Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Raccoon


He came to visit yesterday,
Climbed up the tree to escape
These crazy 2-legged animals
Taking his picture

He curled up in a ball
And slept soundly
For a few hours.
When it was dark, he left.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


These sapling cherry leaves caught my eye,
Half and half.
How do they do that?


And what was this pink thing on the driveway?
Turns out it was a naked acorn!!!
I had no idea they were newborn pink inside.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Peekaboo Fog


The fog came in yesterday morning, nearly obliterating the trees.


Same view, 5 minutes later.

Peek-A-Boo!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grasses of Fall


Green and Gold


Patterns

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yellow and Red


Windblown leaves line the curbs ...


And end up in unexpected places ...


These Ginkgo leaves will soon join the show ...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Glowing Fall Leaves


Down in the woods ...


Across the vacant fields ...


Even here at home.

The leaves are glowing with the colors and textures of fall --
On this blustery showery day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Berries


Hawthorne


Oregon Grape


Wild Rose Hips


High Bush Cranberries

It's the time of year when the colors of summer have faded, and the vivid colors of fall have only just begun to show themselves.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Reflections of Fall


Fanno Creek


Fanno Creek From Footbridge


Monday, October 5, 2009

Fog


A misty fall morning ...


Mutes bright fall colors ...


Reveals nature's patterns that I have missed before.

Sunshine will come later, with a whole new perspective.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009


The oak leaves are starting to fall.

The acorns are dropping on the roof - bam! bam! Pow!


And this pileated woodpecker came to check out the birch tree by the pond.

Autumn is here indeed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


The hawthorn trees are loaded with berries this year.


And all of the trees are loaded with spiders.
They always seem to aim for my face when I am walking through the garden.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Mid-September blueberries


The peppers are nearly ready to harvest


The lot across the street has suddenly been overrun with beautiful fuzzy caterpillars

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Come back soon to see what I come up with.