Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: A Day of My Week

A day of my week: Sunday. A day in the Wheel of the Year: October 31. Halloween. All Saints’ Eve. Samhain (saa-wn). Halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. The beginning of a darker, wetter time in Oregon. The last day the marsh trails are open at the William Finley Wildlife Refuge before the over-wintering birds are given the privacy they deserve. It was a gloriously sunny afternoon, and my family joined me for a walk along the marsh and past the historic buildings. Here’s a gallery of shots from today.

“Go, sit upon the lofty hill, And turn your eyes around,
Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound.
The summer sun is faint on them— The summer flowers depart—
Sit still— as all transform’d to stone, Except your musing heart.”
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning

My days are often spent just musing on Nature, the seasons, and the activities of flora and fauna. I have a lot of time to sit still, since I’m unemployed/retired. Most days, I don’t bother to bring a camera with me wherever I am, but that doesn’t mean I don’t see beauty all around me. I hope that you can say the same about the ordinary days in your week. Thank you to Amy for hosting this week’s prompt. Please visit her site and join in. Click HERE to find out how.

24 thoughts on “Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: A Day of My Week

  1. Oregon is so fresh no matter what the season. I miss the smells of the outside there. Cant say that to everyone, but something tells me you would know exactly what I am talking about. I was glad to see you say sometimes you don’t have your camera and you still bask in the beauty. So necessary, isn’t it? As always beautiful words to mimic your photos. (I love the red barn). Donna

    • It smells like wet Christmas trees much of the time, because I live in a pine forest. Other times it smells like hot, dry high Sierra forests. The coast smells like the sea. Lately, it smells like wet wood smoke because they’re burning debris piles from the timber harvest. There’s always something alive in the air!

  2. I can identify with your post, Priscilla. Retirement is so wonderful, even though on occasion I miss the excitement of working. So happy your everyday merged with my everyday for a few minutes.

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