Well, Hello Autumn!

Anas clypeataA trio of female Northern Shovelers (Anas clypeata), the first I’ve seen this season, were on the never-more-appropriately named Sylvan Water. Anas clypeataThe water is all agleam with the late afternoon gold of the season. No filter, just the usual “Auto” setting on my camera.

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A gold so much lovelier than the smears of gilt favored by strongmen the world over. It never hurts to refresh one’s mind with Orwell’s essay on “Politics and the English Language.”

1 Response to “Well, Hello Autumn!”


  1. 1 Shannon November 18, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Absolutely beautiful composure and color. I love watching the shovelers do their thing. Happy Autumn!

    PS – There is a PBS Nature ‘Duckumentary’ that is fantastic to watch. All about ducks. Heart-warming for birders and non-birders alike.


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