We spent a sunny, but cold, Monday morning walking around our neighbourhood in Chicago. We were on the hunt for leaves to be used in an art project, and of course red things to take photographs of. There were plenty of fallen leaves to be found, the streets lit up with rich browns, sunny yellows and fiery oranges on almost every tree. But red? That was a little more difficult. Mikey helped me as part of his art project, to find things that were red and pointed them out gleefully when he spotted them. We saw some red bicycles, a red scooter, red stop signs, as well as the red door and pillars outside our local Buddhist Temple. But the sun was shining, I wanted to find some red leaves!
Nearing the end of our search, we turned a corner to find a row of beautifully red bushes lining a small parking lot. Further down the same street was a stunning red-leafed tree, our search was over. I snapped a few photographs, as Mikey collected some of the already fallen leaves and put them into his bag to take home for his art project.
When we arrived back home, we ate some lunch, made some tea and then pulled out the art materials. After our red obsession in the morning, Mikey chose red paper to glue his leaves onto and once he was set up he carefully painted one side of each leaf with glue and pressed them onto his red paper. Sorting the leaves and choosing the colours out on the back porch in the sunshine was a lovely way to spend our afternoon.
I’m so happy to hear all of your feedback about the Challenge, it sounds like you’re having just as much fun taking part as we are! Yesterday Kristi, Alicia and I shared some of our favourites from last weeks colour, orange. Don’t forget to take a look!
I’m teaming up with the lovely and talented Kristi of Live and Love Out Loud and Alicia of Project Alicia for the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge – a colorfully inspiring autumn photography challenge aimed at capturing the beautiful shades of autumn.
Just a few details:
All are welcome regardless of experience, time commitment and whether or not you’re experiencing fall at the moment.
Simply share your favorite images inspired by the autumn shade of the week each Friday and grab our button while you’re at it.
The linky will remain open from 12:01am CST Friday – 11:59pm CST Wednesday. Link directly to your Shades of Autumn blog post or Flickr photo. Feel free to share your photos in our Shades of Autumn Flickr Group as well and don’t forget to follow our Shades of Autumn Pinterest board if you haven’t already!
Next week’s theme will be purple. For a complete list of upcoming themes, head on over to the Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge page.