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October 17, 2010

Bounty – Picture Fall, day 17

Filed under: Photo assignments,Travel — Karma @ 9:33 pm
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Fall is, of course, traditionally a time of harvest.  The season of bounty is celebrated.  Quite the opposite from the season we referred to when I worked at Old Sturbridge Village as “the six weeks of want” – from about mid May to the first week of July.  In the 19th century, this was the time when most of the supplies that had been preserved and put away for winter were running out, and very little was coming out of the garden yet.  I thought about going with a traditional, harvest-type picture for today’s prompt, but Cape Cod provided me with a different option:

Picture Fall, day 17

Fall, apparently, is not only the season of harvest, but the season for horsehoe crabs to molt, or at least for the results of their molting to appear on the beach.  Tangled in the seaweed, the girls and I easily collected many shells of these pre-historic looking creatures.  The instructor mentioned in her prompt that one definition of bounty is a plentiful or generous supply; the horseshoe crab shells seemed to fit the bill!

Juxtaposition – Picture Fall, day 16

Filed under: Photo assignments,Travel — Karma @ 9:18 pm
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Hello!  Escaped down to Cape Cod for a quick visit this weekend, so I’m a bit behind posting the daily photo prompt and getting back to you fine folks who left me comments.  It is 9pm as I am writing this post, so I hope to get caught up with everyone soon, but not tonight.  I’m also currently having some computer issues, don’t know if it is my computer, my internet service or particular websites causing the problem, so please bear with me!

The photo prompt for Saturday, October 16, was called Juxtaposition.  The instructor was looking for a photo that evoked more than one or opposite feelings.  I thought this photo of Meghan soaking up some of the last warmth at the beach on the Cape while wrapped in her thick sweatshirt gave a feeling of both warmth and cold:

Picture Fall, day 16

The sun was surprisingly warm, while the wind still had the coolness of the sea.   With warm cups of coffee, tea or hot chocolate we braved the autumn ocean breeze, while still enjoying the sun on our faces.