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Lens Artist (video) Challenge #168 – Seen Better Days

For this challenge I take you along on a tour of a house next-door that’s seen better days.

This week, Tina challenged us to explore things that have seen better days. My video offering above includes original music by yours truly, recorded and mixed in my little home studio. I will give a nod to Covid 19 and its quarantine order for helping me set up my recording studio.

Autumn color cooler weather fall


As of this writing not much color has leaked into leaves just yet. Trees here in the northeast need to be fed just a little longer by the remaining chlorophyll in the leaves. The fall color map is showing our neck of the woods as being “patchy” for showing any colors of autumn.

My favorite tree for fall color here in the backyard is a native black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) and it usually starts showing off first and then other oaks, maples, and aspens follow suit.

The following photos were taken at various times when the colors of autumn looked as if they had just been mixed and brushed on at the instant I pressed the shutter button.

Thanks to Amy for sponsoring this week’s most colorful challenge!

Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica)