So far this Fall the trees haven't had much color around our area. We had frost several times before the leaves turned color, so then they fell off of the trees before turning to nice colors. Here is a shot of the grasses and things around our ponds:
This is Mama's Angel Blush Hydrangea bush, it always turns pretty colors. The photo was taken a few weeks ago:
This is the bush today:
Close up of the colors:
All of our Honeysuckle bushes have TONS of red berries on them, along with all of our flowering crabapple trees. So the Cedar Waxwing birds have been hanging around our land the last week. Normally these birds come through here in the Spring and then back through in Fall on their way to more southern states for Winter. But some parts of Iowa have the birds stay year round, so Mama is thinking since we have so many berries on our land this year, maybe the birds will stay for the Winter. We must have several thousand of the birds hanging around our bushes now.
We took a few photos of them today high up in the trees:
We sure hope they stay all of the time. You can actually get fairly close to these birds. When we do walkies along our trails through the bushes, we can get within 5 feet of the birds before they fly off to another bush. They stay in flocks of several hundred birds in a group and they sure love getting drinks in our ponds.
Wirey Hugs, Purrs & Licks,
Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek