Friday, October 5, 2012

Field and Fen and Preserve

On what might just be a final great warm day this year (thirty degree drop before tomorrow), I walked on the Preserve, watching yellowrump warblers in a feeding frenzy on berries, and being watched by a herd of deer in the distance, in the beechwood.  They stopped, watched me watching them, decided I was no threat and eventually strolled on.  Then I noticed great shadows on a beech tree.

Coots on the lake bobbing up and down like toys, turkey vultures soaring around the sky on the updrafts, a little woollybear caterpillar all tricked out in a polar coat, maybe he knows something we don't, scooting at a terrific rate across the trail. 


Milkweed pods bursting and releasing their silk parachutes into the air.



Home for a cup of tea, a helping of raspberry filled chocolate square, and some stitching, another secret gift...this is slow work, nobody to hold her breath here!

6 comments:

  1. Great photos as always Liz. Love the caterpillar.

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  2. Lovely time of year. The chocolate rasberry sounds delicious.

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  3. It just struck me, I have never seen milkweed here in Alberta, in Ontario, yes, but not here. Enjoy the last of the season, always a gift - J in Cowtown

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  4. I love autumn walking. And a walk justified that eating of cake

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  5. It's nice to see some milkweed - here it's on the list of noxious weeds and everybody goes out of their way to get rid of them, not realizing that they are endangering the Monarch butterfly habitat.

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