I stole a few moments on Wednesday to wander with my camera along the trail by my school. This tiny chick-a-dee was busy gathering seeds (I think). I loved the way it hung upside down, swinging freely and confidently.There have been a couple of wet rides to school this week. I didn't mind them as much as I thought I would. In fact, they were strangely enjoyable, although, discovering that the rain had stopped later in the afternoon was definitely worthy of celebration. Camera in hand, I headed out again today for another relaxing walk around the school. This heron was sitting on the school roof.
About a year or so ago, I remember doing a post about rain droplets on leaves. I found myself doing that again.
The sun barely managed a glimmer through the clouds, but Sumac leaves added brilliance to the surroundings.
More rain droplets.
They seemed to line themselves up on the blades of grass. Little spheres of light.
The crows gather a bit earlier each afternoon. Like the heron, they seemed to find the school roof attractive today.
I thought all the bald eagles had left the area, but heard the familiar call today, and spotted one on the ship, quite a distance from shore.
More Sumac leaves.
"Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn," says Elizabeth Lawrence. Seems like a good idea to me.