The sunset was quite pretty at the park last night, but that goldeny-glow on the park bench lasted only a short while, a.k.a. a split second. A few quick clicks on my camera and the glow was gone. See other interpretations of the “Split Second Story” theme at: Weekly Photo Challenge.
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We have a new backyard visitor. Actually, he thinks he’s a long-term resident. A wood rat has been living in the yard for at least 6 months. For the past month or so, he’s been burrowed underneath a thick layer of snow and ice. Now that spring is coming and the snow is melting, the rat is no longer staying inside. We’ve been watching him prancing back and forth along his self-made trail. First, he runs straight from his den to the seeds that have spilled from the bird feeders. Then, he returns back to store the seeds inside. Today, he found a nice cache of seeds that had fallen inside an overturned flower pot.
The video below shows him racing back and forth to collect the seeds. You can see why they are called pack rats.
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Especially when it’s cold out, that last bit of color in the sky is an extra welcome sight.
When the natural light is gone, a beam from a lighthouse directs the path.
The reflection of sunlight on the water is so peaceful.
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It was so nice last weekend to spend an afternoon exploring the “real” Jersey Shore at Sandy Hook (Gateway National Recreation Area). I especially like going to the beach in autumn when the crowds have thinned out. It was beautiful to look across the sand and the water toward the horizon where the New York City skyline spreads out. (Below is the same photo, zoomed in to show more detail.)
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The autumn hues of red, yellow, green and brown are favorites of mine. See other photo interpretations of “The Hue of You” at the Weekly Photo Challenge.
As we were hiking down a bumpy trail along the edge of the Raritan River, we were surprised when this frog popped up from inside a muddy puddle. See more photos of the “Inside” theme at: Weekly Photo Challenge.
With a potpourri of different shapes, sizes, textures and colors, the camera only focused on certain parts of this pollinator habitat. The out of focus areas give you an idea of how dense the field was. Although most of the plants were past their peak, the cabbage and sulphur butterflies were abundant.
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The golden hour to me is that magical time at the end of the day when the sun is having its last hurrah before disappearing for the evening.
It lights the sky on fire. It makes the wildflowers stretch out to soak in the last bit of sun before night comes.It gives a golden brightness to the leaves. Even after the rain, the sun makes a grand exit.
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Also linking to Skywatch Friday.