At the mention of spring, we imagine an explosion of blossoms in many, many colors. At the mention of autumn, we think of the changing of trees. But autumn has flowers too, and that was the point of the photo postcard swap in which my penfriend Beckra and I participated.
On a walk in the woods, Beckra captured Ladies’ Tresses which is a kind of orchid. She writes that it is “great that when autumn brings some relief from Arkansas heat, it also brings flowers. We call it a second spring.”
She points out that in this photo the blooms have not fully unfurled.
When I was at the Nashville Zoo last month, there were flowers everywhere. In addition to some “still flowering” rose bushes and hydrangeas, there were mums everywhere (I think they’re mums).
And there’s always, always something blooming on our beautiful campus. This caught my eye while I was having a very rare moment to chit-chat with my friend, Meli.
I was grateful to see some pink dancing with the oranges, yellows, and reds of autumn, but I decided on “typical” autumn colors for the swap. I played around with a couple of photos in the iColorama app and ended it up with way too many versions, so my hubby and son helped me select some of the edits. From their selection, I sent three or four to Beckra. [Click an image for a closer look]
“Behind the Glass” was inspired by an autumn photo Beckra sent to me. “Van Gogh” is my favorite of the set, probably because he’s my favorite Impressionist. “Nautilus” and “Ray” tie for second.
The advantage of a late fall here in Northern Alabama is that everything is still so beautiful and brilliant, but I have a feeling that is going to change with the blink of an eye, so I’m pretty sure this is going to be my last autumn post for the year. Until next year, I’ll just enjoy this year’s photos. 😉