Foto Friday: Fall Colors

If you’ve followed 2 Dope Sistahs for a while, you know that I take a lot of pictures while I am out walking. This photo is from a couple of weeks ago. I was struck by the colors and just had to stop and admire them for a moment.

It looks a little crooked, but that is because it’s on a hill.

Fall colors are so beautiful, but they only last such a short time. If you haven’t had a chance, go out and enjoy the leaves changing colors before it’s too late!

Foto Friday: Scenes from Autumn

Earlier this week, it snowed in southeastern Iowa. This was our second snow this fall. Since cold winter weather seems to be approaching rapidly, I decided to make “Scenes from Autumn” the subject of this week’s “Foto Friday.”

Early October

Early October

I took this picture during a walk around my neighborhood.

A week before Halloween.

A week before Halloween.

One of my neighbors carved this pumpkin, and I couldn’t resist. Go Buckeyes! O-H!

Hay Bales, early November.

Hay Bales, early November.

I’m fascinated by these bales of hay because I’m never around when they are made.

Snow, snow, snow. . .

Snow, snow, snow. . .

Leaves on the ground. Snow. Bye-bye, fall.

Wacky Wednesday: What Do You Look Forward to Most in Autumn?

Da Hype 1

Scandal

Scandal

For me, autumn signals the beginning of a new season of my favorite shows. I have always looked forward to the season premiere of my sitcoms and dramas and I especially look forward to the conversations that I have with my friends and family about the shows we watch. It’s almost as if watching these shows places me in a special community. At times, we watch our shows, texting the entire time. If it’s really good, we call each other during commercials. In more recent years, I’ve become a part of a community of Facebookers and tweeters who watch and post their thoughts on social media.

So, now I am awaiting the season premiere of Scandal!

Da Realist 1

When I think of fall (or autumn), first and foremost, I think of going back to school. Since

Image courtesy of anankml/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Image courtesy of anankml/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

I was old enough to attend school, I’ve always loved this time of year. School always seemed to be buzzing with activity–new classes, new students, old friends, fall festivals, and the start of football season. Even as a professor, I feel a certain excitement about the fall semester that I don’t feel about the beginning of the spring term.

In elementary school, there was always a lot of preparation around the first day of school. It makes me think of new “school shoes” and “school clothes” that I had to take off when I got home, so I wouldn’t mess them up. And, of course, a back-to-school hairdo was a must! (You’ve got to look right on the first day.) But like any serious nerd, I loved shopping for new school supplies most of all.

How about you, 2 Dope Readers? What do you look forward to most in autumn?