Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A sunny day in October

It was a beautiful sunny October day today. Unusual for this time of year since we live close to the Lake and overcast is the norm starting some time in October until March or April. So I took a walk around the property with camera in hand. Here is what I found.

The oak leaves turned late this year, but are more colorful than in previous years. This view is toward the street showing the end of the drive way.

This oak sapling looks like it will definitely grow into a mighty oak some day. This view is from the back of the house.

And, of course, where there is sun, there are the Japanese beetles.

And if you look closely you can see the horns on this young buck which came to visit the other day.

Of course mushrooms are part of the scenery around here. This is the common puff ball. Have you ever eaten one? As long as they are very young, they are quite good eating. Their taste is somewhat nutty and buttery.

Off hand this looks like an American Ceasar's mushroom since they are usually found where oak trees grow. The American Ceasar's mushroom is edible, but I didn't try them since I was unable to positively identify them.


  1. I love the pictures, Renate. Very interesting to see what is in other states. Cute little young buck. I remember the other pictures of deer in your yard from the Yahoo 360 days.

  2. Lovely Fall pictures. Out here on the West Coast everything is green -- no vibrant foliage here!