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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge - Day 1 "First Signs"

Recently I completed a 30 day good photos challenge where one blogger selected daily subjects or techniques which would challenge our abilities to take better pictures. This exercise was very beneficial for a novice photographer like myself. I was learning to use a new camera with the goal of taking better travel photos. So, for an entire month I faithfully posted a photo which was my personal take on the assigned subject whether it be sunrises or sun flares.

September 23rd is the beginning of autumn so, to celebrate this most gorgeous time of the year, I thought it would be fun to host the Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge. Look around you as you go about your daily lives the next two weeks and see if you can capture the magic of autumn with your camera.

September 23, Day 1 "First Signs" -- Maple tree leaves just beginning to turn in the neighborhood.

Check back here daily to see my photo of the day's subject and get your topic for the following day. Let me know in the comments if you're participating so I can visit you and steer other readers to your site.

September 24, Day 2 Subject "Autumn Flowers"


Today's players:

Janis @
As Jan Sees It
Joangee @ Musings n Waffle


Jan n Jer said...

Sounds like a great challenge...count me in Faye...I will try to meet the two week challenge...but I will post them on my photo blog
I am ready for this beautiful season.

Sayre said...

My magic of fall was the rain we got yesterday! Nothing hard so as to run off, but steady light rain all day. My little corner of the world is much happier this morning!

Faye said...

Sayre-woke up to rain this morning and looks like it's staying around for a while. I haven't mowed the yard in over a month. Weeds don't grow as fast as grass-or, they go to seed faster!

joanygee said...

What a lovely idea and chance for me to get back into the habit of posting more regularly.

Faye said...

joan-you're on the list. I agree that it's easier to post more consistently if you have a theme going and other bloggers posting on the same topic. That's one reason we loved Fun Monday so much.

Pamela said...

I'm going to try and join. Can I count my bee and zinnia? Now I need to get crackin with my camera

Faye said...

Pamela-you and the buzzinna are in! Glad you're playing.