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An Apple of an Idea

You know there are some real advantages to working from home. One advantage are the obligatory breaks outdoors to walk my three dogs — actually they walk me. It gets me away from the computer and outdoors where I can take in all the natural beauty that surrounds us.

warm autumn light illuminating dried grasses

When the dogs get me outside for their romp, I take my camera along more often than when leaving it inside. I couldn’t resist the warm autumn light illuminating this dried grass. I also took some of that old grey log but it’s the backlit grass that really grabbed my attention.

Those who live in warmer climates will expect this to be an apple that fell from the tree. The reality is, although it’s possible to grow about a handful of hardy apple varieties way up here north of the 55th, at the time this was taken we had already had numerous severe frosts and any apples that might be on the ground would be pure mush at the time. This was one I took with me for our walk and thought it would make a nice subject in the golden autumn light.


apple nest

apple nest

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

In that spirit, since I’ve just begun to share tips on photography, I would love to know if there are particular aspects that any of you might like me to include. Also, if you have an apple photo, share by leaving a link to it here!

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