Thursday, October 9, 2008

To the woods

The arch of the Autumn leaves
beckoned me into the woods.

The thistle has gone to seed.

The algae bloom is over.
The pond is beginning to clear.

A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
made his way around the tree.

My bird book says I am in the northern part of his winter range.
I know he migrates.
Maybe he is passing through.
Welcome, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker!
You are worth lots of happiness points.


marmee said...
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marmee said...

oh my that shot of the trees and sky reflecting in the water, what beauty. i could frame that one and stare at it everyday. i am fond of the thistle going to seed too. you live amoung the most beautiful nature and the ability to share it with incredible photos and words. thank you, i wouldv'e gladly taken that walk with you.

Q said...

Dear MArmee,
I would have loved to have walked with you. Sometimes I get lonely during the day! I do have lots of bugs and birds and little critters to keep me company!
I love reflections in water too. This Little Pond is my project. I send gratitude and love to her.