Tuesday, November 4, 2014


I have a love-hate relationship with daylight savings time.  I am attached to the notion that what my clock tells me should be on speaking terms with the motion of earth and sun.  On the other hand, I really like having more daylight in the evening--especially late in the year.  Right now, back on Eastern Standard Time, it is very hard for me to get outdoors with my camera during the week.  By the time I get home, the light is going, and my little camera is struggling to get exposures shorter than a tenth of a second.   These are generally blurred messes.  A tripod would help, but slow me down a lot--and draw even more attention from the neighbors!

On the other hand, the sun is up in the morning before I leave for work.  I wonder if I can squeeze some outdoor time from my morning routine?

Between the end of daylight savings, and poor weekend weather, I have few photos from the last week or so.  But maybe its time for a little retrospective.

For the big white ash in back, drought-induced leaf-loss graded
 imperceptibly into fall.  Most of the neighborhood ashes kept pace.
Photos 10/3, 9/26, 10/8, 10/12, 10/20

A majestic white ash down the street put on its show latest of all in the neighborhood.
Photos 10/5, 10/7, 10/18, 10/21, 10/25

Big Daddy, a red maple street tree, began turning pretty early. (9/29)

The big red maple in the yard next door began turning a bit later than its fellows.
Photos 9/29, 10/2, 10/12, 10/18, 10/21

Little Mama, a red maple street tree I watch for Nature's Notebook, and
Big Daddy's neighbor, held on to her leaves to the last.  Photos 9/19, 10/2, 10/4,
10/7, 10/12, 10/12, 10/14, 10/18, 10/21, 10/21,10/25, 11/1, 11/5, 11/5, 11/8.


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