It was a sunny an unseasonably warm day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Perfect for walking but unfortunately I had to work and only got out for an hour before the sun sets around 5 p.m. It was enough time to capture some on the remaining color in the leaves.
Some of the trees are naked now, having lost all of their leaves, while others have only a few remaining. Some, however, like the oaks and some maples still are arrayed in their peak fall colors.
Most of the plants have died now and all that remains are their fruits or seeds. The milkweed pods are mainly empty although a few still filled with their fluffy white seeds.
And there are still some berries hanging on the dead pokeweed plants that never survive the first hard frost.
I was surprised to see a tansy plant still in bloom and more surprised to find this insect which looks like a mosquito feeding on it.
Although a lot of color remains on the trees, and should survive a bit longer with the warm temperatures, it won’t be long until all is brown and dead as Winter takes hold.
At least my bird feeders and backyard will still have some Winter residents, such as this squirrel and his friends.
And the bird feeders will be visited by the finches, tit mouses, nuthatches, chickadees and other birds that are not as smart as their cousins who fly south for the warmer weather.
Wish I could have enjoyed more of it but it was still a wonderful Fall day in Northeastern PA. Here is a link to some more photographs from my walk. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/late-afternoon-fall-walk-november-3-2015
“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”
– Elizabeth Lawrence