Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Not So Gold Anymore.........

The goldfinch are starting to loose that great yellow color. I think it is more of a brown than gray that they turned to in the winter.

This one must of been a younger one as it is trying to figure out the way the feeder work.  I will fill it soon.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Time to Drink.....

The bird bath had to be filled as we just were getting enough rain to keep it filled.  I had to zoom in on the dove and caused me to get too close to chop off his head in the photo.

I haven’t seen any doves for a few weeks so when this one appeared I grabbed the camera. I usually see them in pairs so this really could be a new one from a hatched brood over the summer.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Morning Glory Bloom....

Growing in the shade means you can open your bloom when the bud finally warms up enough to bloom.

Growing under the deck means the vines all grow up to get better light.  Most of the blooms are at the top of the vine in the sunlight. I will rethink this growing of the vines here next spring.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Fall Skies......

Even in suburbia there is a small slice of a view of this sky.  The streetlight adds to the flavor of the city scene. The color is the strongest that I have ever seen here.  I suspect the very cold air helps to make the colors more intense.

 In the back yard we could see the more subtle colors of the eastern end of the sunset. My now famous big tree is highlighted with the great sky.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Jungle with Gourds.....

The volunteer vine of squash-like gourds continue to grow into the fall. I see there is another bloom that is ready to form into another gourd. This is a twisted mess as my mower wheel hooked on to the vine and stretched out for a good length.  I just piled it back into the area.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Best Shot.....

I try to share my very best on this blog but sometimes I select that one that has the  best view of the subject for the day.

I shared the actors yesterday but by the afternoon there was this great visitor.  I did follow this one butterfly to the back yard to take many shots.  I have a former student that lives north of us a mile or so. and he is having a migration of monarchs in his yards.  The odds are not so great that we will have that in our yard.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Astors in the Fall......

It isn’t in full bloom yet but it is on its way.  The mums and aster are the last to bloom for the season before snow starts to fall.