Autumn is breathing it’s last now, the leaves are almost gone. The smoke was thick on Thanksgiving morning, and the pictures were just so interesting, I had to find a time to share them with you. Usually the only time I can get a good picture of all the layers is when there is fog, but the smoke was settling in the valley so the hills were more apparent.
Beautiful and frightening at the same time, isn’t it? Thankfully, the rain this past week helped to get the North Carolina wildfires contained, and the air a bit clearer. The fires aren’t threatening homes or businesses at this point, and will burn themselves out over the next couple of weeks. Although I lament the loss of the gorgeous forest land, we have been lucky. The wildfires in Tennessee have been much worse, and our thoughts are with the families of Gatlinburg.
It has been pretty cold in the mornings, and this little dove is twice his normal size with his feathers all fluffed up. DH put up a cage feeder to keep them out because they are pigs and will drive off all the little birds. It is OK with me if they want to feed off the ground.
I decided to put out a suet cake using my Suet Recipe to help the little birds stay warm.
There are so many different birds visiting the feeder, they are emptying it completely in just a few days. DH filled it up while they all waited in queue in the trees. They descended on it in full as soon as he put the ladder away.
The last bit of color on the driveway on Thanksgiving was lovely with the morning sun.
One last look at lovely leaves in the sunlight, before the trees are bare for winter.
Sunrise over the neighboring mountain to the east last Sunday.
I’ve been decorating, baking and crafting in anticipation of my MIL being here this weekend. We are having a nice visit, and I’ll share some of the fun next week.
What’s going on around your place? Do you still have fall color (those in the northern hemisphere)?