Share Your World: September 25 , 2021

If you were to be cast as part of a comedy double act, which part would you play…. the straight man or the funny one, and why?
It depends on who my partner is. I think I can smash either role but would need to compose myself in order to play it straight.

If you were to be reincarnated on Earth as any non-living/inanimate object of your choosing, what would you come back as and why?
This question has an infinite number of possible answers but off the top of my head, perhaps an original work of art by someone famous; like a Monet, or a piece by Hopper.
That would ensure longevity, considerable care being taken, and the opportunity to make people happy.

We all know how dogs mark their territory. How do you mark your territory?
With my evil eye.

If you were on a trivia show and had to correctly answer ten questions in one subject to win a million dollars, what would you hope the category would be?
How to destroy a relationship. I got this!

In democratic societies, do you believe that the right to vote is merely a privilege or a duty for all citizens?
I don’t think it is merely a privilege but I do not think people should not vote without being aware of the what they are voting for. I remember one election day being out and about and heard a man on the phone with his wife telling her which “color” to vote for and not to worry about it, just do it. That still sickens me on so many levels.

What brought gratitude, a smile or laughter to your life this week?
Autumn is here!

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Festival of Leaves 2021 ~ Week # 1 The Dogwoods First

For week number one there is not much color. If you check out The Fall Foliage Prediction Map (see link at the end of this post) you will notice that in our area of Virginia there is minimal color for week one. But this is only the second day of autumn, so I feel confident we will get there. I only had yesterday to capture images for week #1 so I was rather limited. On top of everything else it poured down rain for most of the day.

I had a doctors appointment and near my doctor is the entrance to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park so I hopped on to try to find a trace amount of color for today’s post but The Drive was so loaded with debris, from what I assume was a micro-burst that it made traveling and stopping difficult. I had to sway from one lane to another to avoid the downed branches. Fortunately it was a rainy Wednesday in September not any day in October, so the traffic was extremely light and, for the most part, I could drive in whichever lane had the least debris.

I did notice on my outing, that as always, the dogwood and the walnut trees are among the first to lose their green.

I love autumn so I am hosting the 2021 Festival of Leaves Challenge. I will post every Thursday and I invite everyone to join in any time through the week for any or all weeks.

This challenge usually runs about 10-12 weeks, with the last week being a wrap up. You can link up here or on any of the individual weeks. Be sure to tag your post Festival of Leaves so it is easy to find in the reader.

See more of my autumn images by clicking here:A Lingering Look at Autumn

To help guide you through the season check out these helpful links:
Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Techniques for Fall Color Photography

Goldenrod Under the Trees

To me goldenrod are not really golden but more yellow, still that’s their name so it seems a good time to share this incredible field I spotted out on a back road recently.

September’s Sunday Stills color challenge is harvest gold.

2021 Color Challenge: Gold