Good morning everyone! It’s a slightly cool and wet morning here today. At least the forest fires were hit by all this rain too so most have been reduced to smoky areas and no open flames. With the extra rain last night and more coming this week that will likely put an end to the fires for this year. Unless we end up getting a very dry fall. But right now it looks more like it will be a wet fall. Hopefully not as wet as it was 2 years ago, that would be bad. I have gone 3 days in a row now without taking one picture. I haven’t done that since I started with photography 3 and 1/2 years ago.
Looks like there will be only 2 partly sunny days this week too. Oh well, maybe I can use those two days for walking down to the river. With all this moisture there might be some mushrooms starting to grow. They make good subjects, they don’t move, even on windy days. Though they can be in some rather dark areas, which has it’s own problems. Plus they are kind of low down, which generally means lying on the ground to get a good picture of them. Getting down there isn’t so bad, it’s getting back up that can be a bit of a problem at times. Oh well, minor details.
There should be more small bird activity back along the path too now that the birds are flocking to get ready for migrating. Unfortunately many have already lost, and others in the process of losing, their bright summer colors. This is the time for birds to molt, getting their new fall and winter feathers, and also duller colors. Except our birds that stay year round, they keep their nice colors. Of course, most of them are various mixes of black, white and gray, but some are brightly colored, like the blue jays, grosbeaks, and other finches. But those black and white patterns can be very striking too, and all are so welcome to have around during our long winters. Oh well, that’s all for this morning, have a wonderful Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin. (The top featured image is a common loon)
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