Black Raspberries Ripen

These look like ripe raspberries but are black raspberries about halfway to their final color.  The bushes were full for a while but it’s been a hot summer and a lot of berries shriveled before they were eaten.  What a …

Yellow (Northern) Flicker

A loud call was coming from up on the electrical pylon that is situated on one side of the river.  My eyes weren’t sharp enough to see what it was but it looked a bit like a woodpecker.  Once I …

Rainbow of Leaves

The colors changing more quickly now.  This tree was changing from the outer edge to the inside, with reds and golds slowly turning to green, all on the same branch.  It reminded me of a rainbow.

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Blushing Milkweed

I was sad to hear that Pointe Pelee had cancelled its monarch butterfly activities because so few seem to have migrated north again.  Something seems to be quite wrong with the butterfly population.  We have masses of milkweed pods along …

Natural Maple Leaf Flags

The leaves are changing color but not uniformly.  Lots of green still but a few maples have dropped their leaves already and I found a few red ones lying by themselves.  They remind me of Canadian flags in their natural …

Late Afternoon Berries

These berry remnants were startlingly red and seemed almost pink in the late afternoon autumn sun.  The birds have been making good work of the berries and I don’t expect to see much more of these up near the path.  …

Red Sky in the Morning

Another beautiful sunrise.  I almost prefer one with clouds over a clear sky, as the redness of the day makes little difference to me since I’m entirely protected from the elements.  It has made me realize, though, how often our …

More Apples

More of the apples.  The sunlight made them look so appealing I didn’t to miss an opportunity to record what they looked like.  More frequently than I would have expected, I find that if I do not take a picture …

Wild Apples

The apples have ripened into lovely red fruit.  The windfalls have also increased, so there will be some happy animals reaping those, I’m sure.  A tree that people walk below has had its apples trampled, and the smell of alcohol …