It’s two years later and the leaves haven’t even started to get serious about changing. Maybe they will soon. The weather is right, though it is warmer than it used to be. I suspect fall will arrive, but like last year, it will come later than it did a few years ago.
We took our cameras and went to River Bend. We hoped there would be some autumn foliage. There was a bit. A few changing maples. Hints of gold in the dark green leaves of late summer. Mostly, it was lovely but not especially autumnal.
Today the leaves began to fall. They haven’t changed color. They just started falling, a storm of leaves. Maybe it was the wind or maybe it’s going to be a year when instead of autumn, the leaves curl up and fall to the ground.
At least the weather has been lovely. Bright, clear, cool at night. Warm by day. It is the first really nice weather we’ve had all season.
We do have birds. They are very shy and mostly small. Lots of chickadees, nuthatches, and titmice plus a few others I’ve not yet identified. They are in different feathers than they were during breeding. I will capture them. This is their hungry time.