Upon the arrival of autumn, beautiful mums and pumpkins made their appearance throughout neighborhoods

while ghostly eyes silently watched from a distance.

During the record-setting temperatures and the hottest day of the year occurring in autumn, the cars were flaming hot

and I found some interesting characters to celebrate with over the great news of Bryce Harper rejoining the Washington Nationals lineup in time for the baseball playoffs and hopefully a World Series matchup against the Houston Astros.

I thought with the arrival of fall, I could finally begin looking toward the tree tops to photograph the wonderful colors of the season, but the trees were staging a protest and the leaves were dropping to the ground in unison.

Having to search for color along the ground instead of the skyline and crouching for a shot one to many times, my middle-aged back decided to stage a protest.

Hiding from the heat and resting my back, the majority of the photography week was spent grumbling over back spasms, trying to capture images at eye-level through tears from the overwhelming smell of Tiger Balm and watching The Vietnam War series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and welcoming back favorite fall tv shows.

18 Replies to “The Week In Seven Photos”

  1. A wonderful pumpkin-hued collection! Particularly liked the final leaf shot. I hope your back recovers quickly and you can get out this weekend and enjoy some warm fall days. If not, then fingers crossed your teams play well, and TV shows are worth watching!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 The Tiger Balm worked its magic and my back is finally starting to feel better, so hopefully I will have a chance to go kayaking in the fantastic autumn weather that finally made an appearance. Between baseball, football and The Vietnam War series, I’m already behind on watching the new shows.🙂 Enjoy your weekend!


    1. Thank you very much and I’m glad you enjoyed the photos this week!🙂 The lack of rain and warm weather has had an effect on the trees and leaves this year, but I love the colors of the season and it has been fun to discover them in places other than the treetops.🙂

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  2. Oh, this was a challenging week for you. There is nothing like a painful backache to force us to stretch out and stop all activity. But still, you captured the process of autumn, in human events and nature events too; each photo a work of art, matched with descriptive words. I think the fallen red leaf in the pine bough is brilliant. Hope you’re using the weekend to heal up, ACI.

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    1. Thank you and my back is finally feeling better!🙂 At midweek, I almost gave up on the thought of completing this week’s photos, but I’m determined to continue this weekly challenge through the changing seasons, middle age aches and pains and lately spending too much time watching tv. I hope I maintain this attitude during the baseball playoffs.🙂 Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you and my back is improving.🙂 I have thought about trying yoga and recently added a couple of apps. After this week, I’m not going to wait any longer to finally give it a try. Our weather is perfect this weekend and I’m not going to notice when summer returns again next week.🙂

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  3. Your creative use of words combined with these photos was a fun adventure today, ACI. I especially chuckled at the “interesting characters” you’re cavorting with. Sorry to hear of the back spasms, but it sounds like your resolve to take eye-level photos helped. Always a joy to see your week in review, thank you.

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