September: OK to delete?

American sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua leaf under water's surface
You know, I had a month-end abstract all picked out, but then I realized that it looked way too similar to one of the On This Date images that I also had lined up, and switched to another. But that one, which is the one above, was kinda weak, so we’re going to have two.

Anyway, the one above is just a leaf (from an American sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua, if you must know) that was just waterlogged enough to be submerged, but had not yet sunk to the bottom of the lake. The weak colors combined with the ripples of the water fit the bill, though not exactly showing off the color capabilities of your screen.

To make up for this, we have the second, ushering September on its way with low and high saturation, recommended by four out of five dentists.

autumn crocus Colchicum autumnale closeup
This is a crop from a larger image, mostly taken to record the flowers which The Girlfriend was interested in, especially since they were blooming vigorously at this time of year. And why not? They were autumn crocuses (Colchicum autumnale,) so when else would they bloom? Sheesh…

“Aw, c’mon, Al,” you say, “more water drops on flowers? What does the word ‘rut’ mean to you?” But I’m a nature photographer, so the word rut definitely has a different meaning that what you’re intending here, though I get it anyway. The month-end stuff was supposed to make me think about chasing abstract images as I toddled along, but it hasn’t exactly been happening that way. Maybe I have to devote a week to really aiming for such things…

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