Sunday, November 9, 2008

REMAINDERS OF FALL...

Walking through the woods at this time of the season, I've noticed some standout reds among the nearly bare woods. Gone are the various green hues of the summer. There is still a dash of green here and there, some of the orange and peaches, but the last of natures' reds are what catch my attention on my walks lately.

I don't recall the name of the two bushes we placed on each end of the porch, but their fallen leaves and red berries offer a potpourri of reds, pinks and creams. This color palette covers quite an area in front of the cabin.









Just a few more textures and shades of the reds right now. The rose hips shown are from wild roses that grow in mass in various spots along the woods' edge. Curious as to if all rose hips are edible...can anyone answer that?
This photo is of fruit(?) from a pear tree someone gave to me. Supposedly, it's a Cleveland Bradford Pear Tree and I was told it does not produce fruit. This was the first year this fruit showed up. Again, if anyone could tell me, is this a fruit? Maybe the tree is not what I was told?!


This quaint frog statue is relaxing on a rock situated just above one of our many small falls leading down to the pond. The main waterfall sits back in the woods' edge and there are 13 or 14 small falls along down to the pond.
Take a look under the rock on the right...
This sweet little frog would always sit next to the frog statue on top of the rock, along with another buddy of his. I would start meandering up to them and they'd hop in the water and hide. This went on for a few weeks, when I noticed that suddenly they were no longer there.
I am fairly certain this is the reason why...

See the bulge in this snake? I know he has to eat, and it's natures' course...but, I missed those two little guys on my walk up the falls. I'll just focus on those reds!!





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16 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Your fall garden is looking great with the colorful foliage & berries. I've never seen fruit like that on a Bradford Pear before. Too bad about your little froggy friends. Nature isn't always kind.

Gallicissa said...

Lovely reds, Spookydragonfly.
Sorry to hear about your frogs. You're right, the snake appears to be well-fed.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Raquel...I take it then your vote is that my tree is not a Bradford Pear...it does have white blossoms in the spring...mmm?? As far as my frogs go...like I said...focus on the red, Kim! Thanks for the visit.

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Gallicissa...When I first spotted the snake, he almost looked cute, his little head peeking out of the rocks and looking shy. Then when he felt safe and slithered out with that rounded bulge...he didn't look so cute anymore! I'd imagine once your pond is done, you'll have a few more of these visitors around, too.

Pseudothemis zonata said...

Good evening.
It is a photograph of the top, a single word of the admirability.
It is a very beautiful photograph.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Your little corner of Wishnik Woods is beautiful, and your pictures are fantastic. I am sorry about your little froggy friends--I do love frogs and toads--snakes not so much, although I know they have a place and a purpose in nature.
Yes, rose-hips are edible, but they are very sour. They are full of antioxidants and vitamin C.

JGH said...

Very pretty. And very red! Those fruits look a little bit like cranberries don't they?

Patsi said...

Love the arbor.
Don't think I could get used to snakes. :)
Super pics !

Pseudothemis zonata said...

Good morning.
I prepare for new blog.
I upload the photograph of the dragonfly of 2007.

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spookydragonfly said...

Hi Patsi...Thanks, I'm not too fond of them either, once I was weeding and one slid right past my hand. Suprising how quick one can stand up while in a sitting position!!

spookydragonfly said...

Hello Pseudothemis...Thank you, we built the arbor on my deceased fathers' birthday a few years back, I have climbing roses that grow up the side. My mom also helped build this, if I remember correctly, this was created from a downed Dogwood tree.

spookydragonfly said...

Good Morning, Glory!...Sorry, that was cheesy but I couldn't resist. Thanks for visiting and your comments. I'm tempted to pop a few of those rose hips in my mouth since I have heard that they are so good for you. I enjoyed your blog...curious if you came across all your cats by taking in a stray, too?!

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Jgh..Thanks for stopping by and the comments! Cranberries, or cherry looking, I don't know..sure don't look like pears in any shape or form. I read your profile, we both had similiar reasons for beginning a blog. Mine started as a journal and for family three counties away. My mom is the only one who visits my blog though!

spookydragonfly said...

Pseudothemis...I'll stop by sometime to view your new dragon photos. I began my painting again now that the weather has turned cold.

MyMaracas said...

The colors and textures in your garden are gorgeous, and your photos are beautiful. I don't know what that fruit is, but it's certainly attractive.

Let's look on the bright side, and hope that the frogs cleared off to avoid the snake, rather than ending up as his lunch.

spookydragonfly said...

Hi Vicki...Thank you, I've googled the Cleveland Pear, so far I haven't found my fruit(?). Congrats on your move again!