Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Nature Notes: It's beginning to feel like autumn

I may be weird but it's nice to have the weather getting chilly enough to wear a sweater inside.
I'm ready for fall and even winter this year.
We've had a lot of fluctuation in temperatures. Last night was in the low 40s F and today only got to  the mid 50s F.
Slowly but surely it's beginning to look like fall.
I like the mix and contrast in the trees below. Much of the green are the evergreens which don't change.
The dogwoods are a rainbow of colors as I look through the leaves.
I love how soft the male cardinals feathers are in the next shot. 
He's got a beak full of something below.
The berries on the porcelain vine are a popular treat.
The female cardinal is hunting in my gutters for food.
The mockingbird is all fluffed out.
The female cardinal's tail looks like a fan.


magiceye said...

All so beautifully captured!!

lotusleaf said...

The female cardinal knows how to keep cool! Beautiful pictures.

Reader Wil said...

The cardinal is so exquisite . It's a pity we haven' t got this beautiful bird in the Netherlands. Thanks for sharing these photos! Have a great day!
Wil, ABC Team.

Loredana Donovan said...

Oh the red cardinal is so cute ... I love the colorful leaves :)

Judy said...

Our autumn is turning into feeling like winter now...frost on the ground this morning. Our birds are pretty much gone now, not too many left.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the tinge of red your leaves are showing now.

Jewaicious said...

What beauties, each one, so filled with wonderful color and joy.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

No wonder you're ready for Fall! It's so pretty at your house. I wish we had cardinals. The fan-like tail is amazing.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely colors and your cardinals are gorgeous. Great series of nature shots. Have a wonderful day, Carver!

A Colorful World said...

The cardinal pictures are wonderful! And I love the leaves!

Rambling Woods said...

I so love your cardinals...Michelle