Sunday, October 09, 2011

The 'burbs...

I just realized it's been more than a week since I posted anything... you guys must've thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth. (Strange that none of you emailed me to ask if I needed help reentering the earth's atmosphere... I mean, if someone falls off the face of the earth, you have to assume they're in orbit somewhere, maybe hanging onto a random piece of space junk, and will, eventually, plummet back to terra firma just like that satellite a few weeks back...) Actually, I don't know WHERE I've been... I guess I have been at a loss for words...

But today, I have a few PICTURES, so I can keep the words to a minimum. :) Rick and I drove out to Naperville this afternoon to check out the autumn color -- we don't have many trees here in our immediate area. Although the trees in the Office Depot parking lot are looking quite pretty:


I think we're still around a week away from the peak color-viewing time (although some trees are already BARE at this point), but it was nice to get out into the suburbs and see some foliage and look at all the nice houses (there are some BIG houses in Naperville...).

One of the "already bare" trees... made even more barren-looking by the usage of black and white photography... :)

Oh yeeeaah, THAT'S what suburban neighborhoods look like... I'd almost forgotten. :)



This was my favorite -- it was in the middle of a cemetery, and I kinda wanted to go inside and get some pictures of the tree alongside some of the headstones... but I didn't want to be disrespectful to anyone who might've been at the cemetery for a reason. So I settled for a shot of the tree next to a lamppost...

And can someone please tell me -- WHAT is "brain respiration"??? (This was a yoga studio, so I'm guessing it's some kind of silly term someone made up to allude to the indescribable existential oneness of spirit, mind, and body that can only be achieved by harnessing the power of the brain through sun salutations and a perfect warrior pose...)

Okay, that's all I've got for now... I suppose I should go allow my brain to breathe for a while...

6 comments:

Mom said...

Make sure those trees hold on to their leaves for a little while longer. I'm sure looking forward to seeing some pretty colors.

Nice pictures!

See you soon.

G said...

We weren't too worried about you not posting for a week.

Now if you had made it to two weeks w/o posting, then maybe we would've inquired about your overall state of being.

Kewl pics.

Lisa said...

Mom, I think you guys are coming up at a good time -- I think next week should be about perfect...

G -- LOL... yes, if I'm ever missing for two whole weeks, there's probably something strange going on... :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I did come and check here to see if you'd posted something new and I'm back again now. Nice photos.

I don't think we have any bare trees here in the UK, well unless you count the ones I've killed. We are having all our trees cut back so we have less leaves to clear up. :D

Lisa said...

Ha! We were actually talking about that yesterday -- how all those trees look so nice, but it would be annoying to have to rake ALL those leaves! We'll probably end up back in suburbia eventually, but for now, I'm content to just take pictures... :)

Aunt Carol said...

Amazon has a "Brain Respiration" book for sale. Never heard of it before.