Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn Stroll Around the Ranch

A little solitary time for this doe

Homeowners have begun decorating for the upcoming season

Last of the Poke berries

Even though scorched, this Sweetgum is showing its fall colors
The Sweetgums are one of the first trees to change colors here

A lush carpet of moss

Some creature's hidey hole

This dogwood has no leaves but is full of fruit

Art in nature

Even a log pile can be art

White Gayfeather (Liatris)

The oak leaves are beginning to change

Jack-o-lantern mushroom (Omphalotus olearius) - I think

American Beautyberry (Calicarpis americana)

The Yaupons have fruited

Resurrection Fern

Sassafras trees are unusual because they have three distinct 
leaf patterns on the same plant, unlobed oval, bilobed (mitten-shaped), and trilobed (three-pronged)
Colorful trilobed Sassafras leaves


  1. Oh, my! Look at that dogwood! How beautiful! I have killed a couple of dogwoods trying to planting one on my property, so I've resigned myself to just admiring others'. But, oh, how I wish! And I don't think I've ever seen a mushroom like that! Interesting. I love the pumpkin people, too! Cute!

  2. beautiful autumn.

  3. As always, beautiful images.
    It is great to be here in east Texas, and Fall season is the best time of year.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. I look forward to your informative and mixed with your humor!
    Thank you!