I have been a little lazy lately with photography. It is so simple and easy to take a photo with a cell phone with often good results that my “real” camera has been neglected for awhile now. So, this past weekend, out came the tripod and camera and I set up some fall vignettes to photograph. It felt good to have to actually think about my settings and also to play with arrangements, light, focus and then edit for different effects.
I pulled things from other areas of the house to set up vignettes for my photo session.
My grandmother, Effie, had a set of Jewel Tea. My aunt used it for awhile but it wasn’t with her belongings when she died. I missed it so so I have picked up a few pieces here and there when I find it. It is perfect for fall and brings a smile to my face and warm, lovely memories when I see it. It always makes me think of the wonderful Sunday dinners we had at their house.
Sunshine was streaming through the window this afternoon after a somewhat cloudy start to the day.
A mix of faux pumpkins is the centerpiece on our table. The blue one and small pinkish white one in the above photo are plastic ones that I painted and then added stems that I kept from some of the real pumpkins from last year. No real pumpkins inside or outside just yet because it has only this week turned a bit cooler here in Georgia. The unseasonably warm weather has made it hard to get into the proper mood for pumpkin picking.
A couple of very small pink and gold pumpkins and some pine cones add a touch of fall to the corner cabinet. The pink and gold fits right in with my grandmother’s antique Noritake china. I have thought several times about selling this beautiful set but I still love to use it and like to mix and match it with other pieces.
I moved out to the porch briefly to get a couple of shots of the more traditional colors of fall with this basket of pumpkins, leaves and flowers. It was brief because the afternoon sun was hot and I was anxious to start editing photos.
I’ll leave you with this bit of scripture that was part of my devotional this morning. One of my favorite verses and I thought it would work well with this older photograph of a sweet little heart shaped tea cup that reminds me of my mom.
Autumn is often a time of looking back for me. Remembering people who are no longer here and times spent with them in all the special activities that happen this time of the year. It is also a time to gather together and make new memories with those who remain. I hope your autumn days are lovely where you are.