Female Northern Cardinal on an alder branch.
Male Northern Cardinal on the garden fence.
The one time a male cardinal is sort of camouflaged.
View of the pondhouse from across the pond.
Leaves are mostly gone from the treetops. Now the understory glows.
Radar carries a small log on the leafy path back up to the house.
New England autumn beauty persists well into November. Time change last weekend and now it starts to get dark around 4 p.m.
Moving date is set for Nov. 28, closing Nov. 29.
Election day. I will be doing my civic duty and working as a ballot clerk in our small town for the last time. I stay to tally the write ins too.
Maple on fire!
What a morning. We are reaching the peak of color out back by the pond, field and red maple swamp.
White-throated sparrow, a bird we see in winter.
Sun coming up, moon going down. Pretty sure this tree had leaves yesterday!
Must remember these colors. They go so fast. And we go soon. House closing date is Nov. 29.
A nice place for a dog walk.
Yellow-rumped warblers are still here.
Yellow-rumped warbler of cuteness.
We were just leaving.
Green endures here.
By the pond.
Across the pond.
Garden, dog, pond house and mostly pond beyond.
Yellow-rumped warbler v. maple.
Yellow-rumped warblers are still around. This one alights on a winterberry branch.
Swamp sparrows too.
Cattails at the edge of the swamp.
Asters by the pond.
Northern cardinal is molting.
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For the past month or so, we have had more cardinals visiting the feeders than I remember being normal.
Female cardinal and mourning dove.
The weather has been very dry, but yesterday we had monsoon-like rainstorms. The autumn color has been lagging but maybe it will catch up now… and soon the leaves will “molt” too.