I haven’t done a photo essay lately. By “photo essay,” I mean taking some recent photos I’ve snapped with my iPhone and hoping I can link them, somehow.
The structure for this essay will be chronological — that is, I’ll post photos in the order I took them, starting last Tuesday. And since I tend to be very aware of the seasons, the topic is “Fall.”
Here we go ….
A Chronological Photo Essay
One of my associations with fall is Halloween. When I was a kid, Halloween was my second favorite day of the year.
Last weekend, I bought some Halloween candy:
The fun-sized package pictured above, however, isn’t going to any Trick-or-Treaters this year. After I came home from the hospital last Tuesday night, that sucker was mine!
Another association I have with fall is baseball playoffs. And my local team, the Red Sox, are in the playoffs this year.
Here’s hoping the Sox make it to the World Series.
Here’s a photo I took, seconds after the previous one:
Why am I including that photo here? Perhaps as a visual reminder of the importance of taking the next small step, no matter what the situation.
Perhaps as a visual reminder that photos — and clothing — do not have to be perfect.
Perhaps to show my regular readers that I am physically okay after my hospital stay, since I’m walking my usual walk to work.
More likely, as proof that I still don’t understand how to work my friggin’ phone, especially now that it has a new operating system.
The remaining photos were all taken yesterday, as I took a nice, long walk. Here’s the first thing that caught my iPhone:
As usual, I like working with groups, no matter what their differences.
I took the next photo further down the same block:
I like the way local businesses cater to the nourishment of humans and non-humans around here.
I took the next photo across the street:
That sign, which is new, seems to indicate that (1) this trash receptacle is setting a limit and/or (2) some person is doing the same.
I took the next photo about fifteen minutes later:
That photo illustrates another meaning of the word “fall.”
Leaves are falling off the trees, even though it’s only early October. While the colors are beautiful, I’m hoping that I won’t get fed up, too soon, with the cold that’s coming my way.
A few minutes later, I was happy to see a rabbit. I like seeing rabbits when I’m walking, and lately I’ve been thinking I might not see any more until next spring.
So I took a photo of that unexpected rabbit, but the photo was really blurry. I could blame the rabbit or my iPhone for that, but what good does blame ever do, really? Instead, I’ll show you the next photo I took, moments later:
It’s another group!
The next photo is related to the first one in this essay, since it’s a harbinger of Halloween:
Let’s face it — that photo is blurry, too, but I couldn’t resist including it here.
And here’s the last photo I took, on my walk yesterday:
Okay, okay. I’ll give you this: The fall is beautiful.
Thanks, everybody, for reading today.