Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fences and fog

As fall has brought itself upon us, we get the full effects early in the morning. You know, those foggy, damp, soggy surroundings. For me, one who likes the fog (for photos, anyway) all of this provides new subjects, even in old stomping grounds. The landscapes change as you watch, the clouds floating in and out, clearing away, then covering up again in a different pattern. When you can pause and watch, I find it fascinating. One lady’s comment was that it is “magical”. I can agree with that. I managed to find some more fencing along the way, so I added it as well. On the morning that I was here, there must have been hundred’s of crows in the area. The city is doing some work here, and the surface of one of the sections had just been reworked and leveled, getting ready to be seeded. So the crows were making their presence known for blocks around. It sounded like there was two or three times more than what was actually there. Real party time. Reminds one of the old Alfred Hitchcock movie, “The Birds”. They didn’t manage to threaten any people, just each other. If you were looking for a peaceful morning, that was not the place. As with all of the other pages, click on the image to make it bigger.

Even the sun is slower

So now comes the seasonal change, accepting the cooler, damper weather. It has hit us with a vengeance this week. More like what we are used to this time of year. No complaints, just adjustment. Dress warmer, at least in the morning, til the sun is up with the rest of us. Now I can go out and catch the dew, or the fog, the dampness in general. They all make for interesting images. I found one spot with great dew covered cobwebs. Now, I’m not one to chase and catch or study spiders. They have their space and I will steer around them as much as possible. They serve their purpose and are welcome to it. But if I can include their construction practices into an image, then I will wander a bit closer to their space. I included only one as not everyone wants them in a photo. The rest are to get us into the “fall” frame of mind. Cooler and with a bit more humidity. (for us, anyway). I also managed to find a fence. If you were into some of my earlier images, I stated how I follow fences in my subject matter. So grab a jacket or coat and we’ll go for a walk!

So fall is here!

It seems fall has arrived. Good or bad, I guess, depending on where you are, and maybe what needs to be done before winter sets in. So I wandered off into a river delta area that I frequent a few times a year. I don’t know the actual size of the place, but I’m sure it’s 100 acres or more. it is popular place as there is lots of flat, open space. A lot of pets show up for their exercise sessions; we have lots of dogs, horses, even people. To get a good parking spot, you need to be early. I was both this time around. I’ve added a few images, they are showing the change of color that is upon us. The brighter colors will show up more in a couple of weeks. It had rained a few days before, so the knee high grasses were all battered down. Dew was still present on the grass as the sun worked to warm everything up. I was leaning on the fence, watching all of the dogs having a great day, a group of about 8 people went by, with 4-5 dogs searching the area. I caught a movement out of the corner of my eye, and spied a coyote drifting along the bushes maybe 40 yards from me. I was between the dogs and the coyote. He pulled up short and watched the dogs for a bit, then decided they were no bother and turned to go away. He stopped again at the edge of the grass and looked back as if to to say “what a bunch of amateurs”, and he wandered off into the bushes. The dogs never did see or sense him. Made for a good day all around.

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