Working outside, raking up was a wholesome and soothing activity. But again, I missed the light to take any pictures, and it was mostly rather gloomy today anyway. So I grabbed a handful of the fallen liquidambar leaves just before dark, which falls quickly these nights, and brought them in to play with. I never sweep these up anyway, as I think the vivid patch of litter on the ground around the tree is as good a part of its display as anything, and let them blow away or get mowed up in their own good time.
My printer doesn't do those amazing sharp, deep scans with the black background that Marja-Leena's does. I did it with the lid up, then messed about with some Picasa editing:
this one (above) simply has the contrast and saturation turned up a little,
this is with 'cross process' effect,
black and white,
and with inverted colours.
And that must be all for tonight. What is frustrating me rather, so that I don't feel I'm keeping up very well, is not so much the daily posting but not getting around other people's blogs, when I know so many of you are also upping your posting rate and doing lovely things, and still finding the time to get here and offer me succour and encouragement. It just seems as if the odd five minutes or half-hour that I can snatch here I'm using for putting up a daily post, or sometimes trying to do justice to the comments you leave by replying. However, we're two-thirds through the month and I've kept it up so far, so I'm resolved to finish. Thanks for staying with it too!