On The Streets Where We Live

People may have been wondering about the mad man driving up and down their streets, pulling up to the curb at seemingly random moments in time, and getting out of the car with camera in hand. No worries! It was only your friendly neighborhood photographer searching for locations with “optimum” lighting to take pictures from. Weather conditions and the time of day played into my efforts to capture the colors of autumn in the lighting that I thought was best.

In my opinion, our streets are the prettiest during the later part of the annual autumnal event of the turning of the leaves. Interestingly enough, none of these trees have appeared in our neighborhood naturally. They were all planted.

Here are some sample pictures.

You may have noticed that a few of the pictures have been taken with some element of back lighting. The trees actually looked quite different, and perhaps not as noteworthy, when seen from other angles. The impact of a tree’s colors often change as you walk past it. In fact, seeing the trees from other perspectives may even lead to unhappy thoughts for a homeowner. It might serve as a reminder of the seemingly unending task of the raking and removal of the fallen leaves, another noteworthy activity for this time of year.

This is my song for today.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kX3PZ_ynss

Chaos in the Fall

Here are some pictures that capture some of the chaotic elements of the season of Fall from the visual perspective.  There is the appearance of the fallen leaves as seen below.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere are the branches on the trees (in this case our red maple tree), even as colors change during a span of a couple of days.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFinally, here are a couple of scenes from the woods during the fall process.   In the past I have not thought about these kinds of views as being chaotic, but there is a certain randomness to the elements that contribute to the overall appearance that leads me to conclude that it does meet the definition of such a process.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPerhaps the fact that a particular process appears to be chaotic does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with it.  Here are other interpretations of chaos.