Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ~Jim Bishop

Autumn, interchangeably known as fall in North America, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September, when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably.Association with the transition from warm to cold weather, and its related status as the season of the primary harvest, has dominated its themes and popular images. In Western cultures, personifications of autumn are usually pretty, well-fed females adorned with fruits, vegetables and grains that ripen at this time (or a scarecrow in this case in front of our favorite coffee shop).

2015-09-30 Scarecrow

Post Office Light

This is a sketch of one of the large  (6 feet tall) lanterns that flank the main entrance to the Post Office in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The lanterns are frosted glass with the metal work being a bronze or brass with a beautiful patina. Faber-Castell Pitt Art pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-09-29 Post Office Light

Ridgewood Country Club from the range

Another road trip to New Jersey for work and another visit to Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey. I borrowed a cart this time and had a different view from the driving range. It is a beautiful structure with real slate roofs, stone, brick and some half-timber construction. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink and Pelikan watercolors.

2015-09-28 Ridgewood Rear

Falmouth Harbor

A beautiful early fall day on Cape Cod. While Lisa was walking along Falmouth Heights, I sat on the seawall and enjoyed the view of the entrance to Falmouth Harbor. The sun was very bright and created a silhouette of the jetties that form the mouth of the harbor entry. Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.

2015-09-27 Falmouth Harbor

Butterfly

This was a wonderful photograph that my wife Lisa snapped the other day at a garden nursery. A beautiful butterfly landed on a Coneflower in full bloom. The color of the butterfly was almost identical to the interior cone of the Coneflower. The petals were a vibrant red with some purple flowers in the background. It has been a crazy busy week and I am trying to catch up with scanning and posting. Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.

2015-09-23 Butterfly

139 Broadway

This is an interesting building that I drive by everyday on my way into the office. I looks like it could have maybe been a carriage house for a larger estate at one time. Then, probably in the 1970’s, someone decided that they should add a bad commercial addition to the street side of the building. It is now for rent as commercial, but I like the bones of the original structure and it has an interesting 3 tone paint scheme.

2015-09-22 139 Broadway

Window Box Pepper

Early Spring is when we plant our window boxes in anticipation of the colorful blooms throughout the season. Typically we plant a pepper plant in the center of each box for color. interest and possible harvest. Now that we are heading into fall, the pepper plans are peaking with their foliage, color and peppers. This is a red sweet pepper from one of the boxes that will picked soon and grilled as part of a beautiful dinner, Faber-Castell Pitt pen with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-09-21 Window Box Pepper