"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.
It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it?"
~ Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery ~
Nature walks are a daily part of our lives. Sometimes they are close to home, sometimes we drive for a bit to reach a special place. There are times we just wonder and let nature guide us and there are times when we head out searching for something in particular.
Yesterday Reece and I headed to one of our favourite spots to look for signs of autumn. It was a beautiful morning and autumn really wasn't that hard to find.
~ beautiful maple leaves, falling gracefully from the trees
~ friendly chipmunks filling up their little cheeks and storing food for the long winter ahead
~ the squirrels must think there is a long winter coming because they are not usually this friendly
~ the chickadees have returned to our little part of the world, such a fun little bird
~ trails covered in golden leaves, and a few hanging out on tree trunks
~ incredible birdsong from a variety of birds, it was so loud we actually had to turn up the volume when we spoke...amazing!
It was a very magical morning with my little man, one that filled us up and left a smile on our faces.
I love when you charm the wildlife :) I haven't seen a chickadee around here for ages! Lovely photos and the squirrels around here have been driving our pup mad.ReplyDelete
And we so love charming them :) They are just making their way back to our neck of the woods, and he love them so. Thank you!Delete
So gorgeous! We are starting to get the cooler weather at night, but still manage to hit the high 70's during the day.ReplyDelete
Thanks. We are cooler at night too and warm during the day...perfect fall weather. Although I think there is a change coming in the next few days.Delete
Enjoy your beautiful weather.
I've seen this quote in various places lately. It's so lovely. I still have one of the beeswax leaves you sent us last year. I wish I could have kept them all. When we go to visit my mom in NM this coming week I' going to try and collect lots of leaves and dip them in beeswax. :) Have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
I love it! That is so sweet you still have one :) You and your girls will have fun dipping them. We are currently pressing the first of the really gorgeous leaves and will be dipping away soon :)Delete
Have a great time in NM.
Reece must be an animal whisperer! I am amazed at how they just come up and eat right out of his hand. Looks like a lovely spot. Love that quote by Anne - I totally agree with her!ReplyDelete
The animals are very friendly at this lovely spot, they are used to us humans and quite happy to indulge us :) I actually had a woodpecker in my hand as well, twice. That was pretty cool.Delete
OK...Bea and Steve and I all want to be here...in these beautiful pictures!ReplyDelete
And nothing like a bit of Anne Shirley...with an 'E'! Love!
We wish you were here to share it with us!!! Next time you visit we must do this :)Delete
GREAt quote!! And great photos! I love fall!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Me too :)Delete
wow. i don't think i've ever gotten that close to a bird. beautiful pictures.ReplyDelete
It is pretty cool, we go often and it is like the first time each visit. It never gets old. Thank you :)Delete
My very favourite autumn quote! Every Spring and Fall I itch to read the whole series, again and again!ReplyDelete
I am thinking I might need to pick it up again soon.Delete