Solitude On My Deck. #17

Good morning and Happy Saturday everyone! Time for a coffee and a look outside. It is another chilly morning with a temp of 56F (13C), actually a bit warmer than our high yesterday. It is still cloudy and rainy as well. We are not getting much rain, just enough to make things wet which also makes it feel colder. So far we have had an inch (25mm) of rain, which is not so bad.

But more is coming next week, maybe a lot more. It depends on how that next weather system hits us. It is supposed to get colder too. However, Monday and Tuesday will be more normal September days. All of the chipmunks are gone, even little GPS has gone now. I hope he managed to get enough food for the winter.

A quiet pond in early morning summer.

The chickadees, nuthatches, blue jays and one goldfinch have been enjoying the seeds/peanuts this morning. Good thing I had those peanuts set aside for Scramble, that is what I am using for the blue jays now. I sure hope the store has peanuts in stock on Monday when I go shopping. I would hate to lose my blue jays. Oh well. It sure feels and looks like fall now. It is in the air, the temperature, the rain, the short days.

A summer morning at the lake.

It all makes it feel like fall. Even when you cannot see the colors, a person can tell it is fall. Everything changes. Lakes can be calm and beautiful in the summer, with lots of bird activity and busy insects going from flower to flower. In the fall, the same lake just looks different. Grass is now brown, small undergrowth has changed color or lost their leaves completely.

The scene, though, can look much the same, yet still you can tell it is fall. The water has become cooler, always there are more clouds around, it is often very quiet except for a few little birds like chickadees or a woodpecker tapping on a dead tree. Usually there are very few, if any, insects around. The lake becomes different with all of this. It is still beautiful, but it is different.

Signs of early fall at this lake.

Soon the colors will show more in the trees. Some are already changing to their yellow fall color. Fall is a brilliant, colorful time of year. It can be sunny and warm, or it can be cloudy with rain and wind. Each fall is different. Each fall is beautiful. It is a wonderful time of year to photograph nature in all of its colorful beauty. When it is a nice day anyway.

More early fall signs at this lake with the dried grasses.

I prefer sunny weather for all of my photography, but especially in the fall in order to capture that brilliant color. All so peaceful, wonderful solitude. Well, thank you again for coming by, I hope you enjoy the lake pictures, from summer to early fall. The next lake pictures will hopefully show some color. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

21 Comments on “Solitude On My Deck. #17

  1. Solitude Fall time … It’s an amazing season to admire the nature that too on solitude 😍 pleasant lake, changing colors.. added beauty ❣️. added good thing your little friends are there to entertain youπŸ˜‰ feed them, watch them entertain you and Have a beautiful Saturday ❣️😍

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    • It was a beautiful day, even with the cold and rain! Getting lots of my fall cleaning done these rainy days,β˜”β˜” and that is a good thing too! Enjoy your Sunday Simon😁 and don’t forget to sleep!πŸ₯±πŸ˜΄πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸ‚πŸβ˜•β˜•

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      • Oh, that’s not good, you should try to find insleepnia instead. 😁😴 I don’t think that’s a word though, πŸ€” just made it up.😁 Maybe if you went to bed earlier?πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • You are good at making up words πŸ˜πŸ˜… Maybe we can create another language for Mars colony making 😜😜. No i didn’t having sore eyes at work πŸ˜„ nobody says that when. They look at my pic 🀣. Have a nice day. By the way emailing u my latest pic πŸ˜ƒπŸ™Œ

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      • Got them Simon and enjoyed them very much! I have already started making my own dictionary called “Steve’s Dictionary of Weird, Wild and Wacky Words, Wonderful Phrases and Whimsical Sayings!”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή It’s a long title, but necessary! Have a great day!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β˜•β˜•πŸ‚πŸ

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      • Wow uncle Steve 😍 so where can we get that Book πŸ˜‰.. happy you enjoyed the pics πŸ₯°. I’m curious about your book now πŸ™Œβ˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

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      • Oh, the book is not finished, actually I am just getting started. But it is all my own words and phrases in it, nothing normal!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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  2. Autumn brings us solitude and also, renewal. A most beautiful time of the year. Give Muffin an extra hug from Callie! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ‚ 🍁😻

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    • It is very beautiful with all those wondrous colors filling the trees and bushes! Muffin thanks Callie and sends purrs back to her!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒžπŸ‚πŸ

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