Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Nature Notes: more changes

Most of our trees are still green so when I spotted the fall foliage on trees when I was at a stop light, I had to quickly snap a shot.
At my house the only trees that are changing colors are the dogwoods.
They change a little bit more every day and the berries have changed to red recently.
On one of the art museum woodland trails it was solid green.
I love the native grasses at the art museum park.
There are some mowed areas where the art is, like what's around Collapse I by Ledelle Moe.
The mockingbird below landed on Collapse.
I like the mix of uncut grasses and some are starting to look like fall.
Other grasses at the museum still look like summer.
The grasses below (also from the museum park) look like they would be soft enough to sleep on.
Below the dendroid Askew by Roxy Paine is almost like a preview to the bare trees of winter. I read that the artist prefers that his work be called dendroids (branching structures) as opposed to tree sculpture which is what I would have called it if I hadn't looked up its name and seen the artist's preference.
There are still wildflowers growing along the side of our highways. In case you're wondering, Bill was driving when I took the highway shot.
I almost never take photographs when I'm the driver and if I do, I'm at a stoplight.
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The female cardinal below came right up to my bedroom door and didn't mind me photographing it from very close.
It's rare for any of the birds to let me shoot from this close up even if it's through glass. I barely had to zoom at all.
I love how soft the bluejay's feathers look after it's partly dried from a bath.
In a way the grass I said looked soft enough to sleep on reminds me of the birds feathers when they're like this.
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post -- thank you for sharing! Your birds are way more cooperative than mine ever are. And your pictures are better.

The statue looks like I used to feel sometimes (back when I was working -- not so much any more).

eastcoastlife said...

I like the statue 'Collapse'. :)

Looks like fall will be coming soon, I love to see the colours of Fall. Looking forward to see your pictures of Fall.

Leora said...

The dogwood photos got me to run outside and take some of my own photos of my neighbor's dogwood with those orangish red ballies.

I like the fallen sculpture.

??? said...

I think the Cardinal is looking in at you .) The Collapsed sculpture looks great, like a giant that has turned to stone.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of photos, Carver. I am not seeing much change of colors here yet. Officially it is not fall yet. I love your birds.

EG CameraGirl said...

I very much like the colour of the dogwoods when they start to turn reddish. Lots there to announce that autumn is almost here.

Michelle said... a bathing bird. How I would love to have all those grasses in my yard instead of a lawn...Michelle