The first few days of fall have been sunny and dry. I went for a long walk with Daphne and the kids on Saturday. The kids actually chose to ride their bikes instead of walk. I took my camera with so I could catch the dramatic changing of leaves that we are now enjoying. The leaves aren’t quite at their peak, but many have turned golden yellow, bright orange and deep red.
I told Sophia before we left that we may go to the pond and see the ducks and geese. She decided to bring bread with so that she could offer them a nice mid-afternoon snack.
The kids thought this huge mushroom growing on an elm tree was a bee hive. Luckily no bees, but one big fungus.
We had a number of small birds fly into our south-facing picture window on Saturday. Unfortunately, two birds didn’t make it. Sophia managed to “rescue” this bird. I think it is a downy woodpecker, but do not confess to be an ornithologist, so feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.
It was just seconds after I took this picture that she flew off. Her crash into the window must have made her see stars, but it only took a few minutes to shake it off and take flight again. We were glad to have a happy ending to her story.
Saving the best photos for last…