Posts Tagged ‘leaves’

Wordless Wednesday…staying simple

Posted: November 4, 2020 in Nature
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Even in Arizona, if you get high enough, you’ll see leaf color change. Mr. Lemmon tops out over 9,000′, reached by the scenic Catalina Highway. We drove up the 27-mile Catalina Highway, a designated scenic byway, Saturday, starting in the desert, ending in alpine forest by the ski area where we managed to catch some leaf color. Mountains!! Yeah!!

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.

Take a closer look.

Posted: May 19, 2020 in Nature
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I noticed some birds hanging around eating seeds, so I sat down for a bit, hoping they’d move close enough for a phone shot. That didn’t happen but I did get a closer look at some of the plants. I found these leaves rather attractive, but does everything in the desert have sharp edges? 🙂

I’m headed to Philadelphia for Thanksgiving, van loaded with things for our daughter. While I’m gone, I’ll be sharing autumn photos from McDowell Forest Preserve, part of Dupage County’s extensive park system. I hope you enjoy them as much as the last round.

For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving, may it be a happy time with friends a/o family counting your many blessings.

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