Sunday, November 10, 2013

It's time for splashy, vibrant colours to step aside for more subtle monochrome ones

I can't believe how quickly this year seems to have flown by! How can we already be in November. I haven't seen much of anything since June. Summer - as hot as it was - seems to have vanish in a blink. Fall is full on us now and dare I say it, thoughts of snow are on more of our minds as the days on the calendar tick by.

I captured a few dying splashes of colour before the November spectrum of grey takes over the world's colour palette until some time next year - excluding the stringing of Christmas lights to ward off the grey for a little while.

Wanting it to happen or not, the beautiful colours of summer and fall have been replaced with - depending on your perspective - a long stint in a world devoid of much colour. Don't get me wrong, as much as I love the vibrant colours the rest of the year, a season seen - or in my case 'shot' - in near-monochrome tones has a beauty unto itself. A peacefulness, like a long slumber.

I'm looking forward to capturing the world in black and white and grey.

one of the local feral cats chillin' on the back fence
an adorable and much loved vintage hand made children's toy recently named Galaxy
a final splash of colour before winter's blanket silences it
another year's tangle of shed leaves
what I mistook as clusters of blackbirds at first turned out to be tufts of desperate leaves
strength in numbers?
last of the summer blossoms
grey begins to dominate the backdrop
bone thin against the elements
and lastly, as we say good-bye to another season - and soon another year - may we never forget the sacrifices made by so many in hopes of making our world a place of peace.
How many more will have to fall before that happens?