Starting off with an "odd" for this post, I found this little slightly-worse-for-the-wear doll by the side of the road the other day in a very posh neighborhood, an uncommon sight for sure. I'm guessing it probably fell out of a car passing by, and someone propped it up against this stone wall so that, hopefully, it would be found. She seems to be waiting patiently although I wouldn't be surprised if five brand new ones had already been bought to take her place.
The Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere" is the soundtrack I hear every time I pass this part of the beach, with the residents all having their own private boardwalks to the Sound.
The garden globe just defies having realistic photographs taken of it. The reflections always render as just a few shades of blue and white instead of the millions of subtle color variations when seen in person.
Looking like one of those "fool the eye" color tests, the red leaves of this fall Burning Bush appear totally different when the background goes from bright to dark.
Hundreds of starlings were flying all around the beach the other day. They were in the air, on the power lines, on the houses and in the trees. Enlarge the photo to see them all around these three cottages.
Some sort of vine is growing on this tree, still very richly green and lusciously full, even though most trees have lost their leaves. The way it gets thicker as it travels upwards is fascinating, too. The bright yellow leaves of the tree behind it really puts this photo in the autumn category. Long Island Sound is at the end of this narrow road.
I have no idea what this contruction is, lol. I'm guessing it was a bonfire of sorts, though it also looks like a funeral pyre to me, complete with a log "pillow" on the right side. The nighttime beach can be quite an interesting place to experience!
Ending the post today, fittingly, is the end-of-the-line for this huge old tree on our town green. Clearly visible is the fact it was rotting from the inside out, but the shapes of this trunk are absolutely beautiful to me. I would LOVE to have a few one-inch sections cut from this trunk to use in my art. The aqua-colored lichen on the south side is so striking, too. I bet the age-circles and grain of this wood would be stunning when brought out with a gloss varnish or polyurethane.