Week 39 - Inspiration: The Elements Earth, Fire, Wind, Rain, and Spirit

“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one.” - John Lennon

The effects of wind, rain, a lot of spirit…and music. #dogwoodweek39 #dogwood52 #2019dogwood52

The effects of wind, rain, a lot of spirit…and music. #dogwoodweek39 #dogwood52 #2019dogwood52

Strawberry Fields

October • Colors of the Month

“My favorite color is October. “ - Angela Burgin Logan

Wine at Le Meurice

Lately, I have seen this quote on posters, t-shirts, and pillows all over Pinterest. As part of my photo project this year, I have identified featured colors for each month — icy blues in January; rosy pinks and reds in February; fresh shades of green in March; cheerful yellows in April; lovely lavenders and violets in May; pure whites in June; patriotic red, white and blue in July; golden, sunny hues in August; earthy browns in September. But what color is October?

It is one of my favorite months, yet when I imagine a color to represent October, I immediately think of orange — my least favorite color (Read why here). I won’t deny that orange leaves and pumpkins add seasonal charm to October photographs, but I can’t commit to a whole month of orange pictures. So what color is October? Perhaps Anne Shirley described it best: “October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in the aftermaths. Anne reveled in the world of color about her....I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?" - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Cheers to a brilliant October featuring the loveliest shades of autumn, and yes, even orange!


September 5, 2018 (248/365) "Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed." - Robert H. Schuller

Early Signs...

August 15, 2018 (227/365)

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring." - George Santayana. This morning, it feels like the seasons are changing..

Chic Shed

October 2, 2017 (275/365)

“A place for everything, and everything in its place” - Mrs. Beeton, The Book of Household Management


January 21, 2016 (021/366) 

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring." - George Satayana [This tree is treating us to glimpses of autumn, winter, and spring all at once!]

November Space

November 19, 2015 {232/365}

"But there is always a November space after the leaves have fallen when she felt it was almost indecent to intrude on the woods…for their glory terrestrial had departed and their glory celestial of spirit and purity and whiteness had not yet come upon them.” - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars


November 14, 2014 Photo (318/365): "Frost"

November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.” 

- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix