Tuesday, November 22, 2011


New England is noted for its beautiful fall colors, but believe it or not, some of our trees, way out here in California, also make an autumnal change of dress.  Cliff was driving while I was snapping shots, so a few are a bit on the fuzzy side.  Cliff said it gave them an artsy look.  But the color is obvious, even on a cloudy day.  See for yourself.

I minimized the fuzzy pics by reducing the size.  Here is a fuzzy example--

As long as we're showing photographic differences, here are two versions of a photo of Pepper that happened to be in the same group --

This is the original photo

And Photoshopped
Which do you prefer?

And now a bit of humor to finish off the day --

Three friends from the local congregation were asked, 'When you're in your casket, and friends and congregation members are mourning over you, what would you like them to say?' 
Artie said: ' I would like them to say I was a wonderful husband, a fine spiritual leader, and a great family man.'

Eugene commented: 'I would like them to say I was a wonderful teacher and servant of God who made a huge difference in people's lives.'

Al said: 'I'd like them to say, 'Look, he's moving!'


  1. We do have colors here, and I love your pictures.

  2. Those are beautiful fall colors. Had to check out the "fuzzy" example from across the room. Like walking up to and away from an impressionist painting in a museum, um, around a Tracy Emin exhibit (mine isn't that much different http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/artpages/tracey_emin_my_bed.htm )

  3. Great job on the photos. Autumn is my favorite time of year and the colors of the changing leaves are a big reason for that. Unfortunately, we missed the peak of the season in NY. The girls said that we missed it by a week.

    I like the 2nd shot of Pepper.

  4. Beautiful trees! And I think the photoshop Pepper has a prettier color contrast :-}
    I spent today at my family thanksgiving. Lots of fun :-}