Autumn is for rambling

IMG_2680As the bracken dies back, the effect of the brown fronds is lovely, don’t you think? This is the time of year when I spend more time in the woods, and on the road. Fewer bugs and no crowds.

IMG_2674Here’s the funny “smoking frog” rock that we always admire when we’re in Audubon’s Maxwell Mays refuge. The “cigar” is sticking out of the left side of his mouth.

IMG_2687In a swampy section of the refuge, dead trees stand out against an intense autumn blue sky.

IMG_2501We drove up to Maine for a weekend. The asters were amazing.

IMG_2516The weather was perfect, so we stopped at this beach for a while.

IMG_2509Our dog wasted no time in going for a nice, long swim.

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She also enjoyed the rocks at one of our favorite spots: Kettle Cove.

IMG_2540It was a beautiful weekend. Perfect for a little ramble.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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8 Responses to Autumn is for rambling

  1. Anubis Bard says:

    Beautiful. We have been gifted a wonderful autumn this year.

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  2. Kathy says:

    Love that stone frog! Nature’s statuary always amazes me.

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  3. Very lovely! I LOVE this time of year in the woods, and on the road, too. So wonderfully peaceful.

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  4. GardenPest says:

    Oh those Maine pix made me homesick. Kettle Cove, I agree, is a wonderful place. Although a heavily visited spot, it retains its simple charm of a natural spot, uncontaminated by development and honky tonk. Man,that water can be very cold; I admire your water walking w/ your beautiful dog.

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