Behold, even as life appears to be fading from the autumnal scene, beauty and hope are still there to be discovered:
|Yellow wood sorrel flower|
|Red maple leaf, fading to winter brown|
|Sweetgum leaf - the showy ones this year|
|Star Magnolia: a common bush, afire|
|next year's flowers!!|
|What I saw when I looked up: notice anything odd about this dogwood branch?!|
|Lilac - how I wish I could distinguish the flower buds from the leaf buds, to properly gauge my hopes ....|
|Crepe Myrtle buds, biding their time.....|
|Honeysuckle and Ivy|
|summer's abandoned lawn chairs|
|Persimmons & pears|
|how those leaves catch the light!|
|Chives seedpods (drying in a bag, to catch the seeds)|
It only took standing up, and walking around with the camera, searching out the eye candy hidden in every beam of late afternoon sunshine. Even after the sun had set, I was still finding treasure upon treasure.
It's always there, His goodness. It just requires faith, and focus.