Archives for October 2012

A particularly long walk

Chester and I went walking on Saturday’s still morning.  The earth seemed to be holding its breath awaiting the coming storm:  a dead gray sky, the creek with a black sheen, the monotonous damp penetrating one’s bones.  Thus, the dry leaves were made all the more brilliant in their contrast–bronzes, russets, crimsons, yellows—as they collapsed […]

One ruffed grouse follower

On our vacation this bird started following us.  We were bushwhacking from the campground down a ridge to where we knew there was a creek.  We were hoping for some good photos.  On the way, my husband suddenly stopped: “Look at this bird!”  And there walking in the leaves was a game bird, which we […]