I thought since we are beginning a new month, I would use my nature notes post this week to show you a walk I took on the first day of December.
Almost all of the trees in the triangle area of North Carolina where I live have given up the last of their leaves with a few exceptions.
I was surprised to see so much color in the tree above. With some checking I think I've identified it as a Pond Cypress and apparently they tend to keep autumn color later than other trees.
I'm not positive of the identity of the water birds above. Since they seemed to be deep in conversation, I didn't ask. I thought it was nice of the wood ducks to let the Canadian goose join it for ring around the roses or rather ring around the rock.
The grass is still very green although the tall grasses I love were mowed.
I've mentioned this before, but I enjoy how I can get different views of the lake once the trees drop their leaves. Areas that used to be hard to see through have a clear view.
I think these are canna lillies below and they are a little sad being so tall but winter brown. I actually like the way tall grasses and leaves from trees look brown but I don't think it's as good of a look on plants like the ones below.
I like the way these leggy plants below are still red. I think they are some type of bush growing wild in the wooded area.
The shot below is kind of dark but I liked the reflection so I'll end with this shot from my walk on the first day of December, 2009.
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