Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal.  And I hope you were able to get out to enjoy this wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Medford Leas

Last week several Foulkeways residents went over to New Jersey to visit Medford Leas CCRC to have a look at their enclosed courtyards.
It was a rainy day, but these courtyards were impressive even in November.
Each one is different, with an interesting mix of trees, shrubs, and flowers.

None have grass, but may have grass substitutes that do not need mowing.
Most of the courtyards had pathways, and sometimes benches, which were pleasant to look at, even if you never ventured into the gardens.
There was often paving stones used, and drains in each as they experienced a need for draining the water away from the apartments.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

At My Feeder

Under the weather today, so I enjoyed my backyard feeders, and captured a few photos.
Downy woodpecker
White-throated sparrow

Seed stealer

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Late Fall Color

There is still some lovely late fall color to be seen on campus.
By the back door.

Where everyone can see.
Mums finally in bloom.


How do they know it is Sunday?
I spotted some deer in the meadow, but they saw me first.  The buck was already gone.
They must have walked right under this tree stand, where the hunters might be any other day, but not on Sunday.
There were deer tracks in the mud on the Maris Trail.
There are many trees down on the upper Maris Trail loop, and I do not recommend walking there.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sandy and Clean-up

There are some areas that I haven't photographed before, mostly because they are not as near to the community and frequently travelled paths.
This is near the entrance to the Maris Trail and the path to Evans Road.  One very large tree came down here, and I have not walked the Maris Trail, where there are some other trees down.
Here is a tree down in the picnic grove, but it is easy to walk around it, or over.
There is a creative stick pile down near "N", which residents created by cleaning up in their yards.

New Try

Here is the firewood photo that was meant to be included in the last blog.  I attempted to erase some of the earlier blogs, but that did nothing.  Then I tried opening a new blog in Wordpress, but such as steep learning curve it is not worth it.  Now I am trying resizing the photos to see if that works.  But there are only three followers who are still with me, because no one else has reported that they want me to continue.  We shall see.