Monday, October 28, 2013

Late October

Jacket weather

Our weather had been warmer than usual until last week. Now we are wearing jackets. As you can see in the largest square, some fishers  are also wearing hats and mittens. Brrr.

Moving clockwise: goldfinches are chowing down, this one is eating Echinacea seeds;  cleaned-out sunflower seed heads (at sunset) show that blue jays and chickadees have been enjoying one of their favourite foods; leaves are falling from the trees; monarchs are migrating south but still finding clover nectar on their way; and canoes are still out but will soon be put away till next spring.

Another view of the sunflower at sunset

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42 comments:

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful images of Autumn!

rainfield61 said...

Welcome, Autumn.

Buttons said...

Oh yes the temps have dropped and fishing with mittens would be a challenge. Great photos. I LOVE this time of year. B

Lowell said...

This is a superb post…you've really captured well the "end of October." Love the boat and ducks and the collage is perfect! But the final shot really does say it all…showing the warmth that is fading away!

Sandra said...

that sunflower in the sunset just might be my most favorite of all your photos ever.. that is stunning.

Kate said...

It's a terrific autumn collage. The sunflower looks a bit depleted!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

wonderful photo of the sunflower at sunset

Judy said...

Beautiful Autumn and I LOVE that last shot!

cieldequimper said...

Before scrolling down I thought oh what a wonderful sunset and there it is! Waouh (sorry, French!)

see you there! said...

That last photo is so moody, sunset and the "sunset" of the sun flower. Good job!

Darla

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It is the best time of year, Isn't it?!
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Pamela Gordon said...

Brrrr. It's definitely colder here too. Love the sunflower photo and the mosaic. I've never seen finches eating my coneflower heads. I know they like them but I just never see it happen. ;)

Nicki said...

The season change is definite and another farewell in grand form with your sunset view of the sunflower.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

The sunflower at sunset is awesome

Rose said...

Sunflower at Sunset is so beautiful. An awesome shot.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Michelle Lovely to see the last of birds and plants before it gets very cold. I think most people have had an extended autumn thus making the winter shorter, I hope!

Our photos said...

Beautiful is the photo of sunflower!
Greetings, RW & SK

Jane of Levant said...

Love the collage and that sunflower pic is fantastic - plenty of goldfinch on our sunflower feeders - autumn has arrived here to - leaves are starting to turn - Jane uk

DeniseinVA said...

Great selection of photos! I love the one of the sunflower and sunset particularly.

TexWisGirl said...

yup, that sunset sunflower head was my favorite pic. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The sunflower at sunset is an amazing image.

Small City Scenes said...

Your sunflowers are looking like ours. Beautiful images of Fall. MB

edenhills said...

I can't believe we're already at the end of October! Beautiful scenes. I really like the effect of the sun behind the sunflower.

William Kendall said...

Somehow that fallen leaf catches my eye most in that collage! Nice shots!

kelley jensen said...

I love that sunflower shot. I recently read a quote that said "October is my favorite color". I've really enjoyed your images of October.

Carver said...

Beautiful autumn shots. I love the sunflower at sunset.

Linda W. said...

Love your last shot - very nice! Yes, its time to don those jackets - winter is coming, and with it SKI SEASON!! Yahoo!

Carole M. said...

enjoy the outdoors while you can; Autumn is my favourite time of year but here on the east coast, Australia, it lingers longer. I really love your sunset sunflower photograph

RedPat said...

I wore gloves today!

JJ said...

I was originally from New Hampshire, so I do remember the cold weather. Now, I am a weather wimp living in Florida. However, Fall is beautiful in the North country.

Janie said...

I love the sunflower at sunset.
We've been warm, too, but that's all going to end in the next 24 hrs. Snow is in the forecast! It won't stay, but still, seems early.

Jack said...

EG, your sunflower/sunset image is excellent!

Stephanie said...

Wow! Absolutely adore the wilted sunflower with the sunset backdrop - stunning! Nice collage with lots of colors.

Randy said...

That last photo is stunning.

Randy said...

That last photo is stunning.

Leora said...

Lovely sunflower at sunset - quite a photo. It's a beautiful time of year.

Judy said...

I love that sunflower!!!

Laura said...

That sunflower at sunset is exceptionally beautiful! The link for I Heart Macro is still open if you'd like to add it to the collection:-)

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful shots. That sunflower sums up the season beautifully - utterly spent.

eileeninmd said...

I always enjoy your nature mosaics and photos. The Goldie at the seed is wonderful and the last sunset shot is gorgeous. Have a great week!

Sue said...

You make the best collages!

=)

Rambling Woods said...

Love the sunflower sunset and lovely male monarch... Lucky to see one.. I have not seen one... Michelle

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