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Fall Photography Ideas

Its the middle of September, but it still feels like summer here. Nights and mornings have begun getting cooler, but still in the 80s during the day. What little bit of fall foliage turning color we get is still a few months away. So what do I do when I long to take photos of beautiful autumn forest in full fall color? I try to travel, usually a trip to see family in New England or out to the mountains in Western NC. But I don’t always have as much time as I would like, and getting the foliage just right can be a bit unpredictable no matter how closely I watch the foliage reports. Even in locales that get amazing fall foliage, it really only last a month, an peak color only about a week.

So here is a short list of other fall seasonal themed photo ideas, that don’t focus on the grand landscape shots. Instead think about the smaller details, that are less dramatic but, to me, are equally impactful.

Seasonal harvests, pumpkins, apples, or cotton.

Fall activities and festivals: county fairs, getting lost in a corn maze, apple picking, trick or treating. Really focus on family activities that will be memorable for years to come.

Macro photography of a single leaf. Like in the photo above, of brilliant red virginia creeper leaves in an otherwise green and brown landscape, you may be able to find patches of bright autumn color.

Other plants with fall interest: A garden displaying autumn mum flowers, dunes covered in golden grasses, pine cones, acorns, colorful berries.

Seasonal foods: Apple cider, pumpkin spice latte, hot chocolate, baking for thanksgiving.

Here is a collection of images, some of them my own photos, from Society6 to provide more inspiration.

https://society6.com/ryanmcgurl/collection/autumn-2019?curator=ryanmcgurl

Happy Birthday Virgos!

Virgo, the Virgin, August23 – September 22 Virgo has a gentle, quiet soul and a quick analytical mind, which they use for problem solving and helping others, and they also excel at practical long term planning.
https://society6.com/ryanmcgurl/collection/astrology-signs?curator=ryanmcgurl
https://www.etsy.com/listing/683609484/virgo-zodiac-birthday-card-astrology?ref=shop_home_active_10&frs=1

Dreams Collection and Fingerless Mitts, and Yoga on the Beach

Dreamy pinks, blues, black and white, pretty skies, foggy rocks, mysterious forests. Check out my Dreams Collection found on Society6.Working on a pair of fingerless mitts, Six Degrees of Separation

I started this pretty pair of mitts this week, even though I have several projects going (always!). I just wanted something quick, and is a great pretty little project.

I go through phases where I knit or crochet alot, and then not at all. I feel like over the year I was going through my yoga teacher training everything else got moved to the back burner. It was alot of work, but mostly I just felt like it was hanging over my head to get it done. And I did, I think it actually took me 7 or 8 months, but when I started I thought it would only take 2. But I finished in February, and received my certification about a month later.

Speaking of yoga, starting on Thursday, June 28, I will be teaching Yoga on the Beach on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, so if you are in the Atlantic Beach, NC area, this is a great way to start your day.

Beachy Artwork and Queen Anne’s Lace

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through June! I would have liked more time to enjoy this spring, but so far summer has been pretty nice. I’ve been spending more time over at Atlantic Beach, one of the Outer Banks barrier islands and only about 15 minutes from my house.

Check out these pretty, beachy artworks here:  https://society6.com/ryanmcgurl/collection/summer-by-the-sea  Aren’t these Queen Anne’s Lace pretty? I spotted these growing on the side of the road, and just had to take some photos.

Winter Artwork Collection

I’m a bit disorganized this week, but it feels great to be getting back to normal after the holidays! And we actually got snow yesterday. We only got about 3 inches, and its so pretty, even if it has started melting already. Its the first time I’ve seen actual accumulation on the ground since I’ve lived here. Obviously, this storm wasn’t as big a problem for us as for other parts of the country, like my parents, who live just outside of Boston and had their street flooded. The real problem here is that the cities don’t have the equipment to clear the roads, and because the temperatures tend to be right near freezing, we get alot of black ice.

And until I finish editing my own snowy photos, here are some pretty winter artworks I found on Society6.

Curated Collection, Autumn

I’ve actually been working on Christmas stuff this week, which seems unbelievable to me because its still mid October. But I want to have any new artwork and greeting cards for the holidays finished and posted by early November. And I really should get my Christmas knitting started. Actually should have started that months ago. At the same time I’m still taking fall photos. Can you tell I’m a little discombobulated right now?

So here are some lovely fall artworks for you to enjoy. Check out the whole collection here on Society6.