Bill and I walked around Shelley Lake today (Sunday) and the great blue heron posed for me. I guess I need to try an afternoon walk because I have so much trouble getting a shot which shows off the gray and blue tones of the bird at the spot where I frequently see it in the morning.
This morning before we walked around the lake, the sky got me outside with my camera. I was blown away by the deep blue in combination with the white clouds.
There is so much I enjoy about this time of year but the sky ranks high on the list. There is something about October skies that never fail to blow me away.
There are also unexpected surprises. My azaleas bloom in April in general although some tend to bloom earlier and some later.I almost missed this one out of season bloom near the top of a group of enormous azaleas I have. It was nestled amidst a sea of green and I have no idea why it decided to grace me with its presence in October.
The seasonal color of fall is out in full force but there are also late blooming roses. Even ones that usually don't bloom this late.
I checked to see when the average first frost occurred in my part of North Carolina and it's October 27 so I am going to enjoy the last blooms of the season while they last.
To find other weekend snapshots you can go to the home of WS where participants post on Monday or you can browse for early birds on technorati weekend-snapshot.