20161120-22 Oh, Wild West Wind, …

thou breath of Autumn’s being
  Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing….

http://www.bartleby.com/101/610.html

It is that time of year again, winter cometh but as P.B. Shelley said, “If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

Here are some late fall pix taken over the last few days:

p1810352-1

Phragmites waving in breeze …

p1810360-1

Shebeshekong Road:

p1810382-1

Familiar sights along the Skerryvore  Community Road:

p1810385-1

p1810388-1

p1810391-1

Tamaracks have lost their needles now …

p1810392-1

Gereaux Lake looks cold..

p1810400-1

Virgin’s Bower leaves little puffs after throwing their seeds …

p1810401-1

Virgin’s Bower inflorescence up close …

p1460766-1-2

These are attracted to my doggie, Brandy, the German Shepherd …

p1460804-1

 

Phragmites in the sunshine …

p1460808-1

WHA???  This time of year??

p1460830-1

I just had to make a record of these little puddles surrounding the floating lily pads.

p1810408-1-crop

This is what they looked like in the landscape, during a light snowflurry…

p1810408-1

You can see the snow flurries a bit more clearly when you click on this photo …

p1460842-1-2

These lily pads are in a different pond a day later …

p1460850-1

See this beaver’s eye and paw?

p1460881-1

I made these two just to examine what our eyes see:

Focused on the piece of ice:

p1460886-1

Focused on the tree trunks in the reflection, the rest “disappears”.

p1460889-1

Aha!  The beaver is back!

p1460859-1

Snow is expected in the next few days.   Nice!

Mary Holland explains the reproductive strategy of Ladyslippers.