before the chill of November set in. Yet, there were many slow down
and enjoy days as well.
The last of the wild flowers bloomed brilliantly
as well as the remaining garden flowers.
Bees of every kind busily collected the offering of each available flower
The Monarch butterflies made their annual migrating trip,
stopping to rest for a few days before heading on.
The many migrating birds came to visit as well.
This year we had a group of Blue Jays..........
something we have never had visit here before.
Their loud squawk was so different than the usual
song bird in our area.
We have also had an abundance of deer coming into
the yard in the late afternoon to eat the remaining bird feed
left on the ground. I quietly followed this buck in the
woods for about 40 minutes. He knew I was following,
yet he slowly walked, stopped to nibble grass, and look back
at me, allowing me to take his photo.
We often surprise each other when we round the corner of the
yet this one, was not frightened of me, and allowed
me to get very close to take his photo.
I told all of my friends that I "shot" and 8 point buck..........
"with my camera" .........only
October left us close on it's last days with a taste
of the cold that is to come. First came the ice storm,
then the soft, falling snow.
The woods always seem so magical and peaceful in a blanket of snow.
I stepped out into the early morning to capture a beautiful
sunrise......and after looking over the photos on the computer
I was surprised to see an angel in the clouds.
Do you see her? Look to the left of the top of the electric
pole. I see flowing hair, a head, neck and flowing gown
Here is a clearer shot. My husband also noticed a face looking
down.....do you see that as well?
I believe in angels............do you?