I saw an eagle landing on a tree next to the Little Buffalo River near Parthenon. They are both long shots with a Canon 1D M3 and a Canon 400 DO/IS Lens:
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WOW, reached 17F as a low this morning. Last week I took a photo of one (of many) Elk harem over near Ponca. There appears to be 2 bulls in this photo but the one on the left is a “satellite” bull OR a younger bull that has not challenged the harem owner (dominant Bull Elk, to the right) to a duel or did challenge him, and LOST BIG. He will hang near the harem for the entire winter and learn. Notice the maple and beech trees still show their color.
The storm passed us by ! Just 1/3 inch of rain so far. Not enough for canoeing or kayaking. Winds to 40 MPH expected this evening. Took a few photos taken today:
Posted in Mountain Scenery, mountains, The River, Weather, tagged 2013, autumn, Boston Mountains, buffalo, Buffalo River, color change, fall colors. October 30th, Kyle's Landing, river, Sherman Mountain on October 30, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The first peak is near (maybe today or tomorrow); but it is beautiful !! We are expecting 2-3 inches of rain in the next 36 hours and that will possibly make the Buffalo River from Boxley to Pruitt floatable by weeks end and through the weekend and maybe next week. There should still be a good amount of color left in some trees; making this the ideal canoe or kayak float for fall colors; A FLASH FLOOD WATCH was just issued !!
I have a good bunch to post, but here is Newton County Road #20 along Henson Creek inn yesterday’s rain, about 2 miles west of Highway 327:
This photo taken 10 minutes ago (8:25 AM CDT) as the fog lifts in the backyard:
We got 2.01 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. I took these yesterday at the Ponca bridges. Adds Creek was running muddy, so the water above the low-water bridge was clear, and below the high bridge was murky to cloudy. It appears the first color peak will be in 7-10 days if the forecast for clear cooler weather for 7 days holds. The day was rainy, cloudy, and not much light getting through the clouds – that type of day tends to highly saturate the colors:
Just a photo taken yesterday north of Mountainburg, AR, – 10/8:
Posted in Mountain Scenery, Weather, Wild Birds, tagged Arkansas, black gums, boston range, cedaer waxwings, Cedar Waxwings, fall color, hickory, oaks, ozark mountains, sweet gums on October 9, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
We got down to 38F degrees here in Murray valley last night (actually at 5:48 AM) and the Cedar Waxwings have arrived in good numbers and are eating everything in sight. I am off for a hike again today. Went to Fayetteville yesterday across the center of the Ozark Mountains and the Sweet gums are magnificent, in color, now. The Black-gums have turned a purplish color instead of their normal scarlet red. The oaks, maples, and hickories, etc. are still very green. I think the color is going to be later this year.
Just a few photos taken this 40F morning: