Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Second Look--November 7, 2012

Things have been busy around here recently, so I haven't had much time to spend outside. I didn't get out to do a Second Look this week until is was almost dark. And on top of that, I spend most of the daylight I had left, talking with my neighbor about the price of heating oil. So, I didn't get a lot of pictures. But nevertheless, it was interesting to me to see what has survived the frosts and to see which trees are holding onto their leaves.

Here's what I saw this week during a Second Look.
Enough dried leaves are down now that they provide a nice crunch to shuffle through.

This noisy blue jay is among the increased bird activity we have been seeing.

All of the marigolds have finally succumbed to the frost.

Most of the mums are holding up though.

It gets dark now around five o'clock.