Orchard Beach in November

Orchard Beach is where my family has lived for over 60 years, along Mill Creek, on the Chesapeake Bay.

For a short time, the world became awash in a multitude of reds, browns, oranges, yellows, and deep greens. Autumn seemed shorter this year, the leaves turned late, and didn’t last long. The earth has quickly tumbled into slumber. The landscapes change from lush, dense greenery, to thin, sparse brown, the sun casting long shadows among the trees; the sun barely seems to fully rise in the sky. The old row boat that Hidee built rests in the woods.

The weather is growing colder and the garden goes to sleep, though the hot peppers seem to be marching on, the plants still heavy with peppers. This is bonfire time – on cold crisp nights friends gather to share stories and watch the flames dance.

Come take a walk with me…

red maple, green ivy, and the old tree-trimming tool

red maple, green ivy, and the old tree-trimming tool

hidee-made wooden rowboat in the woods

hidee-made wooden rowboat in the woods

mill creek in the late afternoon sunshine

mill creek in the late afternoon sunshine

cubby "hunting" the koi in the fishpond

cubby “hunting” the koi in the fishpond

bittersweet in the woods

bittersweet in the woods

bonfire sparks

bonfire sparks

* Also see Orchard Beach in April, May, June, July, August,  September, and October.

** Be sure to see the out-takes of this collection, and more photos at EmaBee’s Art Facebook page, here.

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