Thursday, September 27, 2012

Fall Colours Of The Vermilon River.

 The five day rain, maybe six, has ended, but the sunny forecast doesn't seem to hold all day as I found out on my first hike of the week, that is  yesterday. The sun stays out for a while, and then the clouds return. But the forest is a proliferation of colours. This post is not in any order but if it's foggy, it's early in the morning. The first shot is the upper River and the second the rapids.



 IT'S A LONG POST SO CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW.

A post to Sky Watch Friday, and Camera Critters. Click either to be redirected.
The Ridge as viewed From the big wetland.

Fog and Reflection on the upper River.

The ridge in fog.

White water at the rapids.

The small River wetland on the west side.

Maple leaves.

All of the forest wild sunflowers are gone, but these are in my garden. I face east, so they're slower blooming, and they have to grow out to avoid the building overhang. They're about eight feet tall.
Water droplet.

Web

Wet red berries.

Another set of berries.

Wild sunflower

Web 2 wet with dew.

Fog on upper River.

More fog

River bank below bridge.

The fog moved over the ridge into any available low land.

A trail to the ridge lined with red pin cherries.

The ridge.

Red blueberry bushes over looking the River.

The River islands in fog.


Water droplet.

On the way back it's just overcast.

Blue Jay

Chickadee.

Moulting Goldfinch

Non moulting Goldfinch

Female Purple Finch

Goose in flight.

Song Sparrow

Tree Sparrow

White- crowned Sparrow

Wood Ducks

Wood Ducks and a Teal

 A sign of winter coming is Huegy, a Northern Crow, and his family accompanying Boom and I on our early morning walk in the woods. He's just faster then we are and is always waiting for us. It's called peanut motivation.
In flight.

Moulting Goldfinch.

Blue Jay

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow.

Huegy waiting.

Wood Ducks in reflection.

Still moulting

Same.

55 comments:

  1. your moulting goldfinch pics made me laugh. :) the colors and fog shots are gorgeous.

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  2. It really amazed me everytime I go for a walk with you. It is refreshing and breathtaking shots. Thank you for sharing your world!

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  3. Seriously, this post is like pages from a National Geographic Magazine....all so picture perfect.

    Sorry, I'm a bit late in visiting, but, have had a couple of days where the computer is not very cooperative!!

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  4. Your fall colours are beautiful, my fav, the second photo with the rapids. but all are as Anni so aptly said " Picture perfect", her words sum it up so well, I could not add any more. Greetings from Jean

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  5. Fall has come to your world hasn't it, Gary!! Beautiful colors and lovely skies! Anni is right, your blog is indeed a page from National Geographic! Love your birds -- particularly the molting goldfinch -- did he give you permission to show him so "unfeathered"?? Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I love all the different colours in the trees. From Findlay

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  7. Such beauty there Gary! Great photos and I love the first shot and the fog!

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  8. Oooh, what lovely pictures. Looks like autumn in Canada to. Youve captured the colors so good :0) Beautiful :0)

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  9. Great Fall colours. Lovely post for SkyWatch!

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  10. Wow, it really IS Fall already there! And beautiful. The foggy one on the upper river is amazing (I haven't looked at the slide show yet, bet it's even lovelier that way.) And as always your birds are amazing.

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  11. Google made me sign in again -- so this might be more or less a repeat, not sure if the first one went or not. Anyway my favorite picture was the foggy upper river...can't wait to see it in slide show format...and really your birds are just spectacular as always. It really is already Fall there -- and it really is beautiful!

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  12. You are already getting some beautiful fall colors. Wonderful sequence of shots. I love how you captured the rushing water. The droplets hanging on to the berries are also a treat as well as the fog and birds and all the shots for that matter.

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  13. Your Fall HAS arrived. So beautiful. Pretty soon it would be too cold for you walk - or not.

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  14. Beautiful photos, beautiful and delicate landscapes that with early fall colors. Greetings.

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  15. Fall is gorgeous up your way! Enjoying the birds passing through that stop at the feeders.
    Nicely done, as always.

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  16. Magical captures Garry with the wonderful Fall colours reflected. I'm sure you were pleased you took that walk.
    A delight to the eyes.

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  17. Lovely fall colors captures! The foggy scenes are pretty. Love all the birds and the ducks. Great shots!

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  18. You have some lovely Fall colours in those trees, not sure if we will see much colour this year.

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  19. The reds in your landscape are so vivid. I love he milky look of the fog.

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  20. Wow! What a gorgeous collection! The 1st one is my fav!

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  21. Wonderful series, Gary!

    Huegy seems like a big fan... of your peanuts. :)

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  22. What a profusion of color, very impressive!

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  23. Simple and delightful captures.
    I could almost hear the birds chirping.
    Have a great weekend.

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  24. Love the fall photo and water. If I got lost in the forest, can I eat these berries.

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  25. Beautiful birds in such scenic spots.

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  26. Captured so beautifully!! Have a fun weekend.

    My Sky Shots

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  27. Wow Gary!
    I think this is probably my favorite ever post of yours. These landscape shots are gorgeous! You had me at the first two.
    And the Blue Jay shots are lovely. I can't get them to be so still for me. :)

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  28. Very beautiful autumn pictures you show ..... I love autumn.
    Wish you a good weekend :)
    Hanne Bente

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  29. Wow Gary!
    The pictures of autumn are really great, such beautiful colors and a very beautiful landscape.
    Greetings Irma

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  30. Love the Autumn colors...it's like stepping into a bit of paradise here!!

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  31. Wonderful series again. The misty landscapes are awesome and the autumn colors are beautiful already. As ever you've caught a great collection of birds this week.

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  32. Autumn is with you already. Your shots are just glorious!

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  33. Gorgeous! I want to be there now!

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  34. Amazing and delightful!

    Happy weekend.

    Regina

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  35. Beautiful shots! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  36. Hi Gary

    Just lovely we never get the amount of fall colour here that you experience. The Woodduck reflections were perfect.

    Hi to Boomer.
    Guy

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  37. Beautiful fall colours and gorgeous assortment of birds.

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  38. Beautiful and fascinating photoes, fantastic colours and mystic fog!

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  39. Brilliant colours and mystic fog, very fascinating photoes!

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  40. A Fabulous post Gary! Thoroughly enjoyed your lovely birds!

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  41. A beautiful series of shots Gary! They are all great, and I especially love the water droplets on the berries! Erika x

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  42. I really enjoyed these, love shooting nature and wildlife!

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  43. Nice pictures of exciting birds and fantastic scenery. Like all.

    Ottar

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  44. Great slide show, Gary! We miss the fall colors down here in south Florida, not to mention the cool weather.

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  45. Wow, those are grandiose shots. Wonderful colors and super quality. Beautiful autumn colors and so amazing fog photos ... It was a joy to me to see your photos.
    Love greetings, Karin

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  46. So many beauties here, as always. Enjoying all :)

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/09/a-black-cemani-cock.html

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  47. Beautiful fall color and birds getting ready for winter.

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  48. I love the fall and all the wonderful colors. You've shown fall at its magnificence and your feathered friends at theirs. Wonderful!

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  49. What a wonderful series of fall impressions! Great colors of mother nature.
    Nice birds too!

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  50. What a great time of the year, we get to see all these great fall photos. Yours are fantastic!

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  51. So beautiful! Love those fall colors. Have a great week!

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