Fallen leaves

I’ve done a few posts showing the spectacular colors of the autumn leaves while they’re still on the trees. To my mind some of them look just as impressive when they’ve fallen.

TAken with a Panasonic Lumix GF1 and Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6

A couple of squirrels

According to The Conversation 2019 is a “mast” year for oaks.

If you have oak trees in your neighborhood, perhaps you’ve noticed that some years the ground is carpeted with their acorns, and some years there are hardly any. Biologists call this pattern, in which all the oak trees for miles around make either lots of acorns or almost none, “masting.”

In New England, naturalists have declared this fall a mast year for oaks: All the trees are making tons of acorns all at the same time.

We certainly have hundreds, if not thousands of acorns on the ground.

And with the acorns come squirrels.

First picture taken with a Canon EOS 5d and EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM; second with a Panasonic Lumix GF-1 and Lumix G Vario 45-150mm f4.0-5.6.

Fall foliage around the lake

Taken from a few walks with our dog, Harley around the lake. Above a view looking North from Roaring Brook Lane – less than five minutes walk from our lake house.


A view from our house.


View to the South from our dock.


Lake View from North Beach looking south.


Leaf on a rock.


Tree on Lake Shore Road.

Taken with a Canon EOS 5d and EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM.