Good morning to all of you on this beautiful autumn Tuesday! The sun is shining brightly, and the sky is a brilliant blue. There are still beautiful colors in the surrounding landscape, but it is patchy with most trees having lost their leaves. Yet some trees still retain green leaves, and some are just turning a bright yellow, such as the aspens.
Not enough now to get nice landscape photos however, so this is the second year in a row that I missed the opportunity. Although I did get some nice pics last year but had to travel further from town to get them. It looks like today will be our last really nice fall day. Yesterday was sunny and nice, with a temperature of 57F (14C). Yes, that is a nice temperature for us this time of the year.
Today will be very nice with a temperature forecasted to reach 70F (21C), although we may not quite reach that. Yesterday was less than the forecasted high as well. Tomorrow, well, it will be colder, then colder again. That begins the late fall temperatures. The birds are busy this morning, more and more juncos have come along now.
Even a fox sparrow has shown up and I am showing a picture of that one today. I do not get to see them very often in the fall, they are most visible in the spring as they travel through heading north. They head south a little faster and usually only stop here for maybe a day or two. Juncos are different though, and there are several dozens of them around now. And they will often stay until the winter snow arrives.
I made a new feeder yesterday for the new feeder pole which I will be putting up once winter arrives. I would prefer to put it up now while it is warmer, but the bear just might tear it down like she did with the old one. I do not want to do this twice, so I will wait. Today I hope to get the second pole made and put up.
That one will just be a pole, with arms on it for holding hanging feeders and suet feeders this winter. None will be on it now, so the bear will hopefully leave it alone. Hopefully. I would like to have one of the poles in place before the cold weather. It is not fun doing work outdoors when it is cold. And it can get very cold, very suddenly once winter arrives.
A bear was around last night again, but I do not think it was the mama bear. It was alone anyway. Poor Muffin gets so scared when the bear comes onto the deck. I do not mind if they come at night. During the day is a different matter though. Well, thank you so much for stopping by to visit with us today. Have a great day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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