Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Round of the Year - Fall

Late last spring I undertook a project to post one photo from each day of the year, hence the title, The Round of the Year. The first installment, The Round of the Year - Summer was posted earlier. As in that post, there are a few photos from my camera traps. For a challenge, see if you can determine which of the photos are from a camera trap, the answer is at the end of this post.

The season characterized by shortening daylight, falling temperatures and, here in the northeast, leaves changing color is often called autumn, a word apparently derived from Latin. Fall of the leaf was often used in medieval England as a name for the season and seems appropriately descriptive; so fall it will be.

Fall begins with summer-like temperatures and wildflowers still in bloom. Changes, however, come quickly - in past years snow flurries often arrived in mid-October - and by the end of fall temperatures may be well below freezing and the ground may be covered with snow.


Whether in forest and field, a suburban backyard or a city park and whether its a plant, a stream, a scene, a tiny creepy-crawler or something large and charismatic there's always something interesting out there - all anyone has to do is look.

Camera trap photos -- 11/10, 11/12, 11/19 and 12/1


Cat Lover said...

What beautiful photos! A fabulous record of the past year. Thank you so much for sharing them.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's quite a major project! Well done! I remember the summer one too. Lovely pictures. I think I narrowed down where you hang out from the creeks and the lake. Beautiful country.

Jacqueline Donnelly said...

What a spectacular series of photos, capturing the progress of the seasons and all their delights. I'm especially impressed that you take such terrific photos of animals. They never hold still enough for me to photograph them. Thank you!

Out To Pasture said...

Beautiful shots, Woody, and an excellent natural history study. Never noticed the poison ivy berries before though it grows on my property all too much.

Camera Trap Codger said...

You're a good naturalist Woody; just wish there were more like you.

Woody Meristem said...

Thanks Chris, that's a real complement.