Monday, October 5, 2015

...and I Still Have Great Fall Colors

    Yesterday I took some people to a local wetlands for two hours of birding. I was surprised  to still find brilliant fall colors. Usually our leaves do not hang on for long. This fall the leaves turned color and have stayed on the tree. This morning was our first hard frost... minus 5 C ( 24 F). The leaves were rapidly falling this morning. It's a good thing I was out yesterday afternoon.
  
The Michael Obrien Wetland is a man made wetland. Riparian plants have been planted on the edges of the series of ponds. Other trees have been planted on the area so it makes a first class park area right in town. The objective of this wetland is to treat some of the street run off so that the water is in better condition when it is returned to the river.









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    1. Thanks. We usually don't get such great color.

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful, Fall scenery. How nice that the leaves stayed on the trees for a longer spell this year.

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  3. Beautiful autumn colours. We don't see foliage colour like that here. Today I was held up on the road by a flock of ewes and lambs, a sure sign that we are well into our spring.

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    1. I think you stay green all year? I'd buy that!

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  4. colour here rarely gets to compete with these.

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    1. I think you have more trees where they maintain their leaves.

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  5. Wonderful colours, I am always surprised the leaves changes so suddenly in yellow and red, and then they are suddenly all gone when the cold comes in at night.

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    1. They are interesting changes and I also like spring where the leaves slowly emerge.

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  6. Wow, totally different from here where it is barely turning.

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  7. Wonderful pictures, Red. I'm glad you got out for these before the frost caused them to drop off. :-)

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    1. I've made an effort to get out every sun. afternoon.

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  8. It looks like a pretty area, Red. We're finally starting to see fall colours here.

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    1. It's like everywhere else. tTere are places that are better than others so naturally I go to the good places.

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    1. Thankyou. They're brilliant this year.

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  10. Thanks for sharing these glorious fall colors.

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    1. They're really something this year.

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  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous area! So many lovely autumn shades.

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    1. Now I've picked the best spots for you.

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  12. The colours are wonderful there. I'm glad you were able to capture it for us. I especially love that last image with the autumn shades contrasting with that brilliant blue water.

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  13. Thanks. It's been a great fall for color.

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  14. Wow, you yellows really jump out at you. We have few trees here that have started to turn, but not a lot yet. Another couple to three weeks and they will be in full bloom. Your photos are really nice.

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  15. You've worked in these wetlands, haven't you? What fun teaching, you're always a teacher.

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  16. Gorgeous fall colors! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! :)

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  17. Such beautiful yellows and golds! Pure sunlight. I hope you found some birds, too.

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  18. Yellow everywhere and did you see any birds????

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  19. Beautiful the yellow and golds. Love all your pictures.

    Yes as troutbirder asked. Did you see some birds in those hours?

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  20. Hi Red, I am enjoying your fall color photos. After looking at the pics here, in this post, I noticed down at the bottom of the page, it says, You might also like: "It's a Beautiful Day in my Neighborhood" ... that's your post on Tuesday, October 22, 2013. So now I'm wondering ... How is that huge poplar tree looking? :-)

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    1. Right now the huge poplar tree is leafless. I quite often photograph that poplar tree as it's about 150 yards from my house. the tree is doing well.

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