Garden, October 7

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Once again the weather is warm enough to inspire me to turn on the air conditioner in the house. Today’s forecasted high is 81 degrees, and my flowers are loving this weather.

By the way, I’ve posted more images and few little video clips of my garden on Instagram.

Do you post photos on Instagram? If so, please leave a link to your Instagram feed in the comments so I can follow you there, too.

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Fall Photo Walk: Sugar Maple Peak

The sugar maples are blazing, and I was fortunate enough to capture some of these trees over the weekend. The light was unreliable despite a forecast of full sun all weekend. The wind was not cooperative at times either, which is typical of fall.

Fall Photo Walk, n+1

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With cool temperatures at hand, the El Niño conditions are ending that dampened the beginning of our fall foliage season. Now we’re in the midst of the pre-peak delay, when the trees are on the verge of blazing but dim light, blustery winds, and rain prevent good captures of these changes.

I did have the chance to take a fall photo walk last weekend, and my busy week did not allow posting more of these pictures until now.

The forecast for this weekend is looking very promising, with full sun and temperatures in the 50’s. I hope to capture all the rich colors of the leaves during their predicted peak this weekend.

Ohio Prairie in October

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One of my local parks is maintains a prairie, which is unusual around here because much of northwest Ohio was once swamp land.

McLean Teddy Bear Park, Allen County, Ohio

Autumn Ash Leaves

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Ash trees have been more uncommon in Ohio because of emerald ash borer. I took this picture a couple years ago. I had hoped to get more pictures of this tree during this fall, but the tree grew no leaves this year.