“Notes of Autumn”

“Notes of Autumn”

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne

Though it’s still late summer and the air hangs hot and humid in my area, traces of autumn are starting to show. I ventured out yesterday, the last day of my summer holiday, to drink some of it in.

Slight tinges of yellow and orange are starting to show among the deep green leaves. The ground is moist and logs are festooned with mushrooms of all sizes and shapes. The forest undergrowth is starting to look ‘weary’ after what started as a hot dry summer and became an even hotter wet summer, filled with downpours and clouds of mosquitoes.

To be honest, it’s the combination of extreme heat and humidity and the mosquitoes that has kept me off the trails the past few weeks. I find my lenses fogging up and clouds of mosquitoes surround me. Not exactly enjoyable. So, I look forward to a slight cooling and the end of flying pests, though I will miss the long sunny days of summer, they have been very good to me.

This photo also served as an inspiration for a painting I did today, though I titled the painting “Morning Glory”, as I did my hiking early in the day, before it got too hot again. I will post the painting later in the week.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mmm
1/4 sec, f/20.0 ISO 100

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