Thursday, November 05, 2009

Indian Summer

The Juncos have returned.


They will stay all winter.
Chick-a-dees come and go.
They are friendly little birds.


Gulls circled my house this afternoon.
A warm southerly breeze kept them aloft.
I see them often in November.
The Northern Cardinals are still coming for seed.

They still act like mates even though
they have stopped singing.


I am on a quest.


I want to see as many butterflies and bees as I can
this November.




I want to remember each rose.


I walked the neighborhood.

Some of the trees are holding on to their leaves.


I placed our Jack-o-lantern out in the sun.
I hope it will dry.



It is Indian Summer.

15 comments:

Teri C said...

I LOVE those little snow birds and never get to see them in Arizona.

Wonderful photos!

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,

You saw that Horace's Duskywing in November? That seems real late for them. That pumpkin is a funny face,,, Enjoyed the post, have not seen a junco yet.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a nice variety of photos! Love the gulls! I still can't believe you see them where you live! How awesome! Love the little doll!

Wendy said...

Indian summer is a gift. We don't have it every year.
I thought I saw a junco the other day, but I wasn't sure. I'm glad they are back.
Your cardinals look so perky - full of colour and life.
Happy Indian summer,
Stay strong,

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We had our first Junco in the garden this week Sherry. Your photos are great. I think the butterflies here have all gone into their winter hibernation. The plume of the grass looks like a big heart. Great capture. It is cool but sunny here. Perfect fall days lately. We must enjoy them while we can.

Mel said...

Hola Sherry,
It's been a while. I hope everything is great with you.
Besos,
Mel

ShySongbird said...

I have fallen behind with my comments Sherry, but I have just enjoyed your Ps and your Sunday safari. All the photos are wonderful, I loved all the beautiful butterflies!

On this post the birds are all so pretty, the colours of the Cardinals are lovely.

Enjoy your Indian Summer!

sweet bay said...

The Juncos are here too. Ours are slate gray rather than coal black. I love your warty jack o' lantern. :)

Natural Moments said...

Nature is reflecting through your eyes and your eyes are reflecting Nature. You are One.
May you fly with the butterflies to all the flowers in the world.

amatamari© said...

A splendid light surrounds this photographic series, and all things live and breathe beauty.
Magnificent.
Thanks

guild-rez said...

Sherry,
Our "winter birds" have arrived in our garden as well, visiting the feeders and entertaining our cat.

Hope you can preserve your pumpkin. It's very nice carved face.
Great pictures!!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

never heard of juncos before - pretty birds they are.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful birds.....lovely cardinals, they always looks so soft.

Gulls are so elegant in flight....they fly over our house often.....they also feed in the farmers fields......


Our indian summer is over....it is wet and cool.......blue skies for the moment have disappeared. Bees, butterflies have disappeared.......

Sunday safari will be a challenge......

Deb said...

It is warm today ~ the squirrels are nibbling on our jack o'lanterns that we've placed in the corner of our backgarden. Carolina Wren has returned to our garden and we are thrilled to see her again & the Juncos.
Have a wonderful weekend Sherry♥

Mimi said...

You really captured the color and spirit of this season!