Does the moon go with Halloween? The harvest moon caught my attention on an evening walk this week!
Our beautiful moon!
The moon behind the oak trees
We have not had many sunny days to capture these coral mums. They managed to brighten up a dreary corner of the garden this time of year.
Zooming back to see the whole patch of mums on another cloudy day a few days later. If you look closely a lot of the mums have a pollinator sitting on them. They are an attractive place for the last pollinators of the year.
Fly on coral chrysanthemum
Yesterday Dan, Steph and I took a walk at the Little Red Schoolhouse forest preserve. It was so hard to capture the fall colors, but when the sun was shining I got this shot of the oaks.
The wood duck couple in the distance were swimming away from us.
Another distant wood duck shot. I have not seen many wood ducks this year, so this was fun for me.
Beautiful fall colors by the original little red schoolhouse. As we were leaving a lot of families with small children were arriving, so I hope they had a great activity going for them to enjoy nature!
Back in our yard I am happy to say that the new Viking black chokeberry bushes survived the summer. The older leaves turned red and purple, but there were quite a few newer shoots that grew in the last months with the leaves still green. So this is one of two bushes that looks to be growing well in the coming years. The berries were consumed very quickly!