Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fall Foliage and Birds

Carolina Chickadee in Silverbell print

We’ve had a couple of cold snaps and the fall leaves are beautiful this year, especially those of the Sourwood trees which range in color from deep red to bright gold. Other winners this year include Silverbell (the Chickadees love to sit in them), Muscadine grape, Sweet Gum, Black Gum, Huckleberry (wild Blueberry), Redbud, Ironwood, Red Maple and many more. The woods are ablaze with color. This is so unusual for south Louisiana, where we are usually lucky if we see two or three different trees in full color at the same time. We're offering many of the photographs on our Zazzle Gallery.

Many migrating birds have arrived and we are especially enjoying the Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Some other of the birds of fall include Northern Cardinals, Pine Warblers, Woodpeckers, Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, Brown-headed Nuthatches and Eastern Bluebirds. We so enjoy watching the birds year round, but they especially brighten up the dreary days.

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