Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Nature Notes: November ending
Wandering around my neglected garden I see some color from volunteer tree popping through the iris and lily beds.
More and more of the trees are shedding their leaves and soon the bare trees of winter will dominate.
There are still some stars that are in full color like my neighbor's Japanese Maple.
The oak trees in front of my house are beginning to shed a lot of their leaves but they still provide a colorful umbrella.
The heron below is actually flipped over. The reflection was clearer than the actual bird so I rotated the image to put the reflection on top.
Some sky is starting to get reflected into the creek as more and more leaves drop.
In the summer I need a flash to photograph this creek because it's so dark but by late fall more natural light is let in.
I like the way bare trees look against the trees that still have some leaves left.
Soon the evergreens will be the main color besides brown left around the lake.
The number of water birds at the lake is already far less than almost any other time of year.
The gulls will be arriving soon but at the moment there are very few of them and far less ducks and geese.
It's much quieter at the lake too without the bird calls which dominate some times of the year.
I hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a happy one.
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