I may have mentioned that my camera and I have been having a difficult relationship lately. It sits on my counter, where it always does so that I can grab it quickly when inspired or a photo opportunity arises, waiting patiently to be picked up and put to work. But recently, I have been uninspired. I cannot seem to gather myself to take pictures. And if you have been reading here for any length of time at all, you know that I really love taking pictures. I get myself centered and put back together when I'm looking through the lens. So seeing my camera just sitting there on my counter has been guilt inducing and hard. Finally, yesterday, I made myself pick it up and take some shots while on a brief stroll. It was okay, but I found myself gritting my teeth through the whole encounter, like I was pushing it to be over. Friends, this is not how I want my relationship with my camera to be. So I'm just going to try to make myself take pictures every day and get back into the swing--faking it until I make it. I promise not to post pictures of all of it. But for now, because I feel like I have to, I'm posting some of what came out of my camera yesterday.
Fall is a beautiful time of year here in the Midwest, but given our drought this summer, no one was really sure how beautiful this year's fall colors would be. I think it's safe to say they look pretty good. We may not have mountains or beaches. We may be awash in corn and bean fields. People from both coasts may refer to us as "flyover country." But I have to say, we here in the Midwest really know how to celebrate fall.