Posted on November 6, 2016
It’s the first part of November and the autumn colors have hung around a lot longer than usual. We thought about taking a drive down to the Hocking Hills in SE Ohio, a hilly part of the state that’s especially beautiful this time of year, but opted for a few long walks in Griggs Park instead. Can’t say that I feel like we missed anything by not taking the drive.
Landscape photography in Griggs Park can be a challenge due to the amount of extraneous subjects that can distract so taking time to study vantage points and light is essential to capturing what one wants.
I’ve been fascinated by the park’s picnic tables for a number of years particular when they are in an isolated setting. Now mostly deserted it’s as if they are still waiting patiently without a complaint for someone to sit down. Fall color adds to the visual interest. Perhaps B&W would also say what I wanted.
The paths and roads in the park can be delightful and almost magical this time of year. Capturing that feeling is always rewarding.
Sometimes it’s just a tree that enchants.
At first one notices the big things but before long smaller things, leaves and flowers start to tell their story.
Don’t tell the insects it’s the first of November. However, for the squirrels and chipmunks that are getting ready for winter, it’s just that busy time of year.
The birds, local residents as well as migrants from the north, also seemed to be celebrating the color of the season.
Oh, I almost forgot, for those that are on the edge of their seat wondering how my autumn Smallmouth Bass quest is coming , here’s an update:
When writing this blog at often occurs to me that it’s largely for internal consumption, a way of marking time, documenting life, and making it sacred. On that note we hope readers have found natural areas close to home that enchant and have enjoyed autumn in those special places as much as we have in ours. Thanks for stopped by.
Category: Birding in Ohio, Central Ohio Nature, Central Ohio Parks, Columbus, fishing in central ohio, Griggs Reservoir, nature, Ohio Nature, photography, Scioto River, Wildflowers Tagged: American Goldfinch, Belted Kingfisher, Canon 3ti 18-135mm lens, Canon 60D with Sigma 150-500mm, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Channel Catfish, Chipping Sparrow, Common Checkered Skipper, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Comma, Fleabane, Great Blue Heron, Mallard Duck, Milkweed, Panasonic FZ200, Red Winged Blackbird, Smallmouth Bass, Teasel, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, White-throated Sparrow
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