Fall Colors in the Neighborhood

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/5.6, 1/340 sec, ISO320
“Fall Colors” Cedar Park, 2022

Here in central Texas, many of the trees’ leaves are turning a nice golden color. I don’t think I’ve really noticed it before this year… I wonder why… but anyways, I think they look amazing. The view from our backyard is so nice this week!

Today the weather was sunny and 81° F! So on my lunchbreak, Piplup and I went for a ride to the nearby hike and bike trail to see some of the Autumn colors. Please check out the video below if you’d like to come along for the ride!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO4000
“Piplup” Cedar Park, 2022

Neighborhood Lights

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/30 sec, ISO800
“Snoopy” Cedar Park, 2022

This evening I went to mailbox with Piplup, and then we decided to ride around the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights. There are a lot of houses already decorated, but I like the Snoopy decorations the best. The Baby Yoda was a nice feature as well!

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/30 sec, ISO1000
“Baby Yoda” Cedar Park, 2022

I can’t believe it’s almost December already – the days, weeks, and months seem to go by so quickly.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/15 sec, ISO1000
“Lit Up” Cedar Park, 2022

New Hashi (Chopsticks)

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO2000
“New Hashi” Cedar Park, 2022

Mariko bought me some new hashi from Japan. They have monkeys on them, since I was born in a monkey year. 🐒 She says I look just like them.

Sunny Ride with the Brompton

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/2100 sec, ISO32
“Piplup” Cedar Park, 2022

After several grey and rainy days, the sun came out and it was so welcomed (by me, at least) that I went for a run and a bicycle ride! My afternoon cruise around the neighborhood was a lot of fun.

The Brompton is a great bike to ride slow and take in all the views. It’s the opposite of Sophie, my Peugeot road bike, which is not easy to stop, go, and get off frequently. She’s made for going fast from point A to B.

My Brompton, Piplup, on the other hand is super-easy to get off of and stand, to take photos or just enjoy the scenery. It’s quite versatile!

Anyways, on today’s neighborhood ride I saw a large bird (Great Blue Heron?) at the pond, and saw lots of trees’ leaves turning colors. It was nice to get some fresh air, clear my mind, and also get some sun. 🌤️

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/2300 sec, ISO32
“Bird” Cedar Park, 2022
Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 1.55mm, f/2.4, 1/1250 sec, ISO25
“Colorful Leaves” Cedar Park, 2022

Thirsty Cat

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 27mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1000
“Thirsty Cat” Cedar Park, 2022

Even though we bought a fancy water fountain for the kitties, Anko still prefers to drink the kitchen sink tap water off her her paw. Strange!