Friday, October 07, 2005

Three Parting Shots

Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. Ladybug and partner will be arriving tonight. We'll be doing the big fixins tomorrow before heading off to Riverwood on Sunday for a few days, and after that we're expecting company back here in Mills. What I'm trying to say is that I may not be too active in this space for the next little while. I know that's a grievous pill for you to swallow, but there it is. :) Seriously though, you never know what time I'll either find or make between now and then, but I'll leave you with a few pics of Mills before I bid you a temporary but sweet farewell.


The first is off an out-of-the-way street that runs under a little railway bridge. In fact, a train had just gone by when I took this, but I was too late with the Canon Rebel. The old building in the background is now being used for a modern business, but I forget exactly what business at the moment.



The next two photos are both looking across the Mississippi from Riverside park. The first is a stand of birches, and the second shows a house. I have tried to frame both views with a tree and its branches. They both show that autumn is beginning to gallop apace. Last weekend, there was only a little colour, but, even early this week, we began to notice the acceleration. Overall, we're not at fifty per cent colour yet, but some stands are getting close.




 

12 comments:

Bonita said...

A grievous pill to swallow, indeed! But, enjoy your Thanksgiving. We'll wait for you.

Iona said...

I looked at the pictures first (before I read the text that is) and thought; hey, nice framing! Then I read you talking about it.

I guess people who aren't interested in photography don't know what framing is, but you did a nice job using the trees in the foreground as a frame for your picture. Especially 'boring' landscapes can look much better with a frame this way! Keep up the good work!

Simply Coll said...

I just love your photos. So you have a Canon Rebel.. I really, really want one of those :-). I am currently using a Canon PowerShot that is over 3 years old. I keep picking up and looking at the Rebel.

I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving.

Lora said...

It seems a little early to me, but Happy Thanksgiving!

PBS said...

Nice pictures. I enjoy them even though I knew nothing about photography and usually use a disposable camera!

Happy Thanksgiving! It does seem very early...

Heather said...

Happy Thanksgiving AC and all the family. Hope it's restful and you find lots to be thankful for.

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving... Wierd to hear that celebrated earlier than in the US. :)

methatiam said...

I really miss the trees changing colors and I miss the Mississippi too. I grew up on that river, albeit a bit further south in Minnesota.

Our Thanksgiving is Nov 24th, and I am already making plans for it. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday; I get to host and fuss and run around like a nutcase for nearly two weeks prior.

Christi said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey, so can you tell me exactly what your Thanksgiving is all about? I was thinking about it, and I'm guessing yours has nothing to do with the Indians and Pilgrims.

defiant goddess said...

I wish you a marvelous time!

Happy Thanksgiving!

kathy said...

It's true what Iona said about the tree framing the picture. I'm taking notes LOL right now I'm using those cheap disposable ones right now. guess what I'm getting for Christmas? :)

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Judy said...

Happy Thanksgiving in your new home!

I'm thankful for your blog.