Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oct 5/ Nature Notes

Ontario's Cottage County

No frost yet but it feels like it's getting very close! These photos were taken in Cottage Country where it is typically a degree or two colder than where I live. But people who live there haven't experienced a frost yet either.

Largest square taken through my peephole lens: asters blooming everywhere!

Through my regular lens and working clockwise: pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), which I haven't seen for years!; water lily pads (not sure which variety); staghorn sumac (Rhus typhana), waterlily (Nympaea odorata)) and a grass.

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19 comments:

see you there! said...

What a great image you posted using the peephole lens. I can see that as a painting.

Darla

Torunn said...

What a beautiful composition with great pictures!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm still totally jealous of your peephole lens. Love it.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm still totally jealous of your peephole lens. Love it.

Halcyon said...

Very nice! I especially like the peephole shot. Looks like it's already framed. :)

Roan said...

What a great way to present your post. Each is a work of art!

Sandra said...

thanks for helping my memory, we have the poke weed every where here and i did not know the name of it. i do know the birds love the berries and when they eat it they LEAVE it every where. LOL

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from your part of the country. It has been feeling like we're getting close to frost here too although it is starting to warm up a little again. Still pleasant though. I love this time of year.

Karen Xavier said...

what wonderful coordination of colors! Esp. on the lotus leaves. Pictures are great.

Jacob said...

Frost? As in Frosty the Snowman? Yikes!

Wait, we had frost here last year! Darn!

I always enjoy these collages...the variety is the thing! And it vibrates with a sense of the fall season!

Gillian Olson said...

A beautiful collage of colour.

Joyful said...

Very beautiful mosaic.

Janie said...

We're seeing a lot of asters and sumac, too. No frost here yet, either.
Lovely photos!

Small City Scenes said...

This is beautiful, EG.

Jenn Jilks said...

Aren't the asters lovely? We have a frost warning tonight.


Cheers from Cottage Country!

Jedediah said...

Pokeweed is such a cool plant, it's a shame the berries are not edible.

Leora said...

When I saw your post yesterday, I started looking up pokeweed... invasive or not? Sounds like it depends whom you ask.

I love the lily pads with fall color.

Dianne said...

this collage should be the welcome banner for Cottage County :)

Rambling Woods said...

Thank goodness for the asters and goldenrod although the goldenrod is done now...the asters are really buzzing. Your collages have such lovely look to them..not so stark as some...thank you for posting to Nature Notes EG....Michelle

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