Autumn Mornings

– Posted in: Miscellaneous, Weather

View uphill - Photo taken by Justin Purdy on September 7, 2006
Autumn mornings here are foggy. It seems, on first glance, that we are in for another cloudy day. A consultation with online weather reveals that it’s supposed to be clear. Then you realize that the hillside across the street is shrouded in mystery.
View of the opposite hill - Photo taken by Justin on September 7, 2006 By ten o’clock the fog will have burned away and the day will indeed be sunny. Okay, the real reason for this post is I just really like these photos and wanted to share them with you. They were taken by my son Justin, who wanted a better background for his computer’s virtual desktop. (In my day, they called it wallpaper, but I’ve never seen wallpaper like this.) Justin is eleven. Digital cameras, so easy a child can use them. Here’s another one I like:
Dew laden field grass - Photo taken by Justin on September 7, 2006

About the Author

Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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kerri September 29, 2006, 10:28 pm

It’s the bluish light that makes the grass photo so pretty. I like them all, but this is my favorite too. Great job. Foggy mornings are pretty, and I love it when the day clears and the sun warms these lovely Sept. days. Cold tonight though. Think we might have a frost. I hope not!!!! I want more tomatoes and beans…not to mention flowers!

firefly September 18, 2006, 5:45 pm

Lovely photos all, but I like the last one best too.

One of my favorite things about plant closeups is that they allow you to see the beauty of things you often miss otherwise.

Mary Ann September 15, 2006, 3:07 pm

Oh, I love the last photo most of all. But fog, fog, is something I covet. Thanks again for all your help.

Smoke and fires are on their way out. It’s just 63 and delightful here today.


Judith September 14, 2006, 8:55 am

I look forward to foggy mornings. So peaceful and beautiful. The photos have captured the scene and work well together, one connected to the other–I like them all. Grasses are such fun to photograph.

Zoey September 13, 2006, 4:00 pm

Another vote for the grass photo.
It sure looks better in that photo than it does in my garden!

cyndy September 12, 2006, 8:01 pm

Now that is wallpaper! Nice photos!

Hanna in Cleveland September 11, 2006, 6:56 pm

I like the grass one best as well.

tea September 10, 2006, 5:41 pm

Awsome pictures for such a young photographer!


Jenn September 10, 2006, 10:18 am

Oo. Love the grass one.
Excellent work, Justin!