The female cardinal was keeping her eye on me but not leaving.
The squirrel was full after a meal of pecans from my tree.
We are moving into peak fall color in central NC.
After a stormy Friday there was partial clearing on Saturday.
The fall leaves make the sky bright even when it's overcast.
My yard is covered in more and more leaves.
The male cardinal was enjoying the bittersweet berries.
There are still a lot of American robins in my yard.
My oak trees are starting to get their fall leaves.
I can see the tree below from my deck but it's a neighbor's tree.
The rest of the shots are from a Sunday walk at Shelley Lake.
It was a beautiful chilly day.
This is a great time of the year where I live.
It's been nice that the rainy days were warmer and the cooler days have been sunny so far.
There are mostly Canadian Geese and ducks at Shelley Lake.
The gulls that arrive at the end of fall and winter should come soon.
I haven't spotted any heron at the lake recently but they are probably around.
I suspect I'm not seeing the heron because I've been walking on weekends recently when there are more people around the lake.
I used to walk during the week when less people are around and I think that's when I used to spot the heron more.
I need to get into a routine of daily nature walks.