Small joys

Posted: October 6, 2020 in birds, Nature
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Not everything in nature is large and/or showy. Look closely and you can see other things that bring joy, such as this little cutie hiding among the reeds.

Look higher and you might see this somewhat fierce-looking guy sporting some very natty threads!

My friends in most of the rest of the US are talking about the chilling effect of fall/autumn. Believe me, we’re feeling the chill, too! It’s been 105 or below for the high for some days now and later this week, temperatures are set to plunge into the 90’s or possibly even 89 for the high! Getting my fleeces out from where they’re packed as we speak. We even have some leaves in fall colors, although most of them are still attached. 🙂 It’s definitely a new adventure.

  1. I am from Croatia, Slavonia County. We have a beautiful fall, warm and dry (except for the occasional rain that just adds another note to the colors). I described it in my text Jesen 2020. The text is in Croatian, but the photos speak all languages. I also enjoy the little things that mean life.

    • Mirjana, I’m glad you’re having a lovely fall and thanks for visiting and commenting. The little things can easily be overlooked but contribute so much to joy in life.


  2. peggyjoan42 says:

    Beautiful post. Think Fall is coming faster than normal in many areas. Having cool mornings in Arkansas which are quite unnormal at this time of the year. Lovely photos.

    • It is October after all, Peggy, and where we used to live, that certainly constituted fall. Glad you enjoyed the photos and hope you’re enjoying the cool mornings. I’m loving them!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    89° ??? Oh my, I hope those fleeces are buried too deep.

    These are great photos, Janet. I particularly like the leaves.

    Stay safe, and try to stay warm.

    • I know where they are, Dan, and can access them in a moment or two if needed. I’m quite looking forward to wearing them and putting on a pair of long pants rather than shorts. Glad you like the photos. I like that leaves, too.

  4. Beautiful shots, and I appreciate the chuckle about unpacking your fleeces. 🙂

    • Thanks, Judy. I did leave my fleeces packed in a box and so far have only used a small number of tops of any kind. Make doing laundry easy because all the summer weight/size things don’t take up much room and especially here they dry in such a short time. I got rid of a lot of clothes before we moved and the majority are still lying or hanging where I put them when we moved in. It will be interesting to see what I use and what I don’t.

  5. Oh wow, you and Rob are in the same boat with that chill going on there. It’s so hard to imagine how different the climates are, until you’re there in the heat experiencing it first hand. We’ve had our first frost, and second one too this week here at Wild Ozark.

    • Hard to imagine frost these days, Madison, except with longing. 🙂 Once we’d been here awhile, we realized why my dad used to call us and say it was going to be a nice day because it was only getting to the 90’s. 🙂

  6. Beautiful photos Janet!

  7. Hammad Rais says:

    I hope that you may enjoy the coming season with all the warmth and comfort. Over here in my town, early predictions are indicating a lengthy winter season, which means more dryness.

  8. Try to stay warm as the temp drops, Janet! 🌞

  9. The birds and orange leaves are lovely!! It’s 82 here today, but it’s getting cold in the mornings. It was only 41 this morning.

  10. Resa says:

    Gorgeous shots! I especially love the birds.

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