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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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


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


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


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


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


Fortunately we finally are going back to more seasonable temperatures.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


I had trouble getting a good angle on the egret.


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



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