Photo by Husband
SIGNS THAT FALL IS COMING TO THE COAST
1) The whooping cranes have left Canada and are heading for Texas.
Photo from Wikipedia
2) Hummingbirds are swarming my feeders and it is time for the Rockport Hummingbird Celebration. One year a woodpecker helped itself to the feeders. I have not seen it this year.
Photo by Husband
3) I will be looking for white pelicans to arrive before long. They arrive in the fall and leave when it gets warm in the spring.
4) The stores start to fill with faux leaves, pumpkins, wreaths, cinnamon scented candles, bibelots and everything we need to decorate our homes and pretend that we have a real fall season where the leaves turn a golden hue, and drop poetically to the earth.
Franciscan Winery, Napa Valley Photo by Husband
5) I pick a Syrah from Texas Hills Vineyards to celebrate the autumnal equinox. Texas Hills Vineyard is a small but elegant winery just outside of Johnson City. We picked up this bottle there last year.
Photo by Husband
HAPPY FALL TO YOU!
I found this pledge via the blog Russell Ray Photos and wanted to use it. One of the comments was that it was an old hippie pledge, if so, it is still a good pledge today. My thanks to Russell for sharing it. He has a great blog showcasing his excellent photos that often feature Southern California and a cat named Zoey. Peace and love to all!
“Devary and Charley” – H. W. Tatum
Last week I took this photo with my cell phone as I was leaving the Art Center of Corpus Christi through the courtyard. Daughter and I had just had lunch at the Citrus Bayfront Bistro located inside.
The piece, by local sculptor H. W. Tatum,
was commissioned and donated to the Art Center of Corpus Christi
by the Durril family
in memory of their daughter, Devary,
who was killed in an auto accident in 1978.
A cold north wind is hurrying toward the bluff.
Giving thanks for all I have today…
Mate, daughter, son, grandson, family and friends to count;
And more…rainwater for herbs, feathery-white pelicans floating
on Nueces Bay, black fluffy cat grooming in a chair, flour for baking, music,
strength for running, courage for living, happy hearts and hugs,
connection with the world, purpose for the day,
words to write, memories in scattered black and white,
sunlight sliding through my kitchen window,
moonlight on the bay at night,
laughter, tears and life.
Husband sometimes gets left out of family photos because he is always behind the camera – we can count on him to capture the memories. For that group shot I insist on when all my chicks are together or I want one of the two of us for something special, he will set up the camera on a tripod, click the timer and run over to be included in the photograph.
On a recent trip to California he enjoyed photographing new sights and documenting our trip. As we drove along scenic routes he would often pull over and click away. Convincing myself that I would take photos to proudly display on my blog in response to a Weekly Photo Challenge from Word Press or to illustrate a thought or poem, I had taken along a simple camera of my own.
In the spirit of things I did take a few snapshots, but it became more fun for me to stand back and enjoy the moment as Husband did all the work. I did capture him a couple of times with his camera in hand.
Along Highway 1 late in the afternoon
Framing his shot
I enjoy the photos that other bloggers post in response to Weekly Photo Challenge, but I will not be participating. Personal photo challenges are enough for me!