Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Second Look--October 17, 2012

The mums are blooming, the leaves are turning, and the nights are freezing. Autumn is really here. 

See What I Found This Week During a Second Look.

These are the first mums to bloom this fall.

Chinese lantern seed pods

We're seeing more activity at our feeder these days. This is an adult male house finch.

One of our many squirrels taking a drink from the bird bath.

After a rain one day, these mushrooms sprang up.

The dogwoods were the first trees to turn colors. They have been red for a couple of weeks now.

This maple is also starting to turn. Notice that it does it from the top down. The bare branches transition to red leaves which transition to green leaves.

This impatiens was close to the house, so it survived our first frost.