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Monday, November 21, 2011

Our World Tuesday: Winter approaches


We had a hard rain a few days ago and that night the temperature dropped below freezing. I think the way the rain on top of the leaves froze ended up looking like plastic wrap.

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It's a good thing I like leaves because my three large oak trees are dropping blankets of leaves.
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One day a female cardinal turned her beak up at me while I was photographing from a distance.
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The next day a male cardinal seemed to have a similar reaction to being photographed.
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The neighborhood cats seems to all gravitate to my overgrown garden.
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The transition from fall to winter is starting to be very obvious.
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The bare trees are beginning to out number the ones that still haven't released their leaves.
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One good thing about winter is there is more light at the end of the tunnel when there isn't dense shade from the leaves on the tree.
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17 comments:

aka Penelope said...

How great to discover you actually have a light at the end of the tunnel, Carver! What a great shot and frame for the winter wonderland ahead in your world. Also love the expressions on the birds … perhaps they are wondering why the ground is a little tougher now on their lovely beaks! :)

Indrani said...

Each picture is Stunning!
Great series!

LadyFi said...

Amazing shots. Those leaves are fabulous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love all of these pix Carver =-- funny the different reactions of the male and female cardinal to being photographed! That saran-wrap pictue is wonderful

Sylvia K said...

Always wonderful to discover that light at the end of the tunnel! Terrific captures of saying goodbye to summer, Carver! I do love all your captures today and the birds are wonderful!! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Al said...

I love the leaves in those first two shots and the cute cardinals. In fact, I like all these photos!

EG Wow said...

I love how you ended with light at the end of the tunnel.

Rambling Woods said...

Yes we are..it is only 40 here today. Brrrrrr.....I love the look on the cardinals faces...lol

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such pretty photography! The frozen rain does look like plastic wrap. I enjoyed my visit to your blog through Our World Tuesday.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely photos, the cardinals are pretty. I hope they stay safe from the cat. It is great now that the leaves are off the trees, it is easier to see the birds. Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathiesbirds said...

My oaks are dropping all their leaves as well. by the end of this week there will be none on the trees. I know the trees north of here are already bare. Funny that you have ice already. we have not had any yet! I agree, it does look like plastic wrap!

Gillian Olson said...

Love all the photos. That first one looks just like plastic wrap, amazing.

Arija said...

I love your carpets of leaves, the delicate abstract painting the frost created, the cardinals and cats and the bare forests all make up a wonderful tapestry of the life around your.

J Bar said...

A terrific collection of photos.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. Each one better than the other.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Great shots. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

ruma said...

Hello, Carver.

 The graceful sense wraps your artworks.

 Thank you World-wide love and, encouragement.

The traditional kimono children, it is celebrated growth.

vivid colored leaves, in lovely atmosphere.

The prayer for all peace.
I wish You all the best.

Have a good day.
Greetings.
From Japan, ruma ❀

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