My Year In Pictures: October Week 2

Every year I try to convince myself that there is plenty to love about Fall.  Most people I know (myself included) look forward to cozy sweaters, pretty leaves and warm beverages but these three things aren’t enough to outweigh my dread of shorter days, cold rain and the threat of snow.  Can you tell I’m not a fan of winter?  Last week I tried to showcase some of the prettier aspects of October in the Pacific Northwest but you could see me turn away from the outdoors and toward inside activities so this week is a truer picture of what my typical days look like: chores, a brief encounter with vibrant leaves followed by long mornings in the dark.

Sundays usually mean laundry and as I was out of ideas for a daily photo I thought I’d share a shot of a clean basket waiting to be folded.  Monday’s photo is me acknowledging there is plenty of beauty to enjoy when I’m outside in the daylight and the rest of the week is how I tried to turn a negative into a positive as far as photos go.  My days start early with Finn’s 5:30 am walk followed by another walk with Ryan to the bus stop at 6:30 am.  The rest of the day is filled with driving and work so the next time I’m free to look around outside it’s dark again.  The story of my next few months indeed but for a the rest of the week I tried to look around with a fresh perspective and photograph typical sights from a new point of view lit only by my flashlight.  The results were surprisingly fun and I may revisit the idea again when I’m at a loss for new material.

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20 thoughts on “My Year In Pictures: October Week 2

  1. Nancy Morris

    I’m with you Lisa. Fall and winter are not my favorites seasons! I have to find things to stay positive about this time of year. Your pictures are inspiring though!

  2. I enjoyed your use of (artificial) light here, Lisa. Leaves here in the Chicago area are starting to change color and fall temperatures are arriving. I’m enjoying both. Have a great week!

    janet

  3. I totally agree with your aversion to winter! When it’s not raining and nasty, I do like autumn, except I know months of dreary winter are on the way. Remember, the days might feel long, but the years are short … it’ll be spring again in no time!

  4. “Shorter days”….is there a more frightening phrase?
    Believe it or not, statistically speaking my area of West Michigan has something like 2-3 more cloudy days a year than Seattle.

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