Violets On One Fine Day

Kevin Drum, who blogs for Mother Jones, writes today that “violets traditionally represent peace and healing,” That a good reason (excuse?) for posting some of my recent violet photos.

Before you look at the photos check out this fine song, One Fine Day, featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, David Byrne, and Mauro Refosco.

Dark Weeks

The weatherperson today said that we’re in the midst of the darkest weeks of the year.  It’s not just that the days are so short, but also because this is the cloudiest part of the year.

Fortunately, there is always light at my kitchen table so I can do some tabletop photography.

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Ethereal Tree
Ethereal Tree

 

Late November

November is almost over.  The autumn color is gone;  the trees are bare;  there’s no snow.  The forest floor is damp and littered with fallen leaves.  There is a bit of color – the emerald green of moss.  A single leaf still in its autumn color.  Small plants on the forest floor that never seem to suffer from the snow and cold – they’re always green.  A few bare trees with silver branches that stand out against a somber hillside.

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Silver Branches

Root, Trunk, and Moss
Root, Trunk, and Moss

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Last Fallen Leaf

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On the Forest Floor

 

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