The First Breath of Winter

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we are at sea level, so we don’t get snow. But fall can sometimes be short lived and move directly into fallen leaves, fallen temperatures and lots of rain. And fog, of course, but then we can have fog in almost any season. I put this photo through a filter to emphasize how cold (for us) the weather was last week – uncharacteristically dipping into the high 30s F at night. I know, I know – that’s positively balmy for those of you in Canada or in the midwest or northeast states. But here, that requires us to pull out our down jackets when we are out.

©Hannah Keene 2019

Posted for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Winter’s Breath.

The Chestnut and Copper Bush

I am endlessly fascinated with this bush as it changes beautifully from one season to another. This day as I passed, I found fallen autumn leaves caught in its branches.

Image © Hannah Keene

And a closeup:

Image: © Hannah Keene

Posted for Tourmaline’s Color Your World: Chestnut and Copper.