Monday, November 21, 2011

Frosty Morning Beauty

Yesterday started out cold ...
The first frost of the winter season coated the world.

The patterns it created were diverse and amazing!

Then the sun came out ... the ice crystals began to melt.

Until they were once again droplets of water.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Taking Pictures of Moss ...

I was on my hands and knees in the parking lot, fascinated with the raindrops that were clinging to the moss ... when a tiny flash of blue caught my eye.

It was a tiny little bug, clinging to a blade of grass!

I don't know what kind of bug it was.

But it was gorgeous!

To see reflections from around the world, visit James' "Weekend Reflections"!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumn Mushroom

Beach Hearts - PicStory

It's been nearly a year since Sissie and I went to the beach ...
And even the wind and rain didn't stop us from finding hearts!

Nor did the SNOW!

Tina's "PicStory" challenge this week is HEARTS! Come join the hearty fun!

To see even more hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on Guest Heart Thursday!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Oak Leaf Shadow on Autumn Grape Leaf

A watery sun showed it's presence for a few minutes,
and the grape leaves glowed in the brief light.

A lone oak leaf, held in place by raindrops, briefly shared it's shadow.

Join us over at "Hey Harriet" for Shadow Shot Sunday!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Gloomy Day Yields Beauty

A gloomy fall day yields it's own beauty ...

A purple flower is barely visible in the mist ...

Jeweled raindrops adorn a grass blade, and fill a cup lichen ...

Ah, the subtle beauty of a gloomy Autumn day!

To see beautiful flowers from around the world, visit Tina's PicStory's "Weekend Flowers"!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Ginkgo Biloba Loses Leaves ...

The carpet of yellow leaves freshly fallen from the ginkgo biloba tree caught my eye.

I was drawn closer, and I realized most of the leaves had been on the ground for a while, collecting dew.

I was so mesmerized by the jeweled beauty
of the leaves, that I barely noticed the curious people in the cars that had to swerve around me in the parking lot. Most of them were smiling.

I am linking up with Beth's "FATuesday Artist Spotlight" - come on over and be inspired by all of the wonderful artists Beth found this week - and share YOUR art as well!

To see beautiful reflections from around the world, please join us over at James' "Weekend Reflections".

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Autumn Blackberry Leaves

The magic of Autumn twilight glows ...
Through a Himalayan blackberry leaf ...

Bringing beauty to a dreary season ...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Autumn Oak Leaves

(Autumn oak tree leaves in the sun ...)

The sun came out yesterday - it was a beautiful day, though chilly.

I spent much of the day wandering around outside ...
Rejoicing in the sights, sounds and scents of Autumn.
And especially loving the colors!

Because it won't be long before I will be lamenting these leaves ...
As I rake them out of the lawn!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dreary Day Surprise - Weekend Reflections

(Please click on photo to enlarge)

I couldn't believe the reflections I found yesterday when the sun peeked through the heavy fog.

To see reflections from around the world, join us over at James' "Weekend Reflections" - and share the reflections of YOUR world!

This picture came straight out of the camera, all I did was crop a little.

Be sure to visit Jan over at Murrieta 365, who hosts "Straight Out of the Camera Sunday" for more wonderful photos!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Yellow Weed Heart

A late blooming "weed" - made a perfect heart in the late afternoon twilight that is Autumn ...

To see hearts from around the world, visit "Random Hearts" - and share YOUR heart on Guest Heart Thursday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Raindrops on Oakleaf ...

Most of the oak leaves turn brown on the tree, then rustle softly to the ground. Sometimes, though, they are caught by the wind and end up falling while they still have a bit of green. This is one such leaf ... catching the misting rain of the early morning ... and showing it's bejeweled beauty!!!

Today is a special day.
Beth - over at "Beth's Artworx" has posted "FATuesday Artist Spotlight #52"!!!
Yep, #52 - that's a year's worth of amazing artists that Beth has found and featured - from photographers to collage artists and vintage car restorers, from jewelry designers to performing artists and poets.
I have come to love Tuesday ... because I know Beth will have found someone who inspires and captivates me ... almost as much as SHE does with her own beautiful art.

Please join me in wishing Beth a special congratulations on a wonderful year of FATuesday ARTIST SPOTLIGHT!

And while you're there, be sure to link up for the party!
Because we can never have enough beauty in the world!
And we can never have enough encouragement!!!