We have had our first frost/freeze in the surrounding area, but not in my immediate area. I have observed the gradual march of fall into the area, starting with the acorns falling at the end of August, then the pine cones in September, now the leaves in October. The trees are just about at peak color here. I took some photos of what is happening in the woods on the flood plain in my neighborhood. I have seen only two of the aster ericoides bushes at the edge of the woods. This herbaceous perennial is soil and drought tolerant. There are many bushes with berries at the edge of the woods.
I am not sure what the above bush is with the yellow berries. A type of bush honeysuckle?
|two fawns and mother doe|
|grey tree frog|
There is at least one and possibly two chipmunks that live in the yard, but they have always managed to scurry away before I could photograph them. Every now and then I see a fox trot through the back yard, but it is always to quick to photograph also.