Although Autumn is considered to be a discrete season of the year in the West, it can also be thought of as a time of transition. The humid, often unbearable heat of Summer slowly blends into the frigid cold of Winter. For many people, this is their favorite time of year.
Even though I’m a four-seasons kind of guy, I do especially enjoy autumn in the Northern Hemisphere for its photogenic qualities. At no other time of year do we get so many varied colors to enjoy. For your consideration, I’ve selected half-a-dozen images that I snapped last month in Northeast Nebraska.
If there could be a typical scene in Wayne County, this would be a good candidate. The grain bins are ready to be filled with the harvest that awaits this healthy stand of corn.
One morning I was distracted by a great sucking sound. I peeked out the door and discovered this industrial strength vacuum cleaner and its operator in my front yard. The gas company contractors had begun work on the mains in the neighborhood.
While driving south on State Highway 15, I appreciated the tranquil quality of the roadside scenery and the empty road. I carefully squeezed off a couple of frames while concentrating on the task of driving. Later, I realized the photo was taken through the dark blue tint strip along the top of the windshield. I like the effect.
Taking a break from organizing some family artifacts, I stepped outdoors to the sight of these heavy clouds. They hovered motionless and dominated the entire sky.
The obligatory cat picture is of one of the family felines. Six-month-old Random Kitty is on one of his few outdoor expeditions. He’s stalking an elusive grasshopper.
Early morning in Wayne County can be clean and refreshing. This simple view of the countryside from a fleeting moment seduces one to quietly contemplate life.
The Blue Jay of Happiness likes this thought by Yoko Ono:
“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”