Saturday, September 2, 2017

Heading Into Fall

This morning we awoke to a very smoky sunrise. There are both air quality and heat alerts for the days ahead. We have numerous fires to the north of us in California, Oregon, Washington and Canada. All of them are sending smoke southward to us. Out in the forest now there is the arrhythmic drop of acorns everywhere. It's hard to put into words to describe the sound of acorns rattling down through the branches and the hitting the leaf covered forest floor. Sitting out listening to the sounds of the forest you begin to think that there are forest creatures all around you. The acorns provide food for many forest creatures that will store them up to eat later or to bulk up on now to make it through the wet winter up ahead. Deer and bears especially put on a lot of weight eating acorns(mast) through out fall. I hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend. God bless, chris The acorn image was created with a Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF-S60mm F 2.8 Macro USM lens supported on a Manfrotto 055 XPROB tripod. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800 F16.0 at 1/5th of a sec. #TeamCanon

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