Sunday, November 9, 2014

Early November

 Mailbox garden

Grey clouds dominate East Gwillimbury's skies in November but this mailbox is sure to brighten a delivery person's day.

Only a few seeds left

Blue jays and chickadees have been feasting on sunflower seeds.

 White-throated Sparrow

 Ground-feeding White-throated Sparrows enjoy eating treats living on the forest floor, such as beetles, millipedes, spiders and snails. During the winter months, though, they will eat millet and black-oil sunflower seeds at feeders. November is an in-between time when they eat animal matter as well as seeds.


Golden tamaracks

Soon the tamaracks will drop their needles and the trees will look dead like other deciduous trees. Come spring and they'll grow new green needles.

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46 comments:

Revrunner said...

The name "tamarack" gets used a lot here in the States for businesses, housing developments, etc. No doubt inspired by the tree.

Andy said...

It is that time of year when the outdoor colours turn blah. You still have manage to find some that are still hanging on.

Margaret Adamson said...

Love the wonderful light in all the shots.

rainfield61 said...

Early November.

Another new perspective.

New friends.

A Quiet Corner said...

Like the cycle of the Tamarack...shed the old, generate new!!...:)JP

Sandra said...

that is one cute mail box and those grasses amaze me growing up there, one of the few plants that grow here and in the cold ...i love grasses. the sunflower photo is a work of art.. and food of course

Indrani said...

Love the colors, soon it is all going to be white!

Mersad said...

Nothing beats fall colors. And I think your last shot proves that a lot!!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jette Hollesen said...

Fantastic shot of the seed. So expressiv!

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JetteMajken

Barbara Wójcik said...

Wonderful...

TexWisGirl said...

the tamaracks sure are pretty! i love the ornamental grasses, too.

Mary Hone said...

Great shots. I have only seen the tamarack when it's green, so that was great.

Birdman said...

Love this tamarack image. November on fire.

Linda W. said...

Love the golden tamaracks! We have the same trees here in the Pacific NW but we call them larches.

William Kendall said...

The tamaracks look amazing!

Stephanie said...

The tamaracks are gorgeous! Beautiful images!

llandudnopictures said...

Very autumnal scenes!

Ginny said...

These tamaracks are beautiful!! I wonder if we have them, but I did not know what their name is? Are they a kind of pine? You took an old dead sunflower and made it into art!

Hilary said...

I love the look of spent sunflowers. Lovely pic.

It was only when moving up north last year that I learned that the meany "discoloured" trees which I thought would be evergreens were larch or tamarack. And that they weren't dying after all. There seemed to be a lot more last year than this season.

Sylvia K said...

I do love the tamaracks! Such a gorgeous color! Cute mailbox! You do get such great captures -- every day and I do so enjoy your posts every day as well!! Have a great new week!!

RedPat said...

It's good that there are still some trees around with colour on these grey days. We still have a lot of trees with leaves.

cieldequimper said...

Early November looks so pretty!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful scenes. The Tamaracks are gorgeous.

Small City Scenes said...

It is November isn't it. Nice shots. MB

Terri said...

Beautiful fall colors..the plants around the mailbox are gorgeous!

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty fall pictures. The tamaracks are about the only colour in the woods now except for the odd oak.

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing the treaeures of a northern November



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Randy said...

Love the photo of the sunflower.

Felicia said...

beautiful late fall images.

Grandma C said...

Cute mailbox garden. I like the combination of plants. The shot of the sunflower is beautiful. I like the capture of the remaining seeds.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The tamaracks are so pretty in transition. Lovely Autumn pictures every one.

NatureFootstep said...

so very beautiful. Loved that cool mailbox :)

Kate said...

Soon these lovely autumn scenes will be gone. We had our first snowfall last night. Grrrr!

see you there! said...

I like all the signs of the changing season. The mailbox got a smile out of me.

Darla

marshaleith said...

wow- the photograph of the sunflower is incredible!!!
not sure if there are any tamaracks where I live.. I will have to check it out!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's so important to enjoy the colours now!

sonia a. mascaro said...

The Mailbox garden is lovely!
Love the colors and you took great photos.

Photo Cache said...

november is a beautiful time of the year.

Lois said...

Lovely pictures! I adore that mailbox.

Jack said...

EG, your sunflower image is spectacular. Love it!

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

love your photos especially the mailbox garden

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Yep, I can tell it is Fall up there where you are.

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! All of them !

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have captured the shades of November perfectly...such a beautiful post :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You have captured the shades of November perfectly...such a beautiful post :)

Shammickite said...

I was worried about the tamarack tree that I can see from my window, and then very relieved when it grew new needles in the spring!

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