Autumn in Annadel

gunsight-rock-flowers I was home for a short holiday in November, after a remarkably wet October. Those early generous rains brought stronger autumn color in the trees than I have yet seen in Sonoma County. The rivers were a bit more robust than usual for early November, the hills of my favorite parks a bit greener…and some of the bike paths already muddy. I delighted in the freedom to hop on my bike & find all the red-leaved trees and beautiful views I could find. I also took time to enjoy the contrast of white lichen with brown, fallen leaf. Here are some photos from those outings. I’m taking pleasure in beauty these days- the slant of a ray of light through a window, the curve of a kid’s smile as he bikes through downtown Port au Prince (yes, I saw this the other day!). It seems a good time to remember and appreciate the blessings in my life, which certainly include all my wonderful friends and readers, known and unknown, around the world. Have a lovely end of year holiday season :-).lake-hillspath-hills-pano

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2 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Wow Paul, lovely pictures. Looks like a great bike ride or two. I love the one that catches your shadow on the road. Very evocative. We’ll miss you at Christmas!

    December 22, 2016 at 07:25

    • Ah, Steve — you’ve figured out my little secret-selfie method. Often my rides there are in the evening or morning, when the sun is at a strong angle and shadows are long. And yes, I love shadow selfies for some reason…

      December 26, 2016 at 15:46

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