Lens-Artists Challenge: Autumn

Lens-Artists Challenge #106: Autumn

…share your images of this season.  What does autumn look like in your part of the world?  What does this season mean to you personally? 


Autumn marks time until the cold darkness of winter arrives…as each day rewards us by unveiling ever-changing shades of yellows, oranges and reds.

Along with greens stubbornly hanging on from summer.

A feast for the eyes.

twisted tree

The line of trees along my street pop with color, one by one.

fall road

Halloween, my favorite holiday, happens in Autumn. There’s no pressure for gifts or elaborate meals. It’s just all about fun and make-believe. Since moving to a condo, I miss the trick or treaters and those knocks on the kitchen door. Little upturned faces covered with makeup and masks…the scary or beautiful or silly masks that have holes made especially for mouths and noses. I absolutely delighted in their joy as the doorbell rang over and over from 5 to 8 pm.

halloween pumpkin064

Autumn also means it’s time for annual fall festivals…including a very special one that I attended last year. It is cancelled for 2020.

fall festival
Apple Harvest Day
Dover, NH
October 2019

Eventually all the leaves turn brown…

brown leaf

…and at the end of a late September day – if you’re lucky – you witness a blaze of gold in a grocery store parking lot…

fall parking lot 2

…in the Autumn.

32 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge: Autumn

  1. Hi, OLU. Beautiful fall colors and images. I love the bit of gold in the parking lot! That’s the great thing–you never know where and when the next “aha” color is going to appear!

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  2. One never knows where beauty will be found OLU – good for you for keeping an eye out for it. At a grocery store no less!!! Loved your pumpkins and agree wholeheartedly, I truly miss the little ones all excited in their costumes and masks.

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  3. WOWZA! I’m sorry there will be no festival this year, but we can hope next year will fulfill what patient hope and faith we cling to. I love all your photos, and that finale is spectacular!!

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      1. It’s amazing how you do that–“be in the right place and the right time”…has to be divine placement 🙂 ❤ (As for next year–everyday I wake up with the same sense of unreality, so it has to get better…it's too crazy now, and "crazy" is not a good "normal" 🙂 ) Huge blessings to you, dear friend ❤ Keep bringing the great pics!! (Eventually I hope to write to some of them… 🙂 )

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      2. Yes, I guess I’m lucky that way…or it’s divine placement. Whatever works 🙂
        I wake up the same way. A surreal good morning to all. Blessings to you too. ❤


      3. Thank you so much, Andrea–we’re probably not alone in our “surreal good mornings” 🙂 It’s like when someone dies…and the world is never the same… Sorry to sound bleak–I’ll blame it on the violence in Seattle, which unbelievably is still escalating. I just don’t get it.

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      4. Oh that must make it even harder. It’s one thing to never be the same, but another thing to have what’s “new” and surreal involve daily violence nearby. Bleak sounds about right. Sorry to hear that’s still happening.


      5. Thank you, Andrea–I avoid the news as much as I can, but when “Breaking News” interrupts the weather forecast…sheesh!!

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  4. Beautiful photos for the autumn prompt! Nice job. The close up of the leaves or the pumpkins are my favorites if I had to choose … but that parking lot one is cool too. Okay, I can’t really pick one favorite! I love your descriptions of the kids at Halloween – my mom loved that holiday too.

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