Exploring Nature One Step At A Time

Sweet Creatures On A Heavenly Autumn Twilight Hike

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Field Notes:
A male Red-Bellied Woodpecker flew to a large Tree where the Squirrels all store their nuts. He hopped up the side to a knot in the trunk, stuck his beak in, dug and pulled until he had a nut.  The Woodpecker turned it’s head to show off the prize and then flew off with it in it’s beak.

It was a a festival of nut gathering and the park was buzzing with squirrels. They were everywhere digging, pulling, carrying and eating.  There was a wonderful Ninja Squirrel striking a standing squat pose, while another was dropping nut casing on my head from high in a Tree.  There was leaping, running and diving as each worked it’s small territory across the park lawns.  It was a delightful sight.

Autumn is still a mix of green, gold, rust and fiery red leaves all along the promenade.  The lowering sun ignites the color within each Tree.  A flock of racing pigeons are taking their regular night stop on the top of the hospital tower.  As the sun begins to set behind West Mountain a glimpse of Heaven appears in the sky.  A Blue Moon rises to finish the perfect hike with my beloved husband.

Step outside and enjoy Nature’s elegant seasonal transition.
Much Love,
Lee

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2 responses

  1. polly

    wonderful photos, I also wanted to get a shot of a woodpecker, never seem to see one.

    November 18, 2010 at 7:51 am

    • Hi Polly
      I only find them because I have been learning their calls so I know where to look :o)
      Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,
      Lee

      November 18, 2010 at 4:05 pm

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