Once again we peer through the retrospectroscope to refresh our memories of three years ago, searching the archives for favorite memes such as critters of all kinds (especially birds, flowers and butterflies), scenes of fences, skies, reflections and images which speak for themselves.
We spent the entire month of October, 2015 at our permanent home in south Florida. As is our custom, MaryLou and I walked out into our local Wounded Wetlands well before sunrise to take advantage of the cooler temperatures and experience the wonder as nature raised the curtrain on a new day.
Photography is almost impossible in the first light of dawn, but the camera does pierce the gloom to some degree. We could barely see these four female White-tailed Deer, yet I felt that their placement and their forms were more important than the missing details, so I processed this photo as an oil painting with large brush strokes (click on photo to see texture):
Sunrises sometimes provided a full color palette:
No hurricanes threatened, but a buttermilk sky portended a change in weather:
Although it is an abundant winter visitor, morning light added uncommon beauty to a Palm Warbler and ripening Brazilian Pepper berries:
Other fall migrants had arrived. Among them, Yellow-throated Warbler...
...Black-throated Green Warbler...
...Black-throated Blue Warbler:
Yet, not to be overlooked was the beauty of our common permanent residents, such as this female Northern Flicker...
...a stately Great Blue Heron...
...a demure White-winged Dove...
...and a Blue Jay enjoying a bountiful acorn harvest...
...shared with a Gray Squirrel:
Among the butterflies, a Long-tailed Skipper:
How long had this Bobcat been staring at me from the side of the trail?
The flower of the month was a wild white Water Lily:
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Linking to Misty's CAMERA CRITTERS,
Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,
Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy
Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James
Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni
Linking to Our World Tuesday by Lady Fi
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart
Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue
Linking to ALL SEASONS by Jesh
Linking to Fences Around the World by Gosia
Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display