November, git!

As we look out the back window and find November once again getting into the trash, we send it on its way with a shout and a well-aimed pine cone. Yes, it’s the end of the month, and time for our abstract. Would you like to hazard a guess as to what it will be?

Never mind, nobody likes guessing games. It’s this:

backlit overlapping Japanese maple leaves
The original framing was wider than this, but as I saw the eye-bending portion of it, I knew it was the month-end image. Not to mention how few I’ve actually taken this month – not closing in too fast on that new record. But it is from this month, and better than some entries at that, so there.

This is of course one of the Japanese maple trees, presently hiding out in the greenhouse until spring, but captured during its elaborate autumnal display. The focus depth was short, so the one leaf has the sharp edges while mostly shadowed by the others. It works for me.

And boy, have I been stalling on my posts – this is being written only a half hour before it’s due, if I keep to my typical scheduling anyway. However, I can’t feel that I haven’t been getting things done; they’re just not reflected here at all.