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Shedding Light

As Nancy Merrill says in her Photo a week: street lights post. Streetlights are part of the unique experience of a location. Here is a gallery of street lights from here and there.

In some cities in China each street has its own unique streetlight design. It is a tremendous aid in navigating, especially at night.

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Forbidden Crowds

Nancy Merril’s Picture a Week Theme is Crowds. I don’t like them so I don’t have lots of pictures of them: I get flustered and try to haul myself out never thinking to record the experience.

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I think the biggest crowd experience I may have ever had was on my first visit to the Forbidden City, it was also my first visit to China and I think it was a weekend or minor holiday (possibly Qing Ming), so there were a lot of Chinese people out to see the Forbidden City the same day that we were there. I think of these pictures as being representative of China, or at least Beijing.

Looking out my front door…

I live in the city with no particular view. There are a few trees between us and the street, although today the nicest one, our Japanese maple, is adorned only with raindrops. In winter the most exciting thing  is an Anna’s hummingbird buzzing in for a snack.

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In the summer and fall it is a bit prettier:

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My standards are pretty high. Here are two views from my dad’s front porch (I’m over there once or twice a week, so it kind of counts.

Photo a Week Challenge: View from my front porch

A photo a week: Red

I don”t like red all that much, so I was surprised to see how many pictures I have where it is the star. These were all taken last April, most of them in China, where red is auspicious.

Posted for Nancy Merrill’s A photo a week challenge: Red

Fall Leaves

Vegetal Growth in my yard today: Notice that I focus on fall leaves not the weeds and unmown grass.

Due to our relatively protected location our Japanese maple is usually a bit later than many trees in changing color. It is a tree of many colors and varies from year to year. Here are some pictures from today:

I have a “thing” for hardy cyclamen. The variegated leaves are so charming. I was delighted to notice that it is starting to spread. I noticed a few single leaves here and there among the fallen maple leaves today when I was sweeping the walk today.  Yeay!

Happy fall to all!

Nancy Merrill Photo a Week Challenge: Leaves