Last Sunday I went for a hike at Cherokee Marsh. When I got to the section of trail that has a boardwalk, I couldn’t help but focus on the old, weathered boards.
I first noticed this because of the interesting cloud formation — it went on like that for miles.
Then when I looked a bit closer, there was the sun dog.
A few days ago I was out hiking late in the afternoon. Heading back to my car as the sun was going down, I passed this bare oak tree. When I looked up, I was struck by the silhouette of its crooked branches against the darkening sky.
Funny how a casual glance up on the way home, can turn into the best sight of the afternoon.
Yesterday was the last (outdoor) farmers’ market of the season. It was such a nice day, I couldn’t pass up the chance to pick up some good food.
When I saw these jam jars beautifully backlit by the morning sun, I was immediately glad I had my camera with me.
Almost all of the leaves are down from the trees in my yard. That’s always kind of a depressing moment for me. With the leaves down, that means the hours of daylight are getting less and less everyday.
While I do love autumn, and enjoy the experience of the four seasons here in Wisconsin, the ever encroaching “season of darkness” is my least favorite time of the year.