Sunday, October 26, 2014

To Rain or not to Rain....



The mostly wet weekend dried into brilliant sunshine mid-afternoon. Off we went to Rithet's Bog, not far from our home. You'll notice the colour of the leaves and the blue skies above.
 

But that's not all we saw. A grey squirrel chattered in a tree and paused long enough for a quick photo before scampering up and away.
 

Through the darkest part of the trail where trees hide the light and the forest floor is cushioned with needles, then across the little bridge and onto a small quiet street where a few snapdragons glow brightly.
 

Up a small rise and the view stretches beyond the bog to more houses and a cloud-scudded sky.
 






A soft chic chic had me looking around until I spotted this Black-chinned hummingbird not too far away. He stayed still longer than usual and I was able to get a few photos.


The Mallards are happy now that the bog is filling with rainwater. They paddle about, dive and bob up again, and come in a hurry if someone brings them seeds to eat.
 

The loop is done and it's time to head home again, jackets unzipped, replete with sunshine, ready for whatever rain may come.

Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Judith of Lavender Cottage. 

 

 



28 comments:

Jojo said...

No rain, not yet. It's so nice to have a couple of weeks of clear weather to be able to see the colors, see the sights and hear the sounds before precipitation sets in and takes over. Love your photos!

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

That looks like a very nice walk. We got out to enjoy the sun this afternoon too.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful set of images.

Mrs.Rabe said...

We had 3 days of rain this past week. So happy for the weekend sunshine. It was beautiful.

Your walk looks lovely, and it's so nice to see the blue sky and leaves all golden. The squirrel, the hummingbird, mallard.

Deanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This loop you walk sounds very pleasant with lots to see, including the wildlife.
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Helsie said...

What a pleasant walk. The Autumn colours are looking lovely too.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful post, Lorrie! I love the autumn colors and the bright blue sky and fluffy clouds. I think all our hummingbirds have migrated south--I have not see one in awhile!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I would enjoy that walk Lorrie.
How lovely to see a little squirrel, we don't have them here.
Such vivid blue sky - a perfect Autumn day!

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful photos, Lorrie, with skies so blue and autumn colours so brilliant! The birds and the squirrel are lovely.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series, Lorrie! And a beautiful place for a walk, love the nature scenes. The leaves, flowers, squirrel and the cute hummer are all beautiful sights.. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!

Leanne said...

I always enjoy my walks with you.

Janet Shaw said...

Beautiful Shots!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

A wonderful walk with so much colour against a gorgeous blue sky - no rain! Have a great week x

Pamela Gordon said...

A beautiful walk and wonderful to see the hummingbird and the duck. The fall colours are gorgeous against the blue sky. I'm glad you got a reprieve from the rainy and grey days.

Cranberry Morning said...

These are all beautiful, Lorrie! I like that squirrel photo best of all. Isn't fall glorious!

kyllimarjaana said...

Guess what,it's getting warm again here. Winter iscanceled - so far...

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Charming photos. We too were surprised by the sunshine in the afternoon - it was lovely and refreshing. I suppose tomorrow we are back to rain - we have a high wind warning for tonight so another storm must be moving in. That's ok - makes things all clean and sparkly when we do get sunshine.

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I have a morning walk much like this only I can't seem to get a deceit photo to share.

Southern California is desperate for rain. It seems they are drilling deeper wells for water, but because of fracking it is coming up toxic. Pray for rain please.

Madonna

materfamilias said...

We had crazy, torrential rain in Vancouver Saturday night -- but then all kinds of gorgeousness on Sunday! Today, in Nanaimo, the skies are foreboding . . . batten the hatches!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed all the pictures - pretty Fall colors. Thanks for sharing your walk with us. It has been beautiful here the last several days, but rain predicted for tomorrow and much cooler temps for a while.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! You don't expect to see a humming bird this late in the season that far North! I'm glad the day turned out nice. You took such good photos! Hugs, Diane

podso said...

Good for you to fit that walk in. Great photos. You still have some fall color to enjoy.

Marilyn said...

Yes, we started getting some sunshine yesterday too, but I don't think our skies were quite so blue or the colors quite so brilliant. You have some beautiful colors in this post. Today was amazing and we were able to have lunch outdoors. That doesn't usually happen so close to November.

aimee said...

Lots of rain here off and on plus a big windstorm this past Saturday. Loved your photos--especially the hummingbird, squirrel and duck! What kind of seeds do you feed them?
Blessings, Aimee

Mary Cromer said...

Such beauty shared! The image that you shared as your entry for this post looks so much like what I shared in a recent contest on FB. Happy week~

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

What a nice and peaceful walk!! It has been quite beautiful here in Virginia. The weather is changing, though. It's going to be rainy and cold for at least the next few days. This change in the weather will probably make the leaves turn quickly.

Donna said...

What a splendid walk!

Barbara said...

Beautiful skies.