Our challenge from guest host I.J. Khanewala of Don’t Hold your Breath is to show ordinary objects. I chose a few images from my back yard that show ordinary sights around my October garden.
In the image above, the pink plumes of the Muhly Grass is an ordinary sign of fall where I live.
Every October, when most of the flowers in my butterfly garden are gone, the bright orange Mexican Sunflowers are still attracting butterflies. Gulf Fritillaries, Skippers, and Monarch butterflies are ordinary visitors feasting on the last of the nectar.
Tina has asked us to explore places and things that have seen better days.
In the image above, we discovered this abandoned boat on the beach in Washington State. Did it wash ashore after it sank or did someone just abandon it there?
In the next photo we know what happened to the red sailboat. A strong hurricane washed it into the marsh in coastal Georgia. We don’t know where it came from but someone eventually was able to tow it away.
Alaska and Colorado still have some buildings and rusty equipment that are leftover from the gold mining days.
The Honeymoon Cottage in Cedar Key, Florida was once a destination cottage that stood on stilts over the water. Over the years, storms took their toll on the building until now the only thing left is a place for the birds to perch.
For this challenge our host Amy has asked us to share images of Autumn Colors. Where I live in Coastal Georgia, the calendar says autumn but the temperature is still warm. Even when the weather cools off, we don’t get the orange, red, and yellow colors we think of when we think of autumn. When we want to see the brilliant colors we travel to higher elevations in October or November.
The images at the top of the page and these next two images were taken on a lake in West Georgia one November.
The following images were taken one October as we took a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.
I hope you are enjoying your autumn where ever you are.
For this challenge our host Ann-Christine has asked us to share images of artificial light.
One of my favorite things at Disney World is the night time parades. The images above and below are of two of the floats from a parade in the Magic Kingdom several years ago.
During the holiday season the light displays bring out the holiday spirit in me.
I couldn’t end this post without including the red lights of The University of Georgia’s football stadium during a night game. The white lights in the stands are the fans holding up their cell phones with the flashlight turned on.