Monday, November 5, 2012

November Already?/Nature Notes

Nature in the garden this week

The sun has been covered by clouds this week and the remains of Sandy have caused rain every day. Truth be told, we needed the rain here...but no one needed the winds.

Local birds visited out feeders regularly. In the largest square you can see two male house finches. They appeared to be having a standoff, but actually I think they were just looking at each other.

Moving clockwise: seed pods of variegated obedient plant (Physotegia); seed pods of purple coneflowers (Echinacea);  plums of maiden grass (Miscanthus); red leaves of Diablo ninebark (Physocarpus) and a female house finch foraging below the seed feeder.

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20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love the coneflower heads! so cool!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Still some nice color in your garden.

Buttons said...

I love your Nature Notes I feel smarter every time I leave here:) B

Renae said...

Wow!!! Those photos are vibrant and beautiful. Thanks for your recent comments over at my place. That's nice of ya.

Pamela Gordon said...

Very nice mosaic. I like the colours.

Michelle said...

Sweet birds at the feeder.

Stephanie said...

Lucky you to still have color in your garden.

LONDONLULU said...

Wonderful & colorful November collage, such rich burnt tones for the season!

Paul in Powell River said...

ll those nice autumn oranges, and the finches fit right in.

Lowell said...

Those wee finches are so cute! I'm not even going to try to pronounce all those other names! I'm not very smart, but I'm not crazy! :-)

Sandra said...

your photos glow like jewels, the colors are so beautiful. in color pallettes i always go for jewel colors, not pastels, and i think that is why i love your photos

Judy said...

It is getting to be that time of year...
I do like the finches!

George said...

You always create beautiful collages for these posts. I really like the photo of the finches facing off.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, the house finches and the coneflower seed pods are my favorite shots. Have a great day!

Carver said...

I always love your nature collages. The lighting in these makes me think autumn even without the subject matter.

Susan said...

This collage is so very, very pretty!

Leora said...

I like the maiden grass and the Diablo ninebark - great names!

lotusleaf said...

I like the names of the plants- Obedient plant, diabolo ninebark, maiden grass! I wonder if any plant in the planet is really obedient...

Betty Manousos said...

cool collage! love it!

happy november!

Rambling Woods said...

You made something beautiful out of your weather...your house finch look great.. I always have some with eye disease..too much inbreeding from the original 40 birds that were released pets from years ago..Michelle

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