With the temperature plummet down to the 20 degree mark, it is hard to stay outside long, especially when the wind cut through layers of clothing. These are just some random shots from inside and outside my home.
I wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, count your blessings and enjoy your time with family.
Outside my mudroom window, there are only these sparrows dominating the feeders. The blue jay, cardinal, and woodpecker haven't been back to visit. I still hear them around the neighborhood, but they seem to be busy building nest and "sagging" up!
Cardinal lives around my neck of the woods year round, and they are always a joy to see. This handsome one stopped by very early in the morning, before the wind kicked up. He picked something from those leaves, and ate it.
When the sun was out, I saw these lady bugs flying around, and landed on my screen door. Three of them seem to like the warmth of the sun, one without any spot, one with lots of spots, and one with a few.
Have you seen those hand written signatures on some blogs yet? Well, I have and I like that personal look of signature. I also have wondered where and how to get that look for my blog. There are many places that I've tried, but it was either too complicated or just not what I am after.
With all the beautiful autumn leaves covered the ground these days, it's hard to ignore the colors and beauty in them. I have been collecting leaves that spoke to me (yah, right) with their veins and colors. I have a desire to preserve them by photographing them one by one.
Just think, each year we are showered with these beauties and quietly we let them passed by.
I have seen gold finches flitting about and around over my head many times, and I can hear them close by; but this little critters are fast! They won't stop for my camera to even have enough time opens.
It is hard to miss when this orange stood out from all the greenery on the ground! I thought the pattern on its wings were pretty, so I crouched down for up close shots. It was moving quite fast so I only had three decent photos.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy