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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Nature Notes: November draws to an end


Hard to believe another month is coming to an end.
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I think part of my confusion about how another month could be ending has to do with the fact that we continue to have very mixed up weather. One minute it feels like April and the next like December.
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It's a good thing I love leaves. I think I've said that exact phrase a zillion times on my blogs.
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I run out of things to say say on my nature notes, particularly since we've been having this back and forth weather for months.
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I would say the frogs in my garden are happy but I realize that my particular frogs don't really belong in nature notes.
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However, since the frogs are surrounded by nature taking its course, my "fake" frogs have a natural surrounding.
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One thing I'm enjoying about the weird weather we're having is that it has involved a lot of nice clouds as a result of fronts coming in and out.
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It's also easier to shoot the various clouds around my house now that the trees are bare.
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The evergreens don't seem to block the sky shots as much as some of the other trees do when they are in full leafy mode.
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I seem to see the bluejays around my yard a lot more in the fall and even winter.
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I rarely see the robins in the winter but this one appeared on my deck for a face off.
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The cardinals were splashing up a storm.
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The male cardinal above had the big bath and the female cardinal below splashed out most of the water in the small bath.
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I filled the bath back up and another female cardinal showed up to give it her best shot.
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Walking on my regular trails is like a whole new walk as the season changes.
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It is interesting to me how blue the sky is in the reflection below but the lighting of the shot makes the sky showing through the upright trees look white.
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6 comments:

NatureFootstep said...

what can be better then frogs and bathing birds?? Love it!

EG Wow said...

Your skies are lovely and I love how you've captured the splashing birds!

eileeninmd said...

Lovley skies and wonderful birdies. The shot of the robin is a great capture. Great photos, Carver. Have a wonderful day.

eileeninmd said...

Lovley skies and wonderful birdies. The shot of the robin is a great capture. Great photos, Carver. Have a wonderful day.

Arija said...

I love your nature shot and Mrs.Cardinal bathing is an absolute gem!

Rambling Woods said...

I still have birds bathing here and it's in the 40's...Brrr....I guess we can't deny that winter is here anymore....have a great weekend Carver