Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Fall marches on, with colourful leaves giving way to bare branches.

The insects and animals are making themselves scarce, but I saw a kingfisher at the pond this morning ...

... and a V of geese flying overhead:

Posting photos on Blogger is always an exercise in frustration. I'll resort to a new post to show you two bugs I photographed a couple of weeks ago.

Can you predict the severity of the coming winter by the stripes on the woolly bear caterpillar? Gotta love the internet, which informs me -- yes! No! Well, maybe!

A praying mantis pining for the fjords.

Monday, October 09, 2006

I've been having fun making up "official" seals. Here's my suggestion for the community stewardship program. ("Mindful of what has been done, aware of what will be.")

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Seeing red:

The brave maple leaf viburnum carries on. I suppose "skeletonized" is a good look for Halloween.

There's a nice cluster of young oak trees turning red. (Does that make them red oaks?)

Big as my hand!

Even this goldenrod gall has turned a nice autumnal colour.