye and ahhhhhhhh the wondrous odor of manure on the yard. But anyway, you really know your camera well. DeLovely ♥♥♥ Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

ROFL!!!!
OH my....it must take a lot of determination to live there! (of course, I have the wonderful odor of hog lagoons that waft through the humid, horrid, hot August air...and words do NOT describe)
I have had a ball with the photos---wish I was able to walk further to get more.
Maybe by next week.... ;D

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Ces said...

Hello beautiful sexy. I just want to say hello. I am tired today - chores, chores... chore whore? Does that exist?

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

LOL Ces!!!

Oh yes! It does!!! I am one too---except it seems to be laundry and food at the moment, then it will be dishes and that mess.
Let's run off to someplace exotic where we can have handsome male servants...YES? >:D

TSUP!!♥
Anne

Jan said...

Lovely shots. Our maples have already turned and are half way down now, the ground is covered with leaves. It has begun, the next round. Time to get the wood in. Take care, hope your work goes well today.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hope ours get a chance to turn before they fall.
Sometimes October is very wet and we lose everything with it only going to a drab yellow then brown.
I am getting more pieces cut---this time the section has 8 fabrics so I got smart and made a chart with scraps. Who'd a thunk it??? ;)

XXOO~~♥
Anne

Robbie said...

I love the 2nd picture!!! It's stunning and makes you almost smell the fall air. We had rain today so lots of leaves are on the ground and not looking very good.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Robbie,

I love all the lines in the second photo; it could be abstracted easily.
We had a grey day after the morning rain--sun popped out about 5 min. twice. Ugh! But it did not seem to affect the trees much, so my fingers are still crossed!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

The photos are indeed works of art. We finally had a little rain. Sad about the rain will come, but we are at drought level in Ky. Love the music.
QMM

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I guess the rain is just part of it. Seems all ours came early in the year---it is still quite dry.
HAd to go in and redo the player; lost a lot of links.
Some good older jazz!

XXOO~~♥
Anne

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