Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Summer’s End

….thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/09/14/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-summers-end/

September usually signals that summer is quickly coming to an end. During the day, however, the temperatures can still be blisteringly hot but the cooler breezes in the evening off the lake, the shorter days, pots of mums at the garden centres and children skipping off to school in the mornings clearly forecast that autumn is close at hand.

Summer’s end brings out the sweaters and sweatshirts for evening walks. Fewer people are playing at the lawn bowling club and for those who still come out the lights have to be turned on over the pitch so the bowlers aren’t playing in the dark. In the garden most of the vegetables have come to an end. The kale of course will continue to thrive well into late fall but the green tomatoes struggle to ripen on the vine. The leaves on the trees and shrubs are beginning turn colour and some have started to fall to the ground. The bees and the squirrels are busily stocking up their food stores and fattening up for winter.

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A Busy Day at the Feeder

the day before our first big snowfall

Birds and squirrels must know when they need to stock up on their food intake. It was a crazy day at the bird feeder and between the birds and the tree rats (my husband’s name for squirrels) the feeder and seeds around the feeder quickly disappeared.

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The same bird feeder the next day.

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Cousin of the Rat but Cuter

thanks to Debbie Smyth for hosting Six Word Saturday https://travelwithintent.com/2021/03/20/trying-to-think-inside-the-box/

Today in High Park the squirrels were out and about, running up and down trees and through the tall grasses. I had my telephoto lens with me and was able to capture these beauties.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge – Week 6

…..we stopped to see what the dog was so distracted by and discovered a group of squirrels chasing each other up and down this massive tree

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For more odd ball photos check out Cee’s blog.