Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Nature Notes: End of September Beginning of October

We're having big swings in the temperature which is common in central NC.
It's also continuing to rain a great deal.
Still mostly green leaves although there are a few exceptions to that.
The stripes on the bee seem coordinated with the wildflowers.
The way the small trees fell in the next shot almost look like a frame for a wooden house.
I can't get over spotting a Great Egret at the creek near my house. I guess they heard from their relatives, the Great Blue Herons, that it was a good place to fish.
There's something especially appealing to me about reflections in puddles.
I am looking forward to the blaze of color than is around the corner on these walks.
It varies a lot from year to year but I don't expect most of these trees to change until much later in the month into November.
The North Carolina mountains change into their fall clothes long before we do in central NC.
We'll be heading to the mountains in a few weeks around peak leaf time there.
The next shot is the last one from the end of September.
The rest of the shots are from our very wet beginning of October.
The dogwoods are continuing to change colors well ahead of the other trees.
I like the red berries and how they brighten my yard even when its raining.
This morning was very foggy and the steam was rising up with a mist.
A single oak leaf has changed colors ahead of it's green siblings.
It was so foggy and steamy that I had to click fast as my lens was fogging up.


Judy said...

Great shots! We sure could use some rain here.

Shey said...

It's always refreshing to walk in nature esp after the rain. I just had a great online "nature photo walk" here. Thanks!

Pat said...

Lovely glimpses of early fall.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Early Fall is lovely there -- the foggy shots are great (as long as I don't have to drive in it I like fog)....We ought to be getting rain here and I feel guilty that I'm glad we're not. Neat that you get to go to the Mountains for some leaf-peeping (I'm sure you won't forget your camera!).

lotusleaf said...

Beautiful shots! I love your last photo!

Gattina said...

It seems to me you are talking about the place I live ! It's exactly the same here !

Charlene N. K. said...

It's fascinating to watch the changes in nature as the seasons give way to each other.
Thanks for showing such transition in your place through your nice shots.

A Colorful World said...

What a delightful journey to NC for us to see how things are today and in the past week or so...lovely photos! Things are looking very beautiful there!

Laura said... the egret and his/her exquisite reflection.

Vores have said...

Beautiful nature pictures you show.
Wish you a good day :)

Rambling Woods said...

Isn't it great when you see a new bird that you don't expect? I get so excited. This is a wonderful nature journal for your area.. We too have had a lot of rain so far...Michelle

NatureFootstep said...

nice shots of your nature. :)

Nature Rambles said...

I love seeing the changing colours of autumn and your photos are wonderful!!