Yes, a week after successfully chasing Sandhill Cranes around Elsinore, west of Owen Sound, Mrs. F.G. saw another Facebook post reporting a flock of about 100 'near Copper Kettle'. So after physio this week she sprung it on me and we headed out to hunt for them. I pulled up Google Maps and looked for open fields in that area (Copper Kettle itself sits in forest for all directions). So I directed us on our new expedition.
Friday, October 29, 2021
I've always found fall colour shots a challenge, because you simply can't capture the vibrancy of what you see in person in a camera, especially not in an iphone camera! And the human eye is drawn to individual bright trees, but that's not what the camera captures best. But some shots are certainly better than others and sometimes you just get lucky. So here are some of my best fall colour shots from the past, most from nearly 10 years ago, along with some comments on what makes them my favourites.
Since 'whole tree pictures' aren't usually winners i photos, I'm leaving those out. The first group of these are shots capturing a portion of colourful trees, and the second group zoom in on just a group of leaves. If you find these sharper than my usual photos today, that's because they were all shot with my bigger Nikon, not just an iphone.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Before it gets too late, I want to share at least a few photos of the fall colour around here. These are taken just around the neighbourhood and out the back windows, and a warning, there are too many of them!
Saturday, October 23, 2021
The big task in the garden now is to clean things up for the winter. And as of today Mrs. F.G. and our gardener are pretty well finished. Don't know what we'd do without kind, supportive (and very hard-working) Andrew, and he appreciates the money. But there are a couple of things I still want to share.
Friday, October 22, 2021
It's long past the time I should have updated you on our garden. It has remained remarkably colourful right into the third week of October, thanks in part to the fact that we STILL haven't had any frost! Don't remember it ever being so late, and there's no sign of frost yet. The Zinnias are the best, bright red and orange, and straight outside the window I sit at.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
As we drove around looking for Sandhill Cranes we saw a great many cattle out in the pastures. Here in Grey-Bruce, this is the time of year when farmers have sold on the calves they raised this summer and purchased young cattle to graze over the fall and feed over the winter to bring them up to a market weight of about 1500 lb. Right now they're making use of any available pastures, the most readily available way to feed the young cattle.