Cellpic Sunday — 11/6/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

The photo below was taken with my iPhone a few days ago. When I lived in New England, the autumn colors of the falling leaves on the trees were stunning. But where I live now in the San Francisco Bay Area, many of the trees are evergreen. And for those trees that are deciduous, more often than not, the leaves go from green to a dull brown before falling to the ground.

So when I spotted this tree with bright reddish-orange leaves in the backyard of one of my neighbors, I had to feature it this week. It’s a flash of red in a sea of green.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

25 thoughts on “Cellpic Sunday — 11/6/22

  1. photobyjohnbo November 6, 2022 / 6:30 am

    Here in North Dakota, we enjoy the fall colors most years. This year was no exception. There are years when just as the leaves turn, we get heavy winds and only a day or two of fall colors before they fall to the ground.

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  2. donmatthewspoetry November 6, 2022 / 6:53 am

    Do you have gum trees where you are? I know California does have eucalypts having a similar climate to us.

    We don’t have the masses of colour trees you have. Some of the pictures I see on the net are stunning. Complete carpets…….Which I guess is why you call it ‘fall’……

    You are fortunate having that maple? in your view. We have planted some liquidambers to gaze at from our hammocks. Only 6ft though. Don’t think I’ll last to see it in all it’s 30ft glory. Ah well. New owners will enjoy them in the future. Wasn’t that kind of the previous owners to plant these for our enjoyment Cecil. Yes dear, the Matthews were lovely people. Make us a pot of Earl Grey dear and we can sway together in these hammocks (courtesy lovely Matthews) and watch the lovely autumn trees……… So thoughtful of them Beryl…….

    You are a bad influence on me Fan. My characters suddenly seem to be getting names…… I might now appeal to publishers more…….

    We do have wattle trees flowering now. Beautiful splashes of yellow everywhere. Do you have these?

    1am. I should be in bed.


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    • Fandango November 6, 2022 / 8:45 am

      I don’t know what kind of trees we’ve got around here. Most are evergreens/pine, and all I know about the others is that they have leaves. I do know see that we planted a couple of Australian willow trees, some Japanese maples, and crape myrtles in our yard. Never heard of wattle trees.

      You do give your characters interesting names.


      • donmatthewspoetry November 7, 2022 / 1:32 am

        G’day Fan……

        Wattle trees are native to Australia. We have one on our property. Absolutely beautiful splash of yellow.

        Settle back for a wattle lesson from our great Aussie bloke John Williamson…….

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        • Fandango November 7, 2022 / 6:17 am

          I like the little dancing letters at the beginning.


          • donmatthewspoetry November 7, 2022 / 6:41 am

            I did get a bit of a surprise. Remember the little ball? light? which used to bounce over the words when singing songs on the telly? Community singing?
            Gosh that dates me. Normally I’m not a fan of bush ballad singers but this one was quite pleasant……..

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  3. Marleen November 6, 2022 / 10:32 am

    Beautiful trees; beautiful sky.

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  4. Nope, Not Pam November 6, 2022 / 11:03 am

    That is a glorious photo, I love the colours

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  5. JT Twissel November 6, 2022 / 3:58 pm

    We have a few of those Japanese maples in the front yard – they really do turn magnificently don’t they?

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    • Fandango November 6, 2022 / 5:28 pm

      He’s they do!


    • Fandango November 7, 2022 / 10:17 pm

      Indeed it is.


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