Tuesday, November 17, 2015

In photos: Fallen leaves past their peak

Yesterday I posted photos of fall foliage spotted here in Northern Virginia, so today I wanted to post images of leaves past their peak. While no longer brilliant in color, there is still beauty to be found as nature begins to settle in for the winter.

Frosty leaves

I thought this leaf had beautiful shape and texture
Macro shot of a dried up leaf. I was so intrigued by its details

A few oversized leaves must have blown in from elsewhere, it was so much larger than the others in my yard

Curled up leaf going to bed for the winter

I'm not sure what kind of flower this is, but I planted it about a year or two ago. This is what it looks like after it settles down for the season, in the summer it was a bluish-purple

Monday, November 16, 2015

In photos: Fall foliage in Fairfax County

I just love the brilliant colors to be found during September, October and November. These are a few shots captured here in Fairfax County during the 2015 season.  

I just loved the multiple colors to be found in this leaf

This leaf literally stood out to me on a frosty October morning

The dogwood tree in my yard showed off its brilliant color this year

Frosty leaf in the shadows as the sun began to shine

Friday, November 13, 2015

Busy bees at Ticonderoga Farm

Last week we had such beautiful weather, it felt like summer - yet looking around the visuals were all about fall. We spent at day at Ticonderoga Farms and I spotted a number of bees working and decided to take a few shots.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I spy with my eye...lots of butterflies!

The last few posts I did on this blog about butterflies were taken at the Smithsonian's Butterfly Pavilion. It's a fabulous experience! But today I wanted to focus on butterflies spotted in the wild over the past year.