November Garden Update

It has been a while since I last posted on the blog, and can’t believe it’s November already. I took these photos last weekend and it’s the last set of photos for the garden before the Autumn harvest. I had a good turn out for the Chayote squash.

It didn’t start bearing fruits/vegetables until late September.

I planted Summer squash and it did fairly well in September also.

The bell peppers did well, these 2 photos were taken in September and I had a few bell peppers up until last week.

We had our first frost last week and I had to harvest all the peppers and freeze them for the Winter.

We had plenty of Ogras and it was too much for a few of us that I might have to plant less next year.

I do love the Autumn colors and sadly it’s the last of the garden. I won’t have time to plant the Winter garden but looking forward to next Spring.

Plenty of lemongrasses, and all cut and froze for the Winter.

The mint is still pretty but doesn’t smell or taste good during the cold months.

The last few bell peppers.

I’ll be leaving the banana trees outside this year, and harvested the leaves for steam cooking.

I hope to post more often and share more Autumn photos.

Assignment 22: Color Composition

This is my contribution to Scott’s Assignment 22: Color Composition. The assignment is to make new photos to share showing how color is used for composition.  I didn’t have to go very far looking for colors, the banana tree was from my garden. I chose the autumn leaves as my background, shot at f/4 to achieve a nice bokeh effect.  I then cropped the image slightly using the rule of thirds. I chose the green and red orange colors combination to show how the season has changed, from green in Spring to red orange in Autumn. This is the last assignment for the year and it is due on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, I hope you will participate and share your photos.

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Autumn Blaze Maple Tree

We didn’t have a chance to head up the mountain to see the fall colors, and after looking around I realized that we didn’t have to go far to see the autumn color. Bo planted this Maple tree several years back and it has gotten real tall this year.

Photos were taken with a Canon T2i and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.