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Sunday, October 6, 2019

September through October 6, 2019

Thank you to Lissa who blogs at the memory of rain for my header. I have enjoyed her art and writing for many years and greatly appreciated her giveaway during a blog anniversary.

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I had a choice of options and said that I thought a badge or header would be great and mentioned that I change my header for each season.

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I didn't mean to ask for 4 badges or headers but she kindly did that so I thought I'd start with the one for fall.

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I'm sort of jumping the gun since my part of North Carolina won't hit the colors like the ones in the header for another month but I'm so ready for it.

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She used one of my fall photos for the header design and at first I didn't even realize it was one of my shots until I noticed it was my neighborhood lake and I know Lissa is in Manhattan. Thanks to Lissa for designing this and ones for other seasons!

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I noticed how the trees have stayed so fresh during this summer that the September shots I took looked more like June.

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The reason is we had a lot of rain during the summer months although lately it has been dryer.

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The worse part of this summer didn't start until October or maybe it was just noticeable because it wasn't seasonable.

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Last week broke records all over the place with one day hitting 100 F (37.7 C). 

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It's not unusual to have some hot days well into the fall but that's nuts.

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Fortunately we finally are going back to more seasonable temperatures.

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I wasn't sure how much more I could take of the heat.

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I think the snake above may be a copperhead but I'm not sure. I definitely kept my distance.

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I have gotten used to foxes on my deck and actually enjoy having them visit but the one above seemed larger than a fox.

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The flicker and finch weren't as close to each other as it looks like they are in the shot above.

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I usually only see the flickers on my deck when it snows but I guess it needed the water I supply.

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I didn't realize chipmunks were as small as the one above. I photographed one a few months ago and thought it was a baby but if it's the same one it hasn't grow any.

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I enjoy the fairy asters that always bloom in my yard at the end of the summer to early fall.

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I am running out of things to say so I must have selected too many shots.

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I have enjoyed seeing early signs of fall that have happened even when the heat made it feel more like summer.

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I had trouble getting a good angle on the egret.

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The last shot is one I liked because of the reflection.

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