November 2011


The aliens have landed



Today it’s gray, chilly, and damp–a quintessentially Melvillean day–so I’m glad I snapped this photograph last week, when the neighborhood was on fire with autumn foliage.


Allium sp. gone to seed

Among thorns

Just when I think the autumn landscape couldn’t get any lovelier, something unexpected catches fire.


This branch of berries caught my attention last week, when its leaves were still green. Now both its foliage and fruit have ripened into richness.

Oaks in glory

There is a noticeable succession of color in New England in the fall. The brilliant oranges and reds come first, and then the foliage deepens and darkens into brown and burnished gold: autumn’s bronze age.

Off season

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