Wild turkeys are native to most of Wisconsin and very abundant in our neighborhood. I put some of my turkey photos from the last few months into a Smilebox slideshow. It's my way of wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. As Erma Bombeck used to say, "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not a coincidence."
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."- George Eliot
When I was younger and would see the leaves change color, I'd try to remember exactly how photosynthesis worked. As the years passed, I stopped trying to figure it out and decided to just let the fall colors surprise and delight me.
The fall color in my neighborhood is bright and brilliant.
Our front yard.
The color is fading and
the leaves are falling.
The bushes and plants have all been pruned or cut down and have begun their long winter rest.
October 15 Meadowbrook Park. A thicket of orange and yellow Sumac. The photo was taken at night while walking wooded trails lit only by jack o lanterns and luminaries.
October 23 It's getting harder to find pretty color, but tan's not a bad color when it comes in the form of these showy grasses. We have four clumps of them, two on each side of the driveway. Not sure of the name....... Maiden Grass, Eulalia, Chinese Silver Grass?
I've no idea the name of this ornamental tree,
but to be this pretty in late October is amazing.
The pink makes it look like spring.
It's in a neighbor's yard.
This small building has made
other appearances on my blog.
No matter the season, it catches
my eye as I drive by it.
In case you wanted a better look at what's in the second story window, here it is.
November 11 And now we're down to this. One solitary red apple.
This is a photo of my mother holding my dad's hand in hers. It was taken during a Veteran's Program at the nursing home where my dad now lives. I don't know exactly what the future holds for them, but yesterday was a good day.