Sunday, November 29, 2009

The End of Autumn

Our next door neighbour's beautiful Crimson maple

We have been lucky here to this year in that we had a wonderful Autumn with lots of sunny days between the rainy ones. Recently the Old Scientist and I made an excursion out to nearby Steveston to walk on the dyke and have lunch afterwards in the picturesque village and these are some of the photos I took along the way.

Looking across the now brown marsh towards the North Shore Mountains
the white spots are geese swirling in the air

The water lilies in the canal have stopped flowering and are withering while
the turtles have disappeared. Who knows where they go in the winter?

My favourite Belted Galloways are still browsing in the field
but it is getting wetter for them

A closer look at the geese which stopped off to rest in the
pond as they make their way south for the winter

I have no idea what type of geese they were. Sorry.

City workers trim the grass on the bank with this very large nifty machine

And now it's time for lunch, don't you think?


Moggs Tigerpaw said...

Difficult to tell from the pic. I didn't think they looked like canada geese, maybe greylags?

sally in norfolk said...

The Tree is just beautiful .... all the leaves have now fallen from our tree's :-(

Bill Quango MP said...

That tree is awesome.Great pic.

jams o donnell said...

Autumn does make for such beautiful scenery,

CherryPie said...

Ah! they all look so beautiful :-)

Carver said...

What beautiful photographs of your scenery JMB. I enjoyed this post so much.

jmb said...

They were definitely not Canada Geese Moggs, they were geese though, white with black tips. But I did not know exactly what they were.

Isn't it Sally, lovely.

Thanks Bill.

It does indeed Jams, a wonderful season when it doesn't rain.

Thanks Cherie and Carver.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Those are excellent photographs. Thank you for posting them.