Gadzooks! We’ve been off WordPress for a month? Here’s a gallery for a little catching up on some of October’s sights.
This goldfinch must’ve been ravenous! He proved quite determined to pluck every single seed out of a faded wild sunflower, pecking at the little globe from every angle.
My had husband pointed out the flash of yellow among the quivering stems and we watched for about 10-15 minutes as he performed his acrobatics during breakfast yesterday. A few minutes later, the Mrs. showed up to finish off what he’d left.
With skies like this? Who needs TV?
Some creatures aren’t afraid to stand out in the wild. This jumping spider was quite eye- (and lens-) catching. Thanks to Henderson State University’s site for the ID.
This little tiny yellow spider was about 3/16ths of an inch long and had strung its web between the empty seed-bearing arms of some wild grass.
This week’s challenge is On the Move. Here’s what’s been moving in the trees.
Other movement you might like:
- Motor racing — http://icezine.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/on-the-move-weekly-photo-challenge/
- Up and Down – http://mittenedhands.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/up-and-down/
- Multimodal motion – http://sfchapman.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
- Hooves, helmets and dust – http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
- Old school donkey cart – http://2fehah.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
- Waterbird and turtle train – http://tomwarrenphoto.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/on-the-move-2/
- Kicking up a wake in NY harbor – http://windagainstcurrent.com/2014/05/09/weekly-photo-challenge-on-the-move/
Fall’s vivid colors have spanned several months here on the mountain. Most of these photos were taken in early November, a couple of them were taken within the last week. Even here on the penultimate day of November, the oaks, hickories and sweet and black gums still retain their color, even if the canopy is thinning day to day.
Nature has outdone herself this year in Arkansas. The fall colors seem to have lasted longer and been more saturated than any autumn in recent memory. The sun’s low angle made these colors even more warm.