Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Second Look--November 19, 2013

Most of my Second Look was done at 5 o'clock in the evening when the sun was starting to set. That made it hard to see much. However, my camera did a pretty good job capturing what light there was--meaning the pictures make it seem lighter out than it really was. However, the operator of the camera didn't do a very good job of holding the camera steady in the low light--meaning many of the pictures turned out blurry. I've got to work on that.

Here's what I saw this week during a Second Look.

The sun was going down as well as the temperature when I was out. I'm not sure what the temperature was, but it felt cold to me.

There are still occasional maple trees that haven't lost their leaves yet.

This is the "artsy" picture I took of the above maple trees when I wasn't holding the camera still enough.

The wind had blown the top off one of our bird boxes and I got a chance to peer in. Last summer, a sparrow laid four eggs in here, however only one of them hatched. Surprisingly, two of the eggs are still intact.

Even though I couldn't see much, I still got the pleasure of crunching through the leaves.

There aren't as many blooms as last week, but the pansies are still providing color in the front flower beds.

Another "artsy" picture of browning mums. It was pretty much dark by the time I got to this part of the yard.

One afternoon earlier in the week, these three deer were relaxing in the yard.