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Challenge: "What Autumn Means to Me" 10/10-10/16/2022
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Oct 9, 2022 08:30:23   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Dear UHHers,

This Weekly Challenge covering October 10 - 16, 2022, is being posted at this time because I will be in an area Monday where my internet might not be working or may be sketchy, at best. Please do not post in this challenge until Monday. Instead, enjoy posting in the Challenge: Free/Sunday for today!

As Autumn is such a multifaceted season, so too can people's opinions of it be. Your job in this challenge is to photographically show us what Autumn means to you.

Since I retired in 2020, I have been spending a great deal of time at the house my parents bought in the town of Fish Lake, Indiana in 1959, when I was five - just a wee tadpole.

Since Dad died in '76, I have had the responsibility of doing all the October buttoning up such a property entails. Since there is only a space heater, no hot water, no shower, and especially no insulation, the whole house gets winterized and closed until early March. Moreover, all the stuff that has accumulated outside throughout the year has to be put into my shed. Finally, I need to maintain the yard - and everything that entails. So what you will see posted from me here are not beautiful shots - but rather mundane ones. That's because for me, Autumn means w-o-r-k! Further on in this challenge, I will attempt to post some beauties so you know I’m not a party-pooper!

Have some fun, and show us your Autumn spirit.

Joe Cichocki

I help an elderly neighbor by picking up the apples which fall from her tree every year. 1700+ this year!
I help an elderly neighbor by picking up the apple...

I uproot all of the annuals that decorated my yard in the past year from my nine flower beds.
I uproot all of the annuals that decorated my yard...

I have 100-125 lilies and irises, and 90 hostas, whose leaves I trim down to the ground.
I have 100-125 lilies and irises, and 90 hostas, w...

At this time of year, millions of needles are falling like snow from these guys - and need removal.
At this time of year, millions of needles are fall...

A hundred square feet of these also to be trimmed to the ground. Each needs the loper as the stalks are like pencils made of iron.
A hundred square feet of these also to be trimmed ...

My black walnut. Nothing this year. Last year, over several weeks, I picked up in excess of 3,500 drupes!
My black walnut. Nothing this year. Last year, ove...

Left, my neighbor's. Right, mine. Both generated over 1,600 large cones which had to be picked up weekly before grass cutting!
Left, my neighbor's. Right, mine. Both generated o...

My pumphouse. Have to clear away everything that found its way on top over seven months. Then dismantle all the now stuck pipes, put pump in car, and then in my warm basement back in the city for storage.
My pumphouse. Have to clear away everything that f...

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Oct 9, 2022 08:35:06   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Good luck!

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Oct 9, 2022 08:49:26   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Some better looking photos (hopefully)
All about the light for me in Autumn!

I love the light of Autumn!
I love the light of Autumn!...

Sun at a different angle in the sky give you chances at new views
Sun at a different angle in the sky give you chanc...

Wouldn't have seen this guy surrounded by branches if not for the new angle of the sun.
Wouldn't have seen this guy surrounded by branches...

An eye-catcher, but from the other direction? Nothing.
An eye-catcher, but from the other direction? Noth...

Caught my eye - but I missed the light the way I wanted it in the shot.
Caught my eye - but I missed the light the way I w...

For years, this tree near my Fish Lake place has been providing a dazzling Autumn spectacle! This shot doesn't do the color justice, believe it or not...
For years, this tree near my Fish Lake place has b...

Not the clearest shot, but it was back in the trees a ways and reminded me of stained glass.
Not the clearest shot, but it was back in the tree...

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Oct 9, 2022 08:50:11   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
jaymatt wrote:
Good luck!


Thanks so much, Jay!

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Oct 9, 2022 09:12:28   #
CindyHouk Loc: Nw MT
 
You are one busy man Joe! Hope you an get everything on your to do list done.

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Oct 9, 2022 10:20:43   #
Roadrunner Loc: Quebec, Canada
 
joecichjr wrote:
Some better looking photos (hopefully)
All about the light for me in Autumn!


Thank you very much, joe

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Oct 9, 2022 12:46:48   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Roadrunner wrote:
Thank you very much, joe


Hello, My Friend Jim ⭐ So great to see you

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Oct 9, 2022 12:47:58   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
CindyHouk wrote:
You are one busy man Joe! Hope you an get everything on your to do list done.


I'm basically a busy lazy guy 😀

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Oct 9, 2022 14:30:48   #
Just Ducky Loc: Ohio/Florida
 
joecichjr wrote:
I'm basically a busy lazy guy 😀


I love that! 🤣
I think I need to borrow that…

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Oct 9, 2022 15:18:27   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Just Ducky wrote:
I love that! 🤣
I think I need to borrow that…


If I don't do it now, it will all be waiting for me in March 😱😱😱😱😠

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Oct 9, 2022 15:19:47   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
joecichjr wrote:
Dear UHHers,

This Weekly Challenge covering October 10 - 16, 2022, is being posted at this time because I will be in an area Monday where my internet might not be working or may be sketchy, at best. Please do not post in this challenge until Monday. Instead, enjoy posting in the Challenge: Free/Sunday for today!

As Autumn is such a multifaceted season, so too can people's opinions of it be. Your job in this challenge is to photographically show us what Autumn means to you.

Since I retired in 2020, I have been spending a great deal of time at the house my parents bought in the town of Fish Lake, Indiana in 1959, when I was five - just a wee tadpole.

Since Dad died in '76, I have had the responsibility of doing all the October buttoning up such a property entails. Since there is only a space heater, no hot water, no shower, and especially no insulation, the whole house gets winterized and closed until early March. Moreover, all the stuff that has accumulated outside throughout the year has to be put into my shed. Finally, I need to maintain the yard - and everything that entails. So what you will see posted from me here are not beautiful shots - but rather mundane ones. That's because for me, Autumn means w-o-r-k! Further on in this challenge, I will attempt to post some beauties so you know I’m not a party-pooper!

Have some fun, and show us your Autumn spirit.

Joe Cichocki
Dear UHHers, br br This Weekly Challenge covering... (show quote)


Sounds like a Big Job Joe, Great Start by the way!

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Oct 9, 2022 16:14:29   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Photogirl17 wrote:
Sounds like a Big Job Joe, Great Start by the way!


Thank for the nice comment 😀

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Oct 9, 2022 17:40:01   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
joecichjr wrote:
Dear UHHers,

This Weekly Challenge covering October 10 - 16, 2022, is being posted at this time because I will be in an area Monday where my internet might not be working or may be sketchy, at best. Please do not post in this challenge until Monday. Instead, enjoy posting in the Challenge: Free/Sunday for today!

As Autumn is such a multifaceted season, so too can people's opinions of it be. Your job in this challenge is to photographically show us what Autumn means to you.

Since I retired in 2020, I have been spending a great deal of time at the house my parents bought in the town of Fish Lake, Indiana in 1959, when I was five - just a wee tadpole.

Since Dad died in '76, I have had the responsibility of doing all the October buttoning up such a property entails. Since there is only a space heater, no hot water, no shower, and especially no insulation, the whole house gets winterized and closed until early March. Moreover, all the stuff that has accumulated outside throughout the year has to be put into my shed. Finally, I need to maintain the yard - and everything that entails. So what you will see posted from me here are not beautiful shots - but rather mundane ones. That's because for me, Autumn means w-o-r-k! Further on in this challenge, I will attempt to post some beauties so you know I’m not a party-pooper!

Have some fun, and show us your Autumn spirit.

Joe Cichocki
Dear UHHers, br br This Weekly Challenge covering... (show quote)


And you do all this by yourself????

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Oct 9, 2022 17:41:41   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
joecichjr wrote:
Some better looking photos (hopefully)
All about the light for me in Autumn!


Oh my, Joe! You make the vultures look good. And the trees are beautiful. I agree, that one shot looks like stained glass.

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Oct 9, 2022 17:50:51   #
PAToGraphy Loc: Portland ME area
 
I will be gone most of tomorrow, Columbus Day, AKA Indigenous Peoples' Day. Time for leaf peeping. Here are some recents from Maine. Autumn means many different things to me. Like Joe - trying to button things up before winter sets in AND enjoying the beautiful colors, fairs and fall foods - like apples, squashes etc. It also means trying to walk outside as much as I can while the weather is good.

Looking up on my "walkin road"
Looking up on my "walkin road"...

The river along my route.
The river along my route....



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