Autumn Walks

We walk along Griggs Reservoir almost every day. Lately, bright and sunny may give way to a day that is cloudy and overcast with just a bit of rain. This autumn we’ve been looking closer as every day brings small changes to the canvas. Each with it’s own unique light revealing extravagant color or subtle beauty. The celebration is sometimes very close, perhaps right at your feet as a colorful leaf comes to rest in a puddle, or further away as nearby bare branches turn colors on the opposite shore into stained glass.

In the last week, whether walking or paddling, Osprey can be seen overhead. Soon they will be heading south. Starlings are seen in tree tops. Were they there before and just not noticed? Wood Ducks, Coots, and Pied-billed Grebes have been more common. Passing through from points north no doubt. We’ve had to content ourselves with a few sightings of Yellow Rumped warblers to get our fall warbler fix.

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Patterns in color, Griggs Park

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Morning sun, Griggs Park

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Morning sun just reaching the opposite shore, Griggs Park

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Branches, color, reflection on a cloudy day, Griggs Park

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Branches, color, reflection, study 2, Griggs Park

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Cardinal with red leaves, Griggs Park

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Cardinal, study 2, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Red leaves without the Cardinal, Griggs Park

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Treetop Starlings, Griggs Park

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Autumn sun on leaves, Scioto River below Griggs Reservoir

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A song that makes one smile, Song Sparrow, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Leaf, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Still plenty of Great Blue Herons along the reservoir, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Fall fungus, Dryad’s Saddle, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Recent rains have brought color to lichen, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Yellow-rumped Warbler, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Autumn on a stump, Griggs Park

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Leaves caught by a shaft of sunlight, Griggs Park

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Park path, Griggs Park

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From a recent rain, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Northern Flicker, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Fallen leaves line the park road, Griggs Park

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Reflections and fallen leaves, Griggs Park

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Oak leaves, Griggs Park

8 Comments on “Autumn Walks

  1. Wonderful – …beautiful pictures. Makes me wish I could walk Griggs Park myself – a little too far away, however. M 🙂

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