Thursday, November 28, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
We are heading into winter weather wise.
The bulk of the leaves left the trees over the weekend with a few exceptions.
The first few shots were take early last week and these same trees are mostly bare now.
I usually cover about 7 days in my nature notes.
This time of the year there is a big difference from the way my world is looking over the span of a week.
The American Robins above look like they are having a party.
In the shot above the female cardinal is on top and the male cardinal is way down on the bottom.
The male cardinal above is eating something tasty on the crepe myrtle tree and the female cardinal is taking a break below.
I've been seeing bluebirds, doves, chickadees, towhees, nuthatches and many other birds but most of my shots seem to be of cardinals.
The sparrow and cardinal below are having a drink together.
I like the way a few leaves clinging to a tree look.
I don't particularly like the fact that trees are growing in my gutters.
The bluejay has a wind blown look.
I think the bird below is a starling.
The past couple of days I had to remove ice from the bird baths once in the morning and once again in the early afternoon.
The female cardinal hopped in as soon as I gave her some warm water.
Another cardinal was debating whether to drink or bathe.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
I looked through my archives for something rusty all over. I took the shot below this summer and I think it qualifies for being rusty all over.
Monday, November 18, 2013
My oak trees provide me with a red umbrella this time of the year.
The oaks are dropping leaves fast which provides me with more light.
The female cardinal above and sparrow below are finding seeds on my deck that have dropped from vines and flower seed heads.
The carolina chickadee below arrived for fresh water as soon as I dumped out the overnight ice out.
The male cardinal also arrived for a drink.
Can you spot the angel in the ice?
My oak tree leaves blend nicely with my neighbor's Japanese Maple.
The bare limbs over the Japanese Maple below are from a Japanese Magnolia.
The creek is full of leaves.
It's beginning to look more like winter.
There is still a lot of fall color but leaves are dropping fast.
Looks to me like the ducks are having a party.
The mallard is having a solitary swim.
There aren't many Canadian Geese at Shelley Lake compared to past years.
A few gulls have arrived but not as many as I usually see during late fall.
There also aren't as many herons around but I spotted one.
Good thing that I love leaves.
From a distance the birds in the tree look like leaves.
When I zoom in I can tell they are birds.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
I'm not sure if the spiky balls below are flowers or seeds or something else.
The yellow rose below had some frost burn on the edges but the center looked perfect.
The bittersweet berries below aren't flowers but they are like fall flowers to me.