Posted on November 20, 2017
We enjoy being outdoors no matter what the time of year. However, when it comes to providing a sense of wonder, unlike spring, summer and early autumn, late autumn and early winter give up their subtle treasures reluctantly. One must move slowly and look closely or much will be missed.
A cloudy cold early November morning gives way to the fleeting sun of an unexpectedly warm afternoon and as if by magic things appear not seen a few hours earlier.
A sheltered place, warmed by the sun, gives refuge to flowers that should be gone for the year. Fungi fruit in response to more generous rain defying the below freezing nights.
More isolated now, some color still remains.
Fewer leaves, and a forest canopy of bare branches, allow one to better see the birds that haven’t made their way south.
For the last few weeks almost every squirrel has had a nut in its mouth.
It’s the time of year when short cloudy days, a landscapes of muted colors, and breezes often too cool to be comfortable tell us that things are going to be quieter for a while.
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Category: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park, Central Ohio Nature, Fungi, Griggs Reservoir Park, Lichen, photography, Prairie Oaks Metro Park, Wildflowers Tagged: American Goldfinch, American Robin, Autumn Meadowhawk, Bald Eagle, Carolina Wren, Changing Pholiota, Downy Woodpecker, Gray Squirrel, Great Blue Heron, Leopard Frog, Nodding-bur Marigold, Panasonic FZ200, Red-tailed Hawk, Song Sparrow, Striped Wolf Spider, Variegated Fritillary
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