Saturday Snapshot Oct. 26: The Woods in the Fall

We don’t have the colorful foliage which many of you are privileged to behold, but Beauty dwells within our woods too:

The Woods

Especially in the evening sun:

Trees in the duskTrees reaching for the evening skyTrees in the setting sunThe woods are lovely, dark and deep:

Dark and deepBut for these inhabitants, it’s time to eat:


WoodpeckerDinner timeAnd for some others, miles to go before they sleep:

Canada Geeseand miles to go before they sleep:

Miles to go*

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All photos in this post taken by Arti of Ripple Effects, Fall 2013.
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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

38 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot Oct. 26: The Woods in the Fall”

  1. It’s pretty but I’m already feeling the cold. I think we are at peak color this week. We’re fortunate to have lots of reds and golds here in Illinois.


    1. Leslie,

      It wasn’t that cold when I took these photos. In the 60’s F. With our dry, crisp air, and sunny skies, it’s quite comfortable in the fall.


    1. Louise,

      Oh that just may be one bird I see more often than you then… they are in our woods, and every now and then, I get to see the Pileated Woodpecker, the big, red-crested one. It’s always a joy to see them.


  2. I’m just amazed by the variety I’ve seen on my trip. At my aunt’s in Kansas City, the trees were beautiful, and hadn’t yet lost their leaves. In Oklahoma and Arkansas I was a little early for color.

    What amazed me was the Kansas prairie. Like your photos here, the view isn’t the prototypical “fall color”, but it still was beautiful. There are 50 varieties of grass on the prairie, and they all turn colors – purple, gold, rust. and so on.

    I love your photos of the geese – I got to see them and hear them one morning. It was only a couple of “Vs”, but it was enough to satisfy me.

    Your little woodpecker is lovely. Isn’t that a downy? I know the red-headed one, but we don’t get many woodpeckers.

    I think my favorite is the one with peach-colored clouds and the bare trees. You really have developed a bit of a style for nature photography – so sensitive, and beautiful.


    1. Linda,

      The Woodpeckers belong more in our environs I suppose, since my neck of the woods is a Boreal Forest where they inhabit. Yes, that’s a downy. I always find it such a joy spotting birds other than a sparrow, a chickadee, or a nuthatch. Those three are the most common for us in this time of the year. The sky is beautiful on a clear day. Fall is a wonderful time for us. Even though we don’t get the colors as you or those who live in New England area (BTW, seeing the foliage there is on my ‘bucket list’ ;)) fall is probably the most beautiful season in my opinion. Glad you’re enjoying your road trip.


  3. There is joy in every colour and mood of autumn, just delightful pics, thank you so much for sharing. Leaves far from falling here, unseasonably warm, but the clocks changed this morning so appreciating an extra hour in the day πŸ™‚


    1. Claire,

      Our clocks change next weekend. Interesting that we don’t change our time together. But for us, fall is well underway, and… they’re expecting snow soon.


    1. Brona,

      That’s interesting! We’re ‘way up North’ from the Ingalls. But glad you’ve enjoyed the photos. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your thought. πŸ˜‰


    1. brokencookiesdontcount,

      Yes, the light was beautiful as I took these photos… woods in the fall, setting sun. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. πŸ˜‰


  4. I love these photographs, Arti. The woods are my favorite biome, anyway, and you have captured them beautifully.

    By the way, Within The Budding Grove is not going well for me. Perhaps I’m too busy in my life right now to slow down and enjoy it? I hope you’re faring better, and I look forward to what you have to say.


    1. Bellezza,

      O don’t worry, I know how hard it is to settle down and read, albeit just 12 pages a day. That’s the no. of pages I’d calculated to finish the book by end of Nov. I’m now about half way. While there are passages that I’ve highlighted and underlined, there are pages I just skimmed through, try not to be bogged down by them. But overall so far, I’ve been enjoying it, esp. the detailed self-analysis of the adolescent narrator’s unrequited love for Gilberte, and his crush on her mother. Quite amusing actually. I’ll keep you posted… planning a midway post for next week.


    1. LA,

      You’re always welcome, anytime. Snow came a couple of days ago, in all its fury. Yes, a mini snow storm in Oct. Guess we’re into an early winter. Glad I’d taken these pics.


      1. It’s only snowed in NYC once in October in the 31 years I’ve lived here. That was two years ago. We thought we were going to get hammered with winter, but that year winter was very mild. I suspect October snow by you is not much of surprise.


  5. OH, those birches — and those sunsets. And the birds — no one does birds like you do. I find your woods a beautiful spot, a spot I would love to discover. Thank you for taking us there.


  6. Oh, you weren’t kidding about the evening light! It’s the golden hour for sure. That glow on the chin of that squirrel… glorious. And the delicate green fronds in front of that deer. And your Frost-y words to accompany it all πŸ™‚


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