Fall Colors, Clouds And A Snake At Community Park
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and haven’t been able to keep up with my afternoon hikes. The Fall colors were peaking here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I have been walking in the Community Park near my home in Hazle Township Luzerne County. This post is from a hike I took on an mostly overcast day at the park about two weeks ago.
Also growing along the trail were some mushrooms. I believe these are a species of amanita know as the fly agaric. These hallucinogenic mushrooms have a long history in world art and literature.
While watching the ducks, I thought I heard the chatter of a kingfisher. I haven’t seen one at the lake all Summer. Sure enough, there one was, fluttering over the lake, probably stopping on it’s migration sought.
It was cool and overcast but I enjoyed my three mile hike in the park. Not only did I see the pretty fall colors I was able to see some wildlife which I could share here in my blog. Hopefully, I will get a few more opportunities before the cold arrives. Here is a link to a gallery with some more photographs from my hike to check out the Fall colors. Community Park hike. October 7 2020.
A brooding calm in all the air,
A dreamy quiet everywhere…
A golden glow to light the day
That fades in purple mists away—
This soothing calm, this presence bright,
October’s sweet and mellow light.
~Phebe A. Holder