Wednesday, November 12, 2014

More Fall Foliage

I never tire of these colors.   So I collected some leaves as you see below and many more.  I decided to take them home with me so I found some discarded store shoppers and a magazine and am using them to dry my leaves.  Later I am going to use some modge podge to preserve them.  Unfortunately some of the golden ones are turning brown already but there are some that are drying well.  Some of the leaves are so interesting with spots of black which I am afraid might be fungi.  I don't know.  In any case, they are surrounded by greens and reds.  I am loving the beauty in these leaves.  I had to remember that they were dead leaves and not to forget to enjoy the ones still on the trees.  So thankful I got to see the change in colors this year.  It was grand.

Fall Foliage in Penfield NY

Loved seeing the fall colors that were still visible in the Penfield,  New York area just a couple of days ago.  Oranges. Reds. Yellows.  Greens. And boring browns, that together formed a painter's palette that was unbeatable. Boring browns sounded nice but with the other contrasting colors, browns were stunning and boring no more. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Celebrating Veterans Day in Rochester

I was at Rochester Christian School for a student assembly to commemorate Veterans Day and it was impressive.   Veterans from the community were invited and honored with patriotic music played by the school band and sung by all.  Later  an active duty National Guardsman shared his experience in Afghanistan and what it cost him and his family.  In fact he lost two friends there whose memory he still tries to preserve.  At the close of the event all the other veterans were able to share a bit of their life experience as well.   As the children left they shook each of the veteran's hands and thanked each one for their service.  Adults did as well.  It was very touching.   I remembered my dad and two brothers.  So proud of them.

Happy Veteran's Day!! Never forget!