I made a quick trip to the mountains today in hopes of catching some fall color. It is in very late stages though, most trees are already bare. A few patches of color here and there on mountain and hillsides. The tamaracks are starting to turn an orangey yellow. They are generally the last to turn color. I have photographed this meadow before many years ago. At that time there was a fallen tree there that stood out nicely against the snow that covered the field and I made a B&W photo on film with a medium format camera. Today I was attracted to range of hues in the leaves and grasses in contrast to the bark on the birch tree.
If I'm to be pigeon-holed as anything I'd have to say "I'm a photographer". I didn't make my living that way (retired from a civil service job in the Dept. of Labor) but photography is the thing I have done the longest (53 years and counting) and most passionately. My degree is in fine art ceramics and I continue to have an interest in art and crafts. On a political scale I'm in the same neighborhood with Mahatma Gandhi according to politicalcompass.org but mostly politics annoy me. It seems to be about pushing your views on others. I wish we could find a way to live without politics. I am a student of religion but not a church-goer. I like being out in nature either hiking or in my canoe.
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