During the month of October, a few highlights: Thanksgiving on Oct. 10 with much celebration and good food, our first frosty morning (Oct. 16), a day when so many different birds visited the garden, it was unbelievable
Steller's Jays, Red headed Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers, Robins, Red breasted Nuthatches, Chickadees, Juncos...all at once... and a black squirrel. I didn't know where to point my camera first.
... to finish off the month, Halloween tonight.
Here's the photo compilation for my October Scavenger Hunt photo choices, followed by larger individual photos.
Many multicoloured leaves gather together, waiting to play games with the whisking wind that swirls them out of their hidey holes in twirling dances of freedom. Where will they land next? I think they are stumped at that question!
Awaiting their ‘turn’, golden crowning glories cling to their high vantage points, swaying with the rhythm of the season until it is time to let go and fly.
A pumpkin candle lights up with a grin as it peers through the front window flickering at Trick or Treaters as they walk to the door.
Down the street, a pumpkin ‘bag’ leaps onto a chair as a ghost pops up with a BOO!
In the village an eerie sight hovers over the entrance way to a shop....enter if you dare!
Meanwhile one of the village cats carves a seat on a fence to watch passersby.
...while down the street, the glazed eyed black cat stands watch as always under his favorite tree (back view of cat).
Autumn reflects as a nearby river runs into the sea; salmon are spawning and large silver creatures are visible running against the current as they return home.
A portal to the Heritage Forest invites a cool restorative stroll...
This must be a drawbridge footing ;)
A mountain 'peaks' out of the misty clouds surveying its realm of land and sea.
The last sunset of October is accompanied by roiling waves. Flocks of seagulls soar aloft towards the west. In the opposite direction a pastel sky is brushed with windswept blush, while I am nearly blown off my feet!
A benevolent witch with a jaunty hat and an all-knowing smile celebrates All Hallows’ Evening.
The waves stole the show from the sunset tonight. The wind and waves were so powerful in fact that I turned off the audio of the tumultuous racket and replaced it with a gentler touch. I don't know how Sir Long Legs managed to balance in the wind...I suppose it was easier than trying to find footing in the water!
Hope you enjoy the video ~
A touch or two of magic to finish off...earlier this month on a walk in the wild, I was blessed with seeing this beautiful rainbow:
and tonight at sunset on the beach, I spotted this perfect heart-shaped rock ~ which fit just perfectly in the palm of my hand :)
Can you see it too? Wishing you a magical November :)
Photo Scavenger Hunt for November, thanks to Kathy at Postcards from the P.P.: To view other Scavenger Hunt entries, click on her Scavenger List tab or here.
1. a poppy
4. something you have made
5. something purple
7. polka dots
8. a lucky charm
9. comfort food
10. a staircase
11. something that lights up
12. and lastly ... a self portrait!