Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The extreme wind and rain have uprooted trees in the neighborhood, and I'm afraid the fall colors have been short lived this year. Not many leaves remain on the trees.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
green in a digital photo.
Never fear a quick run through a photo editing program to adjust hue will bring the gold back into your fall photo's.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
And just like in all areas of the country, there are people who don't want to share and don't think much before they deface and destroy for their own purposes. And for whatever reasons, the powers that be allow these people to come in and not only stomp wildlife and wildflower areas but deface trees, erect platforms, and post no trespassing signs in a public park set aside for everyone to share.
These are the places I photographed wildflowers, rare Jack in the Pulpits, this spring. It's where coyotes and minks slink, where chipmunks burrow, where the next year's crop of butterflies are growing in the understory that now is stomped and destroyed.
Fortunately, in this very park there is going to be a meeting soon. Hopefully this will be the appropriate platform to stop this kind of defacing activity and ensure that all park visitors share in the park without defacing the property or destroying wildlife and wildflower habitat.
I've already emailed the Abee organization, along with the county commissioners in charge of the park system and the park system itself. Join me in protecting our beautiful treasure.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The leaves are turning colors so fast---if you pay attention you can almost see them change.
Monday, October 10, 2011
At first I thought, yea, it's a caterpillar.
Then it let lose with a big poop and I knew it was a caterpillar.
Then it started oozing some green gooey stuff dripping from the lower end and I wasn't too sure I wasn't a fool thinking a bit of bird doo was a caterpillar.
So I picked up a stick and poked it. And this is what it did:
Notice that red forked tongue poking out at me. It's a warning that I'm glad I heeded. The internet is replete with stories of this particular caterpillar stinging innocent people who apparently are sure enough the caterpillar is not a piece of bird doo they touch it.
This ugly guy will be going through metamorphosis to become a beautiful Giant Swallowtail Butterfly; truly an ugly duckling.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Today big ships, cranes, and shovels are digging out the lake and we've got a good portion of our beach back.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Here is a link for those who are curious.(click here)
Monday, October 3, 2011
Perhaps it's only us mammals that crave the sugar. Maybe a deer will come by and devour the sugary berries.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Asters, in the language of flowers, are said to be the talisman of love, daintiness, and trusting.