Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall, er, Pond.

Yesterday late afternoon, the setting sun really colored these trees around the pond in the center of town. They're beginning to change to their autumn shades anyway, but the strong golden sun brightened them dramatically. There was not even the slightest breeze to ripple the water, either. Lily pads, their flowers long gone, adorn the edges of the pond in the photo, above.

Small trees and shrubs in the shaded foreground, not illuminated by the sun, retain their actual coloring.

Many trees are already almost bare, courtesy Tropical Storm Irene. I don't think it's going to be a great year for fall foliage around here.

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  1. Beautiful reflections! Down here in the city it's mostly still green though I noticed some yellow on the leaves on y block yesterday.

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  2. Autumn is my favorite time of year, second comes Spring. Casey, have you ever taken a photos of one particular spot year round to see it go through all the seasons?

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  3. Good idea, Woody. I haven't ever done that consciously, but I've taken more than 12,000 photos in the past 6-7 years, I bet I have many settings in all 4 seasons if I looked through them all. I should do that one of these days...

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  4. THESE ARE STILL NICE PICTURES. GETTING READY TO TURN THIS COMPUTER OFF FOR THE DAY. HOPE YOU GUYS HAD A NICE DAY.

    GOOD NIGHT. SUN IS ALMOST DOWN FOR THE NIGHT. LESS THAN FIVE MINUTE IT'LL BE DARK.

    GRANNY

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  5. Casey, the peace in these photos really shines out and speaks to me. I take it wherever I can find it! Thanks for the gorgo pics once again!

    Are you fully recuperated now? ;)

    Katie

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  6. Hi Katies. Thanks! I'm feeling better these days, another doctor's appt today.

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  7. CASEY, I WASN'T WONDERING ALSO HOW YOUR FEELING. I JUST DIDN'T FEEL I SHOULD KEEP ASKING.I JUST DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS WRONG AT THE TIME. SO GLAD YOUR OUT AND ABOUT.
    IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE YOU'LL BE TAKING PICTURES OF SNOW. YUM.

    GRANNY

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  8. I really like these pond pictures. Nothing says tranquil to me like trees reflecting in still water.

    Some of the trees on the UWS are starting to turn -- there have been red and yellow leaves on our front steps some mornings. I like fall a lot -- I think it's my favorite season -- probably has something to do with new-car introductions back when all the new cars came out in the fall!

    Paul, NYC

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  9. Well, as far as my health goes, I haven't decided on what to write about it yet, I'll do a post at some time. Basically, I had another nervous breakdown, my third in 20 years, and I was in a psych ward for those 8-9 days. My blood pressure skyrocketed and is what the doctors are still concerned with. It was much, much better today, and has been going down for the past 6 weeks, so all the time I spend walking is doing some good. It was an experience, being in "lockdown," trust me, but the staff was really great. I have to think of it as just another chapter in my memoir someday.

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  10. CASEY, I JUST WANT TO GIVE YOU A WARM GRANNY HUG. YOUR SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON AND BELIEVE ME I DON'T HAVE THE ANSWERS ON LIFE. I TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME. THANK GOD YOU LIVE IN A PLACE WITH BEAUTY ALL AROUND YOU. SUCK IT IN. WALK WALK WALK. [BREATH]

    GRANNY

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