Monday, November 04, 2013

Nature Notes: Last 3 days of Ocotber and first 3 days of November

The end of October and beginning of November were warmer but it's beginning to cool down again considerably.
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.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Carver, you've outdone yourself with this post. Such a beautiful Fall you are having .... we didn't get to see much Autumn ourselves this year (our own fault I know) and so I really appreciate sharing yours! Thank you. Every picture is lovely but that one with the red tree filling the whole frame is probably my favorite.

Mary said...

What a wonderful series of photos! All these colours of Autumn. And also those beautiful birds! Gorgeous!

Leora said...

Adorable squirrel. It certainly looks like a beautiful time of year to go for a nature walk.

Karen said...

Pecans! Your squirrels dine gourmet! Lovely seasonal shots!

Laura said...

Beautiful scenes Carver… it is fun to see the glorious colors so bold still where you live… many trees are already bare here. I do hope you'll add your voice to the gratitude quilt this year.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful Carver... I didn't know that Cardinals like berries. Interesting.... Your yard and surrounding area is such a haven for wildlife.... Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Carver, your fall colors are just gorgeous. I love the red tree. And I always enjoy your birds. Great photos and post. Have a happy week!

eileeninmd said...

Carver, your fall colors are just gorgeous. I love the red tree. And I always enjoy your birds. Great photos and post. Have a happy week!

Vores have said...

Beautiful picture series you show :) Hanne Bente

Ela said...

Hello ! So beautiful pictures and colors of autumn. Your birds are pretty !

MyMaracas said...

So many beautiful fall photos! I always enjoy your birds, but that squirrel just takes the cake. SO cute!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post, I love Fall and the colors and mild weather.