The Red Leaf Diaries and a Weekend Roundup of Sorts

Today started out with this beautiful fog, I’m really sorry I did not get to go out shooting more than I did. I had plans to go over to the water gardens and koi breeders near my home, but I never made it over there. I took a nap instead. I’ve been very tired lately so I guess I needed it, but I should have gone out shooting. I could use some new work and feel like I need to do something new to sort of get my creative juices flowing again.

On Saturday, I finished the dreaded bench. I’m very happy about that. It took me a while, but now it’s all together and I’ve even started putting stuff on it, getting ready for my foray into encaustics. It’s actually a wonderful bench-just the right size, even has a light so I can work at night. I’m very happy with it-the two weeks it’s taken out of my life will be forgotten at some point, but I think the bench is a real keeper.

I did manage to get a few shots off this afternoon. Nothing exciting, but I made a halfhearted attempt in my hunt for a red leaf. I didn’t get too far into it though, when it started to rain some. We really need the rain, so I’m happy about that, but now it’s very rainy out and it’s making me sleepy again. Maybe it’s just daylight savings time, but it feels like night to me, even in the middle of the day. I so could take a nap right now, it’s not even funny. Maybe there’s something about the rain-the noise the rain makes on the roof, but I love to sleep when it’s raining outside. It lulls me off to sleep quite well.

Some of the leaves in my area have started to get what I would call sort of “red tipped.” I did manage to get some nice shots of branches-I love those and intend to do a series of them at some point as well. Maybe I’ll post one during the week for you to see. Anyway, I’ve heard rumors that Lost Maples is about two to three weeks away from “peak” (for those of you not familiar, Lost Maples is a park in Texas famous for having maple trees-the kind with actual leaves that turn red in autumn.) So, from what I can tell, autumn in Austin is still a few weeks out. Not so great for finding the reddest of red leaves out there right now, but good enough for me to start the hunt a bit. I also got a few shots of Chase with his new ‘do, so you can see what he’s looking like these days. I haven’t posted one of him in a while, though he’s still afraid of the camera.

So, how was your weekend?

Until next time…



  1. mythopolis
    November 9, 2009 / 12:23 am

    "Wake up, little Susie!" ha………..the movie wasn't so hot…it didn't have much of a plot….we fell asleep, our goose is cooked, our reputation is shot. Wake up little Susie! We gotta go home!"

  2. Carol
    November 9, 2009 / 2:05 pm

    I'm awake now! I'm awake! I had a really nice nap though. :~)

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