Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Nature Notes: Changes all around

My dogwood trees are starting to change colors slowly but surely.
They are always well ahead of the other trees. My Cleyera japonica bush is beginning to have some fall color.
I love the way its berries on the same bush as the one above are bursting out of their covering.
The outer cover almost looks like bread crumbs dropping.
The male cardinal has a leaf on it that almost matches his feathers.
I don't remember what leaf I photographed below.
The male rufous-sided towhee is a gate guard.
I don't know what kind of insect the fellow below is but I thought he was interesting.


Nature Rambles said...

So lovely to see the changing colours on the leaves and also the "breadcrumbs". Always enjoy seeing your bird photos. The last insect looks like a brown grasshopper.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like Fall is well on the way...I've never seen anything like that leaf with the crumbs.

Rambling Woods said...

I've never seen anything like that plant but it is true..fall is here.. The insect is a grasshopper..short antenna are grasshopper...long are katydids..not sure the species though...Michelle

Judy said...

I too have never seen anything like this...very pretty and it does look like bread crumbs dropping.

Tito Eric said...

Fall with its colorful foliage is one of the best times for nature photography. And you're good at taking photographs, Carver.


MyMaracas said...

I really like that breadcrumb quality on the seeds. I don't think I've ever seen that plant - or, for that matter, that towhee. It's always fun to learn something new. Thanks for sharing!

Charlene N. K. said...

Interesting collection of natural beauties!

jewaicious said...

As always, your photos are lovely and inspiring.

A Colorful World said...

Great shots, Carver! I love dogwoods so much....I think they are especially lovely in the fall when the leaves turn and the red berries show. Interesting shot of the covering scaling off the berries! Love the birds too.