Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Today I was seeing red:





















(Birders will recognize the silhouette of a cardinal there.)





















Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sometimes it's fun to set a little photography challenge to keep life interesting. Today I decided to focus on all the yellow things I could find as I walked in the valley. Here's a selection:





















Tuesday, October 27, 2009


A view of the pond in October. The vegetation is dying down quickly now.

Look how big this leaf is! (Fairly normal-sized foot included for scale.)



The big dead tree on Marnie's Point continues to provide a home for all sorts of living things.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009



"Nature is, above all, profligate. Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is, whose leaves return to the soil. Wouldn't it be cheaper to leave them on the tree in the first place? This deciduous business alone is a radical scheme, the brainchild of a deranged manic-depressive with limitless capital. Extravagance! Nature will try anything once ... This is a spendthrift economy; though nothing is lost, all is spent."

from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Some snaps from Thanksgiving weekend:


Turkey vultures migrating:


Hairy woodpecker:


A late, well-worn butterfly:


A bookend to the frost we had on Victoria Day:






Sunday, October 04, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009