Wednesday, October 14, 2015

AUTUMN IS HERE BUT THE COLORS HAVE A WAY TO GO :>)

WELCOME TO THE FIRST BLUSH OF AUTUMN!


Maple Leaf

One of the wonderful things about living in the woods is watching the seasons turn.  Each arrives and I say, "Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer (take your pick) is my favorite!"  It's always true; the current season is sheer delight.  Getting older means that winter is a bit more problematic logistically - getting and keeping a stock of firewood, driving on snow and ice - but it brings it's pleasures, too, so we enjoy it.  

The beginning of color.

Autumn is a truly splendid time in Green Lane.  No logistical issues, no excessive heat or cold, the birds begin to migrate through, bugs go to bed and so do the plants.  Trees will get dressed in their best colors and dance in the wind.  The air is crisp, and the water in the ponds and lakes reflect the clouds and foliage.  I'm going to spend tomorrow photographing foliage because today we are seeing more color.  Last week there was just the softest kiss of fall.




Last week everything was more green than filled with color.  I'm going to load you up with Autumn photos from last year and this year both so color creeps into the mix.  Enjoy your tour:>)


These first few are farm-related and show the harvest side of Autumn - always a lovely sight to see.

Display at Ott's Exotic Plants in Schwenksville, PA

Fields of cut corn off Krausdale Road in East Greenville, PA

Corn Stalks cut and tied for sale as decorations - Ott's Exotic Plants and Greenhouse, Schwenksville
Harvest display at Landis' Supermarket in Telford, PA

When the original Mr, Landis created Landis Market, he delivered groceries and necessities to customers in this wagon.

The creeks and streams are gorgeous with the reflections of trees, sky, foliage, and clouds.  It's a soothing time when the landscape is so beautiful and yet serene.  Everything is getting ready for a long winter's sleep. 

Deep Creek, Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek, Sumneytown, PA

Great Egret in Autumn Marsh, Bombay Hook Preserve, Delaware

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Perkiomen Creek, Perkiomenville, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA


Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

Unami Creek in Green Lane, PA

The woods are beautiful, too, and a delight to wander through.  Every tree and bush has a  different color to it.  These pictures don't do them justice but they will give you an idea.



Barberry

Barberry










Ferns and Smartweed

Virginia Creeper Vine and Berries


Maple-leaf Viburnum




Virginia Creeper Vine and Berries


Here are a few images of the forest floor denizens.  I'm not doing a lot of these as they will also be in later posts with different themes.  They are a fun part of Autumn, though:>)






Red Raspberry Slime Mold - Now these are interesting things and you'll hear more about them in a later post.
Bracket Fungi
Ivy, Spider Web, Raindrops, and Fallen Leaves - Vinca, too :>)
Moss
Lichen on Rock


White's Mill Open Space Preserve has a lovely pond that is always offering photo ops.  

White's Mill, Tylersport, PA

Beavers must keep chewing to keep their teeth ground down.  This is an example of beaver damage at Skymount Open Space, Green Lane, PA

There are many more pictures I had lined up - I guess they'll wait for next post.  Autumn does last for a couple more months, after all :>)  Thank you ever so much for coming by to read my little blog.  There will never be ads - I hate ads!  I do hope you've enjoyed your stay.

Carol