One Word Photo Challenge: Autumn

The one thing I miss about the north is Autumn. So down here in Orlando we import it. Trick or treating is so much better without the freezing temps and snow.

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Pumpkin Patch, Orlando Florida

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Sense of Smell

Some scents make us feel warm and nostalgic. I love the smell of vanilla, apple spice or pumpkin spice candles, it reminds me of fall, my favorite season. 10.2 sense of smell

Other time a smell may just be repulsive. Like the 50-mile crater area at Yellowstone National Park. The smell of sulfur is quite unpleasant.

Upper Geyser Basin, with its high concentration of thermal features.

 

 

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Sepia

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Travel Theme: Autumn

Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana is one of the most beloved parks in the state. Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana adjacent Hoosier National Forest it’s best know for spectacular fall foliage. Nashville is a quaint little tourist town full of arts & crafts, foods and activities and while bustling with people on the weekends the fall tourist season really gets a boom from the park’s colorful display each autumn which brings in thousands of visitors each year.

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Photography 101: Home

I have lived all over the United States and have called most states home at one time or another and I have lived in five of them for several years at a time:

  • I was born in Augusta, GA and lived there several times.
  • Grew up on Cape Cod, Mass and if I had to call one place home this would be it as so many of my family memories are so closely tied with this place.
  • I lived and had my daughters in Dallas, TX.
  • I spent most of my adult life in Indiana always wishing to be elsewhere, Florida in particular. I never adjusted to being land locked.
  • Now I reside in the state I’ve called home in my heart before I even moved here – yes it’s Florida. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

As for the other 43 states I’ve lived in (excluding HI & AK) I lived in each for a weekend, a week or even a month or more. For two years I lived in a minivan/camper which I called home. So whatever state that campervan was in I was at home. You will find more on this adventure at my Jubilee Journey blog under the “My Jubilee Journey Journal” category.

But the one thing that stands out when I think about what home is are the three people in this photo below because without them there is no home. Home truly is where the heart is.

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Dead Plants

What appears to be dead in fact brings new life. After the death of this cotton plant in the autumn, its seeds slumber through winter and give live to new cotton plants in the spring.

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Prophetstown State Park, Indiana

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Buildings

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Earth/Harvest

Pumpkin harvest from the earth

Earth and Harvest

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge: 2014 #3

 

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Mounds State Park, Indiana

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Monochrome Monday: Autumn

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