Wednesday, October 23, 2019

An Autumn Sampler

 Some call it “autumn”, some call it “fall” – no matter what you call it (I favor “fall”) it could also be called the most colorful season. There are colorful flowers, colorful creatures and, most colorful of all, the annual show put on by the changing leaves of deciduous trees.

Here’s a sample of the colors of fall – autumn if you prefer – the colors of some of the flowers and leaves and critters and …
Fall Flowers

Rainy Day at the Lake

Poison Ivy

Cinnamon Fern

American Mountain-ash

Red Maple
Milkweed Tussock Moth

Female Mallard
Red Maple

Purple-stemmed Aster
Wild Turkeys in Fog
Introduced Pine Sawfly - larva
Red Oak
New England Aster

Milkweed Bugs - nymphs

Sugar Maple

Preying Mantis
Yellow Birch
Painted Lady
Nodding Lady's-tresses
Staghorn Sumac
Belted Kingfisher
Wild Grape & Virginia Creeper
Jerusalem Artichoke

Country Road

Black Gum

These photos are from early fall, September and early October – September, because I prefer meteorological fall, which consists of September, October and November, to the conventional definition of fall. There are additional, but less abundant, colors coming in late fall.


The Furry Gnome said...

Great pictures! I like that Poison Ivy.

Barbara Rogers said...

What a great collection of fall photos...some are the best I've seen of those particular critters...female Mallard and Kingfisher to mention a couple. Thanks so much!

Robert Folzenlogen said...

Always love your seasonal photo collections. Thanks for posting them.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the fall colors and pretty scenes. Great captures of the birds, caterpillars and insects. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you happy weekend.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do have color everywhere you look....even the bugs are ready for Fall! (or Halloween!) Lovely photos! I'll go back and look at them again!

betty-NZ said...

Great images of a colorful season! I like the variety you shared with us.

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Jacqueline Donnelly said...

Wow! Looking at all these gorgeous photos was like looking through a kaleidoscope of amazing colors! Thanks for recording the beauty of your surroundings.