October Photo Challenge Day 2: FALL LEAVES

Today’s October Photo Challenge assignment seemed simple enough:  FALL LEAVES. There was just one little problem. I live in New Orleans, which means that temperatures even approaching something fall-like are several weeks away and our leaves haven’t even thought about turning beautiful shades of yellow, red, and orange. Awwww, who am I kidding? By the time November arrives, our leaves are so exhausted from enduring the long months of unbearable summer heat they just give up, turn brown, and drop to the ground. That’s ok. My human mommy/blogging assistant had a plan. We would go to our neighborhood nursery and take photos in front of the lovely display of crotons that are strategically placed to make shoppers think that temperatures are falling. Then along came a tropical wave, which crossed the Gulf of Mexico and planted itself right on top of our fair city. The nonstop rain caused flood warnings and impassable streets throughout the day. So we resorted to Plan B. Take a close look over my shoulder. Do you see them? They’re there. Yep, right there in that seasonal arrangement. Fall leaves!

Wish me luck with tomorrow’s assignment. We may be digging through some vintage shots to get a NIGHT SKY photo if this rain doesn’t let up. 😉