Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ok, I'm Frustrated!

I've read often that many of you have problems with Blogger, and I never have till now. For some reason in the last week or so, my ability to comment to you has gone away. I keep visiting and my comments keep going away and never show up. It always asks me to register and then it deletes my comments!

Do any of you have this issue? How have you solved it? I tried Blogger Help, but can't pinpoint this problem or find any answers. I'm so *@!#%^&* frustrated! I really am looking at your lovely blogs and not getting through to you.

Please let me know if you have a solution for me, because I want to keep up with you all! Meanwhile, here's a few pictures for you...

Or a couple...Now it won't let me chose pictures from my files the way it used to, in a group. It goes to cloud picker then tells me there is an error. I should be able to go to my own files...So I changed it to the old format and I can pick one picture at a time...

I hate to think that I need to learn another program because Blogger is no longer supporting me. It's been a good year and I want to continue and become more and more active. I have a give-away plan in the works too.

I'll keep you posted and hopefully get back on track soon.

Love ya all!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fall Color Winding Down

Our woodpile
There's not much left to the traditional New England Fall Foliage at this time. Most of the leaves have left the trees and are carpeting the woods and vales. Ambitious souls rake and recycle their leaves, but Mother Nature has her ways. The crispy carpet slowly compacts into soggy masses of rotting leaves as snow covers them for the winter. In spring this natural mulch fertilizes and shelters the babies till they are ready to show their heads to the warming sun. Then it all comes to leaf and bloom again.

Deer's Dessert

I love the fall, but become sad when the colors go away. As an amateur photographer, though, I've begun to search for color when there is 'none', and though it is not as apparent, there it is! 


Last year on a black and white day, after the snow stopped, I went on a photo trip around the area seeking red. I came up with some spectacular photos featuring red berries covered with dripping white snow, red barns, stop signs, red doors, red lights, cardinals, etc.  I made an accordian book of the pictures and sent them to a friend.  I'll show you those pictures after the snow falls here, but meanwhile--What does New England look like in November?

Bittersweet vines have lost their leaves and the berry's husks have popped open. Bayberries and other red berries, apples, crabapples and other gorgeous seedy, viney and poddy things carpet the landscape, feeding the birds and creatures, seeding the area with next year's bounty.

Sumac Tassles

Look around! Every day you can discover something delightful if you begin to 'see' in a new way what has been right in front of you all along.

Furry roof for a rodent family
 Though I don't look forward to winter, I know I will find beauty in it's austerity. I won't just sit around depressed like I used to do, I'll seek the beauty and try to capture it for you!

Enjoy yourselves!