Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Nature Notes: Quack, quack, quack . . .
Bill and I went to Lake Johnson which is across town from me. It's fun seeing the differences as well as similarities in the water birds that are found at lakes beyond those close by my house.
I got a kick out of how different their neck range is, as shown in the shot above. Everyone is stretching out but some have much longer necks to stretch with.
Back home, the big news are the dogwood trees. They are about a month ahead of where they were this time last year.
When I was at the NC Botanical garden, there were some signs of fall. Mostly seed heads, berries and a few trees with early signs of change. However, the Paul Green Cabin which is nestled in the woodsy part of the garden, still looks like it's in a summertime forest.
When I was at my office in Durham, because I've had to work on site instead of at home like I normally do, I noticed the crepe myrtles are still in bloom there. At home mine are mostly done blooming. I took the shot below out of a window at work. I guess the bottom line, in terms of what's happening in the natural world where I live, is that there is a little bit of several seasons on show.
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