Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day

On Monday morning, with the weather forecast for the rest of the week being wet and cloudy, I thought it prudent to visit Great Meadows for a quick update.  Since it was Labor Day, my wife Amy decided to accompany me.

Sometimes I feel I'm in a photographic rut on this project.  Bringing Amy along was a good tonic for that.  Since she hasn't visited nearly as often, she sees the refuge differently, forcing me to stop and take another look.  It was amazing what I walked by, just to return, to see what was she photographing.

The refuge is slowly starting to make the transition from summer into autumn.  The green color of summer, is slowly giving way to the earth tones of reds, orange, and brown of fall.

Here are a few favorites from our perambulation of the lower impoundment.

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Ladybug on Evening Primrose

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Warbling Vireo

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Spider webs abounded along the Dike Trail. Here is the winner of largest web...and largest spider

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Another subtle sign of autumn's approach


As we wandered along the Edge Trail through the woods it was amazing the variety of mushrooms that we encountered. By the time we got done, the front of my clothes were covered in dirt and leaf mold, and my knees were filthy. Here are a few of my favorite mushroom photos.

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