As the summer sun moves southward the atmosphere and pace of the Pacific Northwest soften. Cooler days and nights bring the warm colors of autumn to life. Sunsets become more vibrant, leaves change to hues of gold, orange, red and brown. There are now more ‘locals’ than tourists at the farmer’s market, with it’s bounty of fall fruits and root vegetables. The days are much shorter, the nights longer and the harvest moon is on the horizon at dusk, which is now 4:45 p.m.
These are two of my favorite photos of this autumn in Port Townsend. On my way into town a few days ago I stopped to admire the sunset. As I sat on the hood of my car, camera in hand, a small plane passed in front of the clouds and I quickly took a few shots. I love the colors of the sunset and the way the tiny plane hints at the grandeur and vastness of the sky. It comes close to the feeling I experience when flying, being extremely small in the infinite sky. Then, the next morning I was outside feeding the critters as golden sunrays streamed through the Bigleaf maple in our backyard. As I looked down at the leaf-covered grass the shades and shapes of the freshly frosted leaves caught my eye, anoth photo-op.
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Nancy Cherry Eifert