Songbirds celebrate the morning with a melody of Life. ~ Lee Hiller
Love to ALL!
A beautiful sunrise in the changing forest as song Birds serenade the morning light. Flitting Butterflies, a flying Squirrel plus hanging out at the breakfast club with a Chipmunk and a Chickadee. It was a perfect late summer hike.
Don’t forget to get outside and play… the trails are waiting!
Climate Change Report 2015 Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas:
Two and a half months of spring was filled with lightning and heavy rain. The lightning made it nearly impossible to hike and see the wildflowers blooming in the mountains. Late spring and summer no rain. Trees in parts of the park have begun to turn rust shedding their leaves as they dried from lack of moisture. An eerie false autumn of rust leaves was created by the rainless months. Leaves that will not be part of the spectacular transition of fall colors. These Trees are masking another sign of climate change.
Every year in the park one Tree (located on the south face of North Mountain) always starts the autumn change before all the others. Not leaves drying from lack of water in late summer (as mentioned above) but a spectacular showing of RED. I went back through my photographs for the past 5 years and found September 20 – 25 was the date it usually started the color change (years 2010 – 2014). It is August in Arkansas and for the past week the temperatures in the morning have been in the low to mid 60s. We should be experiencing low to mid 80s each morning when we head out to hike at 7:30 am.
Up north and out west (in the United States) a heat wave rages while we are experiencing late September early October temperatures.
Anyone who hikes regularly in the Forests of the southeastern United States knows the distinctive song of the Carolina Chickadee. A joyful sound of laughter that makes each hike a joyful experience. This diminutive songbird with a bountiful voice is a favorite solo and in a choir of other voice.
Although the #photo101 example was ridged in the photo example presented I felt as an artist and photographer there were more options. I have chosen to explore all elements within the definition of the adjective meaning for the word double as listed below. Double bevels make up a gold grenade, multiple lines of matching tiles are part of an art deco design. Twin fawns, two birds or side by side trees in a single frame show natures definition of double. I rotated to present and create new meaning for some tiles as well,
dou·ble ˈdəb(ə)l/ adjective
consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things.
“the double doors”
synonyms: dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, in pairs, coupled, twofold
“a double garage”
having some essential part or feature twice, in particular.
twice as much or as many.
“the jail now houses almost double the number of prisoners it was designed for”