Fall is Seven Grass Snakes roadkill

Wester Ave on Sept 21, the trees all had leaves and some were brilliantly colored.

Wester Ave on Sept 21, the trees all had leaves and some were brilliantly colored. Just like the cars, I bet you can’t see the snakes.

Wester Ave. Sept 26, many of the leaves have fallen, many have changed toward brown, but still nice color.

Wester Ave. Sept 26, many of the leaves have fallen, many have changed toward brown, but still nice color.

This morning walking down the gravel road, Wester Avenue in Taylor County Wisconsin I counted seven squished grass snakes and one red bellied snake, two road toad skins, but then I quit looking down because geese were flying over in a partial V. There was a light fog and the trees, despite the “At Peak” broadcasts are actually past peak as far as I’m concerned and dropping leaves all over the place.

The over-the-top beauty is so ephemeral, just a brief respite. We’re moving into the bare branches and shades of tan and brown season. the chickadees were doing their whistling calls, and the crows are flocking. They have a couple special trees in this one 40 acre wilder zone that they gather in their murders.

Daylight is contracting so fast now, each morning its easier to get up before the sun and then walk in the sunrise. It makes great photo opportunities easy, so I’m carrying my camera constantly, just about. I was wondering why the Earth rotates and tilts the way it always does, such a mystery.

Saw a really cool contrast near the end of one of my neighbor’s driveway. A maple that has turned dark magenta red and a wild cucumber vine that looks like some sort of feather boa.

A late turning maple and a prolifically growing wild cucumber vine seed pod heads.

A late turning maple and a prolifically growing wild cucumber vine seed pod heads.

Today was lovely, sunny, warm, and so of course I had to stack hay, but then I went to Sackett Lake with the dogs and played fetch and gave them baths in the lake water. It cooled me off just fine.

Sackett Lake

Sackett Lake

Season’s changing, enjoy it while you may. Except if you’re a snake, don’t sunbathe in the road – it’s a death trap.fallcolorsBellaMaxSept232014 008Don’t worry, this isn’t a picture of a snake, just a downed tree with a pretty red maple leaf caught on it.

 

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About jeaninerenzoni

Camera toting, dog trainer, cat trainer, horse trainer, flower gardener, book reader, always finding something new to be interested in and research. My newest undertaking is my new pup and all the training that goes with raising him. I must get back to painting watercolors in my art room. Finished and looking for new ones in the library's DVD collection. About me ... Dog trainer for over 40 years, multiple obedience titles on many dogs, showed in conformation, ran a grooming shop, trained lots of people and dogs. Also have a BS Nutrition, CRD, CTM, AKC CGC evaluator, was NAHQ, was licensed in life/health insurance, long-term care consultant for 25+ years, Covey facilitator, team trainer, project manager, R+ trainer for people, etc ... you could say I believe in qualifications variety.
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2 Responses to Fall is Seven Grass Snakes roadkill

  1. Allison says:

    What beautiful photos! 🙂

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