The weather is supposed to be nice — maybe a bit cool — so everyone have a fun Halloween celebration!
Archives for October 2018
I love the fall season. I love to watch the change in color of the warm season native plants — forbs, grasses, trees and shrubs. I’ve always known the change in color had something to do with the chlorophyll in the plants, but I thought it was about time I learned what happens to create the beautiful colors of fall. I knew it wasn’t magic…. [Read more…]
This past weekend was work weekend at our hunting property. My brothers, their families and I always try to get together before the gun deer season to clean the shack, maintain equipment, make wood and check deer stands. This year was tough finding a weekend to do this (everyone has so many other commitments which happens when families get older), but we managed one day all together. I, being the oldest and retired, was able to happily stay on a few extra days and enjoy the peace and gentle quietness of the forest and, for a change, the twinkleness of the night skies and an waxing full moon.
While there, of course, I had to take photos of my favorite American Beech trees. Reference my 2016 post American Beech (Fagus grandifolia). The trees don’t have quite the same color this year, but they’ve grown immensely. What you think?