Can you believe that the sun has come out for the first time in about 2 weeks?
I had a lunch hour meeting right here down by the ocean…
…and after the meeting, instead of being a good girl and going home and getting some work done in the studio, I headed for the mountains.
All the way up here to the Baden Powell trail.
See down there at the shore? That’s where I was 20 minutes ago!
And now I’m up here on this beautiful trail.
I’m so glad I made the effort to drive up here and go for a walk.
The autumn is a photographers paradise, isn’t it?
And especially for me, because I tend to photograph into the sunlight all the time.
I know there are so many conventional rules of not photographing into the sun, but stuff that for a game of soldiers. I can’t get enough of it.
It’s been mild and rainy so the little trickles have turned into crystal streams.
And, while there’s still a lot of green leaves on the trees, some have begun to turn all sorts of glorious colours.
As I walked along taking photos, I couldn’t help but collect some of the leaves to bring home to have some fun with.
I dumped them all in a pile on my desk…
…and then I made myself a leaf rainbw.
It always surprises me how doing something artistic, no matter how small or simple, lifts my mood up by 100%.
(But then, maybe it’s the sunshine)