I really hope you aren't all sick to death of photos of autumn, herons and egrets.
You see, I just can't stop taking pictures. This is one of the most beautiful autumns I can remember.
I put on the headphones (and they really DO make you walk faster) and do my time going around the large circular path.
At the Ditch, the colors don't seem to change all at once. It evolves, which makes every walk interesting.
The sunlight just seems to make every leaf glow.
And the water -- it looks absolutely magical.
I love watching Harry hunt for food. He is so focused, so determined.
There are actually two Harrys, but I don't know how to tell them apart, other than that one tends to be on the northern pond, the other a bit more south.
The egret tends to hang right in the middle (very unphotographable)...
...or near the reeds and weeds. (Equally tough to photograph).
It's so hard to catch a photo of them flying (that isn't totally blurred!). But I felt relatively good about this one, even if the focus is a little soft.
Of course, it's not just birds -- there are squirrels stuffing their faces...
...and playing "run up and down the tree."
The fauna is fabulous, but so is the flora, even those in a more muted palate!
There are lots of ducks. Is this a wood duck? He looks much different from the mallards.
And there are always other walkers. Sometimes we walk together, sometimes we watch together.
Someday I will get a great photo of Harry.
Till then, thanks for enjoying these with me.
I wish you could be walking this path...
...enjoying all this color and beauty.
And my birds.
Winter will soon be here, Harry will head to a warmer climate. These beautiful leaves will make a crunchy carpet on the ground until they are covered by snow.
And believe me, I won't be ditching too much!