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Autumn splendor hike

After days upon days of chilly rain we woke this morning to a thin layer of white frost sparkling in bright sunlight. One couldn't ask for better fall hiking weather, there just isn't any better to have. We had breakfast, we layered on the clothing and donned hats and mittens, then we joined in another county park naturalist guided hike. The find of the day was a multitude of fungi—here there and everywhere—but my favorite moment was spending time with a little spring peeper. He may sing his best in the spring, but he is one beautiful frog in the fall when his color is in style. The rest of the day was less exciting, filled with winterizing the yard and gardens and getting started on a Halloween costume (which may seem late, but it's still earlier than last year).

Bracket or shelf fungus

Puffball fungus

Bracket or shelf fungus

Northern Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

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Reader Comments (3)

Beautiful! Missing the fall colors this year! I nominated you for the Verstatile Blooger Awards
October 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer Altman
What a beautiful day and photos, We are really enjoying nature at this time of the year. I am wondering how your costume making went. We are in Australia and not many people do Halloween
November 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLesley
Hi, Lesley! The costume went very well. He was a penguin this year and I found the perfect pattern, so that made it a little easier. He wore it to a couple of events, but here is a link to our post from Halloween day:
November 16, 2011 | Registered Commentercortneyandjon

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