Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Charm

A nice day to watch the river go by, and listen to a prairie breeze move the trees.
Silver-spotted Skipper
One of the smallest of the aster blooms is about the diameter of a pencil.
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A lone Monarch
I was watching woodpeckers for quite a while before I noticed this Great Blue Heron laughing at me.


Boy, this always feels so good to roll in the sand.
A small flock of Northern Flickers followed some Bluebirds around the pond.
This Eastern Bluebird was starting to molt. I wasn't sure if they were flying to warmer weather or sticking around a bit longer. All the others have flown away quite a long time ago.
More eagles are showing up. The will trade places with the Turkey Vultures soon.
Leaves are showing a slight change in color, where some softwoods have just shed their leaves without turning color.
Asters range in color from a deep purple to white.
My favorite shot from this last month

13 comments:

  1. Rolling around in sand is better than rolling around in horse manure, which is what my dog likes to do. Those purple flowers are so pretty.

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  2. Hi OOTP - love the photos .. and yes the laughing heron. It's great to see different creatures you have around ... cheers Hilary

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  3. I agree that was a great day for an outing. The pictures are really great.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  4. Rolling in the sand is such a fun pic! love it... Love the last one. It would be anyone's favorite!

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  5. Love that title, October Charm.... That's what I love about Fall---its charm..... NEAT!!!!!

    We are getting lots of rain though this week. We needed the rain --so no complaints, other than we now have had ENOUGH... ha...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. Just beautiful, Steve. Love that one with the Monarch on the purple asters.

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  7. I can see why it is your favorite shot. There is an innocence and purity in it.

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  8. Love the asters. Lily sure knows how to have a good time

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  9. Your favorite shot of the month is also a winner. There's much more than just a good reflection here.

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  10. I'm impressed with the photos. Butterflies aren't easy to keep up with.

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  11. beautiful photos. we're starting to have cool mornings but high temps are still in the 80s. perfect weather, not so humid.

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  12. Great photos, as usual. Loved that Heron shot!

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