Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Summer secrets

Eastern Bluebird at nestbox

I love the golden woods,

where, even on the dimmest days,

what little light there is seems more.

And boughs barely seen under splendid array,
stretch long and lean toward the sky.

Eastern box turtle
Now, are summer’s secrets revealed.

American beech leaves

Turkeytail fungi

White-crowned Sparrow

The falls on Avey's Run
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The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Lovely photos and words. If only we could hold and enjoy this season for another month…

If only.

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous photo's, they brightened my day :D

cestoady said...

Such simple splendor captured so beautifully in elegant images of secrets revealed. Lovely beyond words.

bobbie said...

Such beautiful photos!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I thought Box turtles would be hibernating by now. I wonder when they go to sleep for the winter?

Patricia said...

The cool temperatures of the fall signal the Box Turtle that it is the time to return to their favorite places to hibernate. They sometimes travel great distances to overwinter in the same hibernaculum. They are still active in NY as well.

Beautiful picture of a rare animal. Unfortunately, turtle populations are in decline nation wide.

NCmountainwoman said...

Such gorgeous photographs. I'll keep coming back to see their beauty.

Deborah Godin said...

What a delightful series of transitionall shots...oh, and that dear little turtle face!

Misty Dawn said...

These images are outstanding! What a beautiful area! I'm luvin that turtle.