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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Rambling Woods said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Carver..You have a lot of color left still...None here... I notice that herons wash out when I try to take photos so the reflection was a good idea...I think they have all migrated from here now....I guess I had better think about my Nature Notes

kenju said...

The red trees are breathtaking!! Also like the double heron.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what wonderful atumnal colours and your flipped over heron is cool!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos take me back a month in time! These are gorgeous images of the almost end of this glorious season.

Ayie said...

that bright tree made me smile, so colorful and it stands out through the background

Arija said...

The changes around you just accentuate the natural beauty of your surroundings.
I would love that colourful volunteer among your lilies. Maples that colour up like that are hard to find and grow here or maybe it is our climate that is at fault.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, there is so much to give thanks for.

joco said...

Happy THANKSGIVING to you and thanks for being a CYBER friend.

My goodness, girl, do yous till have a lot of lovely autumn goodies about.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow amazing set of pictures!
I wish you a beautiful day, enjoy your holiday!
Léia :)

Leora said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I love how you flipped the heron. The lake photos look less colorful but no less beautiful than last week. I enjoyed your brook photos - yes, parts of our world have more light now that the trees have shed many leaves.

Míriam Luiza said...

Que lugar lindo você mora!

Dee said...

I love the flipped over heron, Carver! Wow!

EG CameraGirl said...

Fall looks lovely in North Carolina, Carver! The volunteer tree's leaves are a deep burgundy. It's going to grow into a beauty!

Nicole said...

Oh, your autumn has been so colourful.
It is delightful to see all the reds and the blue sky!