I thought that I'd have a finish to share.
Instead I worked on a couple of different things.
I worked on this Prairie Schooler owl.
And I worked on this owl sampler.
As October comes to an end, the natural world mimics the eeriness of Halloween. Let's take a walk.
We have a couple of Oaks covered in the lichen Methuselah's Beard.
For some reason there are not many rose hips - this is by far the best clump along my mile-long walk.
And yet the Hawthorns are covered with berries. I cannot remember ever seeing them so festooned before.
This Apple has lost most of its leaves, but the fruit remains on the tree.
I've mentioned the many wilding Apple trees I see along my walk, well now I've found a Pear tree to keep them company.
With the return of Autumn rains, the mosses and lichens are renewed and refreshed and vibrant green.
A Big Leaf Maple leaf. Beauty and structural complexity all in one.
We are having a polite family argument over this tree. It appears to be a cherry, and yet every other cherry (wild and cultivated) in the area fruited months ago and the leaves are now turning yellow and red. So what is it? Further research is needed.
Here's the Big Creek.
We've had enough moisture now that it is once again quietly flowing.
We'll end our walk with another late October atmospheric vignette!