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Whatsoever is lovely…day 21

A spotted towhee taking a pause from searching for a snack.
I spotted a spotted towhee in the yard this morning.

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 20

Purple velvet

I do not know what the actual name of this plant is (please let me know if you do). I call it purple velvet. The hummingbirds like it but they fly away when the pups approach. Today the light was just right.

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 19

November sky-Method 1
November sky-Method 2

The clouds gathering this morning made a dramatic back drop for the newly bare trees. I tried out a couple of different treatments on the same photo. Does one appeal to you more than the other (the original is in the header?

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 18

Clematis feathers

The flowers are pretty but I am fascinated by the feathers that grow on clematis seed heads.

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano and Cee’s Flower of the Day-she used a clematis as well.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 17

Chilly sunset

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 16

Sage’s gold

When the light is just right…

Gan Xingfu (chasing happiness) 赶兴福

This November I am chasing happiness by photographing and sharing one lovely thing I see each day. I do edit the photos, often with an artistic effect like the one above, because playing with a lovely thing makes me happy.

Note: My son checked with his co-workers and, while they haven’t heard the phrase gan xingfu, they thought it was just fine to use.

For more explanation about this project check out this post: Whatsoever is lovely…day 1.

This is posted for Nanopoblano and Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Auriate deciduous-ness

A rather belated entry for Paula’s Thursday’s Special Pick a word. Brought on by autumnal inspiration this week.

Golden Japanese maple leaves.
My maple is turning golden: Aureate and Deciduous.
My fuzzy friends Ginger (with the ginger-y spots) and Asta.
The pups ready for their walk: Canine and Deciduous and Aureate.
A withered brown maple leaf.
Ready to fall: Desolate and Deciduous.

I didn’t have a separate photo for Consecrated, but I feel like my yard is blessed during this golden season.

For Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word.

Fall glory

The past few days have been glorious. The lower angle of the sun makes the fall foliage glow. The blue skies compliment the golden to red palette of fall leaves. We took a long walk today, it is already clouding up and the next few days will be rainy, if the forecasts are correct.

I also want to share this great quote that I found yesterday:

For Sunday Stills: a celebration of leaves.

If you haven’t already: