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Monday, December 5, 2011

This and that from the Late Summer Woods

Back into my archives of my many summer and late summer
photos, so that I can still share them with you.

Right now, all is white outside of my U.P. windows,
but I took so many pictures last summer and fall
that I figured I didn't want them to go to waste, right???



Blue heron in flight:







A shot up a little closer:







Remember full, green canopies?
The leaves have all changed colors
and dropped off now....(sigh!):







And, sweet dragonflies are but memories now:








This shot reminds me that I have to strap on some snowshoes
and go and take some winter waterfall shots, SOON!:







Fireweed....its blossoms climbing to the top, to tell us summer is about over:








A hawk, hiding behind the leaves:














The Lily pads, changing into autumn colors on the pond:

It is hard to believe that all of this greenery
and wildlife
have all changed, now that winter is happening.

Nature is such a miracle on how it works, isn't it???

15 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

The seasons keep changing on me faster and faster as I get older. I don't like cold but I love the look of fresh snow. Your photos are wonderful. I really like the lily pond changing color,

Bossy Betty said...

Ah! What a great season! Love that blue heron shot.

Eva Gallant said...

My favorite is the waterfall!

TexWisGirl said...

the pond and the falls are so beautiful! thanks for digging these out!

Karin M. said...

Great nature shots, in this gray season a nice light-looking ...
Greeting Karin

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

....All beautiful.
Costas

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Perfect post for today. It is the coldest day we have had so far,this winter. This post brought sunshine and warmth. Thanks again.

Sandra said...

nature is indeed a miracle. it dies and is reborn over and over and over. and each season is as beautiful as the one before and after it.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Looking forward to your photos of water falls in winter!!!

Gentle hugs,
"Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty;
it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness."

~~Charles Dickens

Ellen said...

Beautiful beautiful photos. I'm truly impressed with your talent.

Ratty said...

Beautiful pictures. I'm glad you shared them. I miss the days when everything looked like that outside. The white on the ground can be nice, but the green colors of nature are even nicer.

Valerie said...

Cheery pictures on a cold day. I like them all, and particularly the dragonfly.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Such beautiful reminders of summer.

Sandi McBride said...

I love winter reruns of Summer!!!
Thanks pal
hugs
Sandi

Sharon Wagner said...

Nice capture of the dragonfly.

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