Festival of Leaves 2018, Week #2: A Little Bit of Red

There’s still not much happening color-wise here in my corner of Northeast Georgia. A little blush of red on the Dogwood…

Dogwood

 

And a bit of red up high on the Red Maple…

Red Maple

See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.

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Pic and a Word Challenge: Girls

I taught at a girls’ boarding school for fifteen years, some of the best years of my life. These particular photos are several years old, and the girls are now adult women, married, with children, and/or with professional careers.  They would kill me if they saw I used these photos in a blog post!  🙂

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Look Up

 

“Look up on high, and thank the God of all.”
(Geoffrey Chaucer)

Look up

Look up 2

Look up 3

Lens-Artists Photo Challenges are published every Saturday at 12 noon EST by one of our moderators. Photos can be submitted any time before the next challenge is announced. You can join this week’s challenge here.

A Photo A Week Challenge: From the Back

Three photos, one subject.  Looking through the window.

From the back 3

From the back

From the back 2

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Circles and Curves

Capitol ceiling

Inside the dome

 

Bread pudding

Bread pudding

 

Pumpkins

Autumn pumpkins

 

Lighthouse stairs

Lighthouse stairs

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: T.S. Eliot

Bridge over Town Creek

 

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.”   (T. S. Eliot)

 

T.S. Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) is remembered as one of the 20th centuries major poets.  He was born in the U.S. but emigrated to England when he was 25 years old and at age 39 renounced his American citizenship and became a naturalized British citizen.

An essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic, Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948.  His best known poems include The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1915), The Waste Land (1922), The Hollow Men (1925), Ash Wednesday (1930), and Four Quartets (1945).  He also wrote seven plays, including Murder in the Cathedral (1935).

The Broadway musical Cats, which first opened in 1981 and won two Tony Awards, is based on Eliot’s  Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

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Please join me in Writer’s Quote Wednesday each week.  Post your own writer’s quote, and link back to this post so we can share our favorites.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pastel Colors

Pastel blue

 

Pastel pink

 

Pastel purple

 

Light yellow rose_

 

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Festival of Leaves 2018: Week #1

Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and like here in Georgia, the leaves there are only beginning to change colors.

While driving down the highway I’ve seen a few red sumac leaves, and the dogwoods are showing a blush of red.  However, what stands out this year is the number of leaves spotted with brown or just directly turning brown and falling off the trees, bypassing the normally brilliant colors.  Maybe we just had too much rain this summer.

This tree, which has leaves that normally turn a lovely yellow in autumn, is showing quite a bit of brown this year…

See more autumn leaves or join the Festival of Leaves challenge here.

Song Lyric Sunday Theme: Sleep- “Tossin’ and Turnin'”

“I couldn’t sleep at all last night…”

A number one single for seven consecutive weeks in 1961, “Tossin’ and Turning'” was written by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene and recorded by Bobby Lewis.  Lewis (who turned 85 last February) had other hits, but “Tossin’ and Turnin'” remains his signature song.

 

 

I couldn’t sleep at all last night
Got to thinkin’ of you
Baby things weren’t right
Well I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

I kicked the blankets on the floor
Turned my pillow upside down
I never never did before
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin’ four
Couldn’t get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all night

Jumped out of bed
Turned on the light
I pulled down the shade
Went to the kitchen for a bite
Rolled up the shade
Turned off the light
I jumped back into bed
It was the middle of the night

The clock downstairs was strikin’ four
Couldn’t get you off my mind
I heard the milkman at the door
’cause I was tossin’ and turnin’
Turnin’ and tossin’
a-tossin’ and turnin’ all, yay, yay, yay
I was a-tossin’ and turnin’

(https://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/bobby_lewis/tossin_and_turnin.html)

Song Lyrics Sunday

Thanks to This Thing Called Life One Word At a Time for hosting this challenge every week. It’s so much fun!