Early Autumn Wonder

Nature in central Ohio looks different this time of year. The midday sun, now lower in the south, results in a much bluer sky. There’s just a hint of fall color among what is still mostly green.


Northern end of Griggs Reservoir

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Heading south on Griggs Reservoir, (Donna)


Griggs Reservoir landscape, Griggs Park.


Cooler weather has resulted in better fishing. Amazing results are sometimes achieved, especially when one considers that that the reservoir is right in the city.


A nice size Griggs Reservoir Smallmouth.


During a recent visit to Blendon Woods Metro Park looking for migrating fall warblers, the same light that creates the blue sky finds it’s angled way through tree branches creating patterns not usually seen in mid-summer.


Blendon Woods Metro Park trail,


Shadows, Blendon Woods Metro Park


A shaft of light, Blendon Woods Metro Park


.   .   .   and closer to home a shaft of light illuminates my favorite stump..


Griggs Park


Early autumn wildflowers are dramatic and on a sunny day, birds and butterflies also seem to be celebrating the moment.

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Rush Asters, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna)

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Calico Asters, (Donna)


Tickseed Sunflower, (Donna)


Bottle Gentian, (Donna)

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Hummingbird, Blendon Woods (Donna)

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Clouded Sulphur, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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Cedar Waxwing, juvenile, Griggs Park, (Donna).

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Cabbage White, Griggs Park, (Donna)

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12 Spotted Skimmer, Griggs Park

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Monarch, Griggs Park, (Donna)


New England Asters, Blendon Woods


Female Wood Duck, Blendon Woods


Immature male Wood Duck, Blendon Woods


Pileated Woodpecker, Blendon Woods

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Green Heron, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna).

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A more whimsical pose, (Donna)

Great Blue Heron in flightfix

A Great Blue Heron casts a reflection as we paddle closer, Griggs Reservoir, (Donna)


A hint of autumn color, fall wildflowers, cooler nights, and warm sunny days, and places of wonder.


Thanks for stopping by.

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