Wisps of clouds and soft colors defined a warm and peaceful sunrise
Natural rhythms were interrupted by unusually warm, dry and erratic weather patterns
Early leaf drop and muted colors in woodlands shifted attention to the landscape underfoot
The Harvest Moon reminded all of the landscape overhead
Harvested fields were crowded with hungry geese
Gulls as well as geese foraged in dense, low fog on cold mornings
Searches for fall landscapes led to familiar haunts, like the old mill pond
Driven more by photoperiod than the tricky warm weather, a mature male beaver prepared for winter by harvesting an aspen tree and stashing branches at the family lodge
Staghorn Sumac was on fire!
A large ash tree, dead for many years, returned to life. An impressive mass of “Chicken-of-the woods” fungus fruited on the base of the snag and lit up a drab woodland scene.
Photos by NB Hunter (October 2017). © All Rights Reserved.