Birding has been slow as most our summer birds have left while most of the birds who overwinter here are just beginning to show up. If it’s sunny, though, I’m out walking rather than walking in circles at the YMCA. On days when birds are scarce, I turn to the plants for photographic inspiration.
I’ve always liked this tunnel through the woods near the end of the trail,
and it’s even nicer accompanied by the sound of dry leaves crackling and swishing.
With trees losing their leaves, it’s easier to notice some of the beautiful groundcover I hadn’t noticed all summer.
Of course, the prettiest leave are still hanging on, whether brilliant yellow
or bright red.
Beauty this precious is always the last thing to go.