Thursday, November 15, 2012

I found Autumn falling . . .


. . . ever so gently!

"No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees, no fruits,
no flowers, no leaves, no birds - November!"
- Thomas Hood


I went for a walk, and not only was I finding fall, but apparently Mr. Thomas Hood has never been
to Texas in November . . .


. . . because I found some shade.


And not just some shine . . . but some Texas star shine.



Yes there are still butterflies . . .





My submission for Photo Art Friday - the theme this week is digital still life - and I'm very, very loosely
interpreting it this week. It's life, it's very still, and I digitally manipulated the photo by adding textures, ta da!


{ The first 3 textures I used are from Bonnie called Soft Sunset, Margin Call, Vintage Vellum and then
finished with Kim Klassen's texture Kristen }


I found the bees were still buzzing . . . I even got a little serenade from this one!

{ Foto Friday - texture}

 
And the plants are still growing fruit.



  Vines are still flowering. . .



 And not only are there still leaves, but they are turning beautiful colors against a bright blue fall sky!




And when it comes to the coast, here you will always find birds. These are our resident Quaker/Monk Parakeets and quite a chatty bird, almost always greeting me when I arrive for the sunrise.



"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is
a time of sowing, of scattering abroad."

I hope you all are enjoying a beautiful fall day where you are!

 Love, Kim
XO


Sharing with Photo Art Friday, Foto Friday, This and That Thursday, Finding Serendipity,
Thursday Favorite Things, A Rural Journal, Fabulous Friday, Little Things Thursday,
Favorite Foto Friday

41 comments:

tiarastantrums said...

the bee capture is amazing! I see sun - I have not seen the sun around these parts (midwest) in over a week ++)

Tamar SB said...

That bee, amazing!!! The sun has been hit or miss up here in Boston, the lovely gray November sky has replaced it!

Linda Kittmer said...

Wow Kim, you've got some wonderful shots here. I love the one of the grass with the butterfly. And that bee looking right at the camera. Awesome!

Kim C. said...

The details on that bee are incredible! Love these all!

Nicky @ Awesomeville said...

All are lovely! I especially love the texturing on the butterfly shot and I love the little bee as well.

TesoriTrovati said...

That Mr. Bee looking at you is so awesome! I love seeing the world through your lens. And to see how different the seasons look depending where you are. Here is WI it is very stark. The leaves have left the grasp of their branches and the ground is brown and rust. But there is no snow.....yet. So there is still a palette of autumn left. Today the sky is a brilliant blue with fluffy wisps of white painted on that canvas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful images and for reminding me to look out and up! Enjoy the day. Erin

Pat said...

Mr. Bee is perfect!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful shots! You make me miss Texas.

Kathryn said...

Great pics Kim, Fall is in full swing here, it's looking like Winter is ready for us.

Nicki said...

I am always so impressed at such close-up shots of bees - I can never manage that tight (chicken I guess). Gorgeous Fall falling first shot.

Brenda said...

Well, yes - apparently the great state of Texas does November differently :) Love your digital still life - gorgeous texture work which gives the image such a wonderful painterly quality. Love the contrast of that bright pink against the soft green/golds of the background.

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Oh how lovely!! Love this post! Your macros always amaze me. Beautiful photos, all of them ;)

Deanna said...

A group of lovely photos, dear Kim. So glad to see some "color" falling around you...but it is nice to see your continuing loveliness of bees, butterflies and growing things.

Wolfsrosebud said...

did enjoy this

A Vintage Fairy said...

Beautiful photos!

Bonnie said...

Your photographs always captivate me, Kim! Love the digitally edited piece - you've made the back of the butterfly look like fur! Thanks so much for sharing with Photo Art Friday.

photoartbyanna said...

Love the quote - and your responses! :) And the paf image is wonderful! Such softness and dreamy texturizing... beautiful!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning photos. Love the textured moth.

Kelly said...

KIM!!!!! that bee shot is super wowie cool!!! beautiful post my friend.

Cherie said...

Beautiful, as always!!

momphotographer said...

...and he never has never been in California. There is so much beautiful Fall colors in here. so many leaves moving with stronger, and stronger wind. It is still gorgeous here.
As for you photographs: they are amazed me. especially the macro with the texture - just stunning!

louciao said...

Your edited picture of the moth and flower is magical. It draws me in and keeps me lingering there, feeling a real sense of serenity. Lovely.

sherrygaley said...

What a stunning array of images of fall in Texas. So wonderful to notice the differences. I think your bee shot is a classic but I love your photo art contribution too.

Viv (modifica) said...

Lovely all the gorgeous light and sun...Brightens up my grey day...

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous fall shots. It looks like a lovely day. From my frost covered view I envy the warmth. Valerie

Barbara said...

I really liked that title, and those little creatures, love.

Jeanne said...

Kim I always love your interpretation of nature! You never fail to see the beauty that is always there, if we only look. Amazing bee looking at you and love the "digitally enhanced' butterfly. lovely work as always!

Cathy H. said...

It's wonderful to see November through your eyes! Beautiful captures of fall!! Love the bee; amazing!!

Kerri said...

Oh it sounds like November is a GREAT month where you are!! I miss the butterlifes!!

Absolutely Stunning captures!

Ruth said...

Wow, such a group of gorgeousness! You lucky things over there with all the sunshine and butterflies! I really love the bee, perfect macro shot there Kim :)

Currie Silver said...

gorgeous, fun, thoughty, and unique!!

this is JUST what I needed this afternoon!!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

Linda R said...

Ohh my stars!! What amazing photos. I am enjoying this beautiful fall day. Thanks..

Comfypjs said...

Your photos are gorgeous Kim!

Katherines Corner said...

lovely Autumn images! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Danelle M said...

These are gorgeous! That bee is amazing!

Ida said...

Excellant post filled with many wonderful photos.
Your PAF piece is so lovely. My other favorite was the one with the berries and the fence.

Lori said...

Ah yes, Louisiana as well. Butterflies and bees do not realize we are so close to Winter! Always love your work. That bee shot is stunning Kim!

Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
Lori

Marvett Smith said...

Your insect images always slay me Kim. Such talent!

PrairieJill said...

Oh my - so different from my snowy prairies! Beautiful images, and I love your PAF "still life".

Nancy Claeys said...

Seems you have the best of all worlds, Kim. Lovely. xo

Jaymi said...

oh wow I love that moth photo with all the texture! You should sell that as a print for sure!!

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