31 October 2017

Fall 2

A few more pictures....

On a clear day you can see forever!




Three stages of Fall together.



Loved the different shades.






Halloween 😊😊


25 October 2017

Good Intentions

I had intended to post at least a couple more blog posts, but sorry to say obviously the commitment was not deep enough. 
I have been enjoying Fall in the US.  The colours are mind blowing. I have been posting pictures on Instagram of as much of the beauty around me that I saw--beautiful sunsets, trees clothed in colours from a brilliant sunshiny yellow, through saffron, deep pinks, bright oranges, dusky maroon and flaming reds.  I could not believe the shades of pink.  I have only seen Fall pictures in shades of red and orange.   The colours were as wonderful as those of spring flowers.  But now the trees have really been shedding their leaves and by the time we leave next week, the trees would probably be naked and shivering, waiting for their winter coats. 

10 October 2017

Oktober in the US

Onedia asked me to get back to blogging.As  I was visiting the US after a gap of two years, i thought that would provide some inspiration to blog again.  But it was not till yesterday,  a beautiful Fall day here in Illinois, that I felt like blogging.
I went for a morning walk by the lake near here and it was such a beautiful day it seemed unbelievable.  This was the first time I can recall seeing a really cloudless sky--'Not a cloud in the sky, and the sun in my eye, and I won't be surprised if it's a dream'.Beautiful!  Besides, it was my 66th birthday, and as it was a Sunday, we went apple picking. My son drove out to a place in Wisconsin and it was like a festival, packed with people, live music, food, apple orchards and a pumpkin patch.   The whole experience was fun. But Mother Nature added the extra zing.  It was a beautiful day.
I have been enjoying Fall, watching the leaves, on some of the trees, turn colour in the two weeks we have been here.  But I am sorry not to see some of the wild life I saw in the summers that I was here.
There are still a large number of birds though an I have seen two different types of woodpeckers apart from the robins and sparrows.  I hope I will find more to blog about in the coming days.