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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.

Whatsoever is lovely…day 8

November gold

Lovely weather today makes a nice change of pace. It’s been a calm golden day, a mere pause though: Yesterday was very dark and rainy and I saw an article that called our upcoming weather pattern a “roller coaster”.

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.

There’s gold on them thar hills!

Just got back from a quick road trip to Eastern Washington. We went to Lake Chelan and took a boat trip on the Lake called the “Lady Express” run by the Lady of the Lake Boat Company. The round-trip takes you from Chelan to Stehekin in the North Cascades and back again.

The day was about as close to perfect as one would dare to hope for, a calm lake surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery and just enough clouds to make for interesting pictures. In some spots the leaves of the trees looked like cascades of gold down the stark hillsides. But the icing on the cake was when we saw the family of mountain goats as we chugged back at the end of the day.

Mountain goats.

We felt exceptionally fortunate since today was very rainy and we wouldn’t have been able to see anything much. What a difference one day can make.

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:

Fall way

I applied a bit of an Orton-ish effect to this.

These are from our meander through the Chinese Garden and Arboretum at South Seattle College this past week. Lucky we got there when we did, winter is closing in a bit early.

For Alive and Trekking’s Which Way Challenge and Weekly Prompts’ Autumn Stroll.