Saturday, November 21, 2015

Peak of Color at Wyandotte County Lake

These shots at Wyandotte County Lake (Kansas City, Kansas) were taken about a month ago during or close to the peak of color this autumn.  It stayed relatively warm, that is, mid 50s or mid 60s, up until about a week ago. We didn't have our first frost until last weekend, which is a few weeks later than usual. El Nino is supposed to make the winter in northeastern Kansas a bit warmer this year.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Recording the Changes

I have been recording the changes in the park located near my house. The initial three pictures come from early October; the other pictures record what has changed in two weeks' time. More pictures are forthcoming. A friend who lives in Connecticut has been remarking on the particularly striking colors of autumn this year. The changes have not been as drastic, or as striking, in the middle of the country as of yet.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Early Autumn at Weston Bend State Park

Despite teaching five sections of writing this semester, I still manage to get outside occasionally. One of my favorite places to walk is at Weston Bend State Park in Missouri, which is just a short drive from where I live.  These pictures capture a few changes in color. The great majority of the foliage remains dense at this point in the season.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sunflowers at the Grinter Farm

A field of sunflowers at the Grinter Farm, near where I live, attracted a number of people over the past two weeks.  The farmer welcomed visitors and sold sunflower heads for a dollar each. Like many other photographers, who were posing teens and babies, I managed to wander through this field while hunting for photo opportunities. There was so much traffic on Labor Day that I couldn't get close to the field and had to wait until the following Wednesday.  I would have returned for another visit if there had been enough time.