Artwork of the Day: A Morning In October

by Erin Nicole

I took this picture a few years ago, on a foggy October morning.  Usually, this is a normal-looking neighborhood but, on that morning, it looked creepy so I had to get out there with my camera and get some pictures of it all.  We had many mornings like this that October.  We’ll probably have even more this October.

Artwork of the Day: Forever

by Erin Nicole

I spotted this on a tree one day while I was exploring Lookout Park.  It’s always stuck with me, that promise of “Forever” that’s sat there for who knows how many years.  With summer coming to an end in just a few more days and 2021 also coming to a close, this just seemed like the right picture for the first day of September.

Artwork of the Day: Hanging Around

by Erin Nicole

This little fellow, or maybe his relatives since I took this picture two years ago, shows up in our backyard a lot, usually in the middle of the night. On this day, I happened to catch him out in the afternoon and he was so surprised to see me and my camera that he almost fell off of his branch. I’m not going to say that this is a great work of art or that it’s even the best picture that I’ve ever taken but I’ve still always liked it and I felt our neighborhood devourer of tics deserved a chance to welcome all of you to the month of June.

Possums may look fierce and they may hiss but they’re actually harmless and good to have around. They eat tics, do not get rabies, and are not aggressive. Everything you’ve heard about possums playing dead to get out of confrontation is totally true. Don’t try to make a possum into a pet, though. Just let them do their thing.

Hanging Around is probably not the most original name that I could have come up with for this picture but I don’t think the possum would mind.

Artwork of the Day: Flags

by Erin Nicole

There’s a church nearby that, every Memorial Day and 4th of July, plants little American flags all over the neighborhood. These four flags were placed a few blocks away from my house. On the day that I took the original photograph, the grass was actually very green but, for this picture, I wanted to emphasize the red, white, and blue.