Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent

The seasons of descent are upon us … tree branches almost bare after recent winds forced the descent of the last of the multi-colored leaves, while the hint of winter is in the air, with snow flurries descending upon us even before trick-or-treaters graced our doorsteps.  I am not quite ready to let go of my favorite season, but I do enjoy the unique beauty that each season brings.  Walking the grassy trails with the dogs recently, I noticed this single maple leaf, an isolated beauty nestled among parched aspen leaves past their golden prime.

Hawk Ridge October 20141008 2

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”Descent” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

Bloggers already have submitted many beautiful photos of sunrises and sunsets to illustrate this week’s theme, “The Golden Hour.”  I love the way sunlight at the beginning and end of the day plays across the water — whether it be oceans, or lakes, or rivers. But, I came inland to the forest instead, where the warm hues of the setting sun cast a golden light and cause the just-fallen leaves to glow.  So easy to take for granted, yet so important to appreciate.

“What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~ Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator

"The Golden Hour" at the end of the day at the cabin

Ciao! ~ Kat

This post was in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  ”The Golden Hour” was this week’s theme.  Everyone is welcome to join in the Challenge; further details on how to participate and links to others’ responses are found here.