Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sunday Stills - Signs Of Fall



It's a tough call as to which is more of a sign of fall, changing leaves or goldenrod.



A chance to hit three Sunday Stills challenges in one picture - (wal)nuts, silhouettes and fall ;-).



Recognize this character?



I ended up standing right next to these two. Now I might live in the country, but believe you me I can scream like a city girl. Actually, I didn't, but you can believe I did curse Ed under my breath after I jumped back and caught it (my breath, not the snakes!)



These last two pictures look more like Christmas, but are definitely signs of much needed fall preparations for winter.



And a reminder for those of us who enjoy making Christmas gifts that time is flying by.

Did you just jump back and scream like a girl? ;-)

For more Sunday Stills...

26 comments:

dibear said...

Really nice choices. :)

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I love seeing the goldenrod this time of year.

Alice said...

That goldenrod picture makes my eyes itch just looking at it! Good capture!

The snakes slinking through the weeds was a lucky catch! Did you have a zoom lens on to take that shot or were you really that close? The shot is really clear so you must have not been shakin' the camera when you took it. Brave lady!

moresecretwhispers said...

i'm a big fan of shiloutte tress in winter :)
gorgeous

Ed said...

Well done, the dreaded goldenrod seems to be everywhere! Very cute snake, did yu hug him? LOL!!!!

lisa said...

Great variety, beautiful!

colleen said...

I would scream like a city girl too. Love the last shot!

WildBlack said...

I love the first and last shots! :) Hahahaha! I hope Ed is alright!

Christine said...

You wouldn't believe what can come out of my mouth when I see a snake.

Ed said...

A quick answer to your Q on my blog. Geese mate for life and when you see the odd one out it probably means they have lost their mate..

thecrazysheeplady said...

Silly, silly Ed. When you see geese flying in formation with one side longer than the other?
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That means there are more geese on that side ;-D

Holly said...

Golden rod is one of my favorite fall flowers. Good job!

June said...

Is that a Queen Anne's lace all curled up on itself? The shape is right, but I haven't looked at mine here closely enough to see the little seedy things.

I am very sad to see Ed's comment that my Solitary Goose (http://aginggratefully.blogspot.com/2009/09/canada-geese-know-more-than-i.html) might have been searching for his mate.

Shirley said...

I'm so glad we don't have snakes; but we have plenty of spiders! Your walnut tree reminded me to check if they are ready here yet, one lady graciously told me I can pick all I want from her tree.

Mellimaus said...

Great goldenrod photo, I thought right away "Duh!" should have thought of them myself!

I'm most definitely not a fan of snakes myself, but that's still a cool photo...they're suspended in the grass and weeds; kinda cool.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

gah! A sign of things to come!

Very pretty! Great photos! But that muppet covered in burrs photo gave me the willies. lol!

~Lisa

allhorsestuff said...

Ouuu...loved the new version of my favorite wildflower....seeds of the QAL! I focused on them for the "wildflowers" SS .
Nice, nice shots, all!
KK

L'Hélène said...

The third picture is awesome and makes me think of a blowfish :-D

flowerweaver said...

All are really good examples of fall, but the golden rod and berries are so lovely. And the snakes a good surprise shot!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Yes, I screamed...there should be some kind of snake warning..I always thought it should be mandatory that they wear bells.
Your Goldenrod and your berries are lovely:)

VioletSky said...

I wish there weren't so much goldenrod at this time of year. A sure sign of fall. Sniff.

Ebie said...

Yeah, I screamed too! You have captured the essence of Fall!

threecollie said...

Very nice photos and yes I did just jump back and scream. lol Northview gifts this year will be food...homemade food. Best I can do.

Shelley said...

Beautiful shots as always! I did jump and say something I can't repeat here when I biggified the snake picture... I come from a long line of snake sissies and I'm proud of my heritage. :o)

Anonymous said...

I love the snake shot. I have a theory that men hate snakes because snakes have two penises (penii?). lol

This pair look like they are all snuggly making fertile eggs for baby snakes for spring. Then they will eat mice and bugs and things. : )

Leah

DayPhoto said...

Catching that snake is pretty cool. I can't remember to point and shoot, when I see a snake.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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