Autumn heralds color changes; we all anticipate the breathtaking beauty of deciduous maples, oaks and aspen. If we are observant, we will also notice the rich colors birds sport after their fall molts. Adding to the seasonal surprise is the variation in the birds visiting our lawns and feeders. Here I captured my most recent irruption: Pine Siskins!
CONTESTANT NUMBER THREE: This year I noticed some spectacular color among the ever-green needles of the White Pines. Interior shards of gold, the old needles clung in brilliant contrast to the forest colored new growth. Just days later the needles dropped, carpeting the ground in tawny pine tags.
Contestant Number One
Contestant Number Two
Today is the first day of Fall 2011 and here in northeastern Pennsylvania it is reliably gray and damp. A hint of color perked me up, though. Grabbing my camera I raced to beat the torrential rain and captured these early signs of season’s turning.
I started today with a quick hunt through my Donald C. Minor Postcard Collection for depictions of rain or autumn or late summer or school. My grandfather received this gem from a friend who signed him/herself as HM.
What a strange card for one child to send to another!