On October 23 in the morning we woke up to a red sky. Take warning says the old weather saying. We knew that rain was heading our way in the next day or so.
The leaves are coming down quickly and just over the weekend we raked and bagged several large bags of them and took them to the landfill.
The temperatures were still close to 20 Celsius, absolutely glorious for this time of the year. I’ve been cutting greenery from the garden, the back fields and the landfill. I always take the garden cutters when we go to the landfill as I can find branches from various evergreen tress that we don’t have, and a few snips later I’ve got some lovely branches for the big pots of greenery. My version of trash to treasure. This year I filled the tipsy buckets with branches and I’m very pleased with the results. I also did the usual hanging baskets by the garden and the big garden pots.
I’ve been out in the garden taking photos with a new camera, a Nikon P900 which has amazing zoom of 83x. Chippy was watching me, so obliging to pose nicely.
The blooms are dried out in various shades of browns and beige. Some are turning fluffy and getting ready to take flight and perhaps grow into a new plant next year. I found some Queen Anne’s lace, goldenrod, and thistles in their dried Autumn splendour.
The milkweed pods are opening ready to disperse their seeds. These plants brought in the Monarch butterflies and gave me lots of photo opportunities.
I captured this squirrel just hanging over the hydro wires at the front of the house. He/she stayed there for the longest time. What a way to spend a lazy afternoon. (photo taken through window)
This little downy woodpecker was investigating the railing. In a couple of the photos he was joined by a friend. Can you see them? The centre photo is the sharpest as it was taken through the window. These little guys hop and jump quite quickly.
Even though gardening season is probably over there is always something interesting to photograph in the garden.
Nature never fails to amaze me.