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Friday, December 14, 2018

The quietness of autumn ~Nature Notes

Fall here in the desert and up in our local mountains is a quiet time.   I drove up to visit my horses a couple of weekends ago and it was a dull and cloudy day.   Hmmm.... or was it?   There is a certain beauty in fall.   Frankly, fall is my favorite season.  It's quiet, unlike Spring, when life is bursting out of the trees and ground.   Fall is, to me, when nature is getting ready to sleep.   Here are some photos I took that day:
 A lonely cottonwood tree on an abandoned ranch...
 Chinaberry berries on one of the trees up at the ranch.
 This is Papa Roadrunner.   He has now run off his latest brood and has to hide from the Cooper's hawk up at the ranch.
 Leaves are turning...
 Or not...
As I was driving home, I noticed this sunburst, so I stopped and hopped out of the car to take this photo and then hopped right back inside.   It was cold and the wind was blowing!   BRrrrrr.....!

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Rambling Woods said...

Yes there is but I find myself feeling more isolated as I am home mostly and then I go out into the yard and hear the birds and I enjoy that...Thank you for staying in contact...Michelle

desertsandbeyond said...

I'm home full time now that I'm retired, except for either babysitting or driving the 5 year old to kindergarten every day! HA~ She gets me out every weekday morning.