Autumn Landscape

In autumn, the temperatures gradually begin to cool. Plants dry up and scatter their seeds, berries ripen, and leaves turn into mosaic wonders. Insects soak up the sun’s warm rays. With all the colors and textures of autumn, it continues to be one of the most magical times of the year to me.

“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then Autumn would be the magic hour.” ~Victoria Erickson

Variety of Insects

I enjoy watching insects. I find them intriguing, both those that I commonly see and new ones that I come upon unexpectedly. Here are some of my summer and autumn finds.

Leaf-footed bug
Walking Stick
Banded Tussock Moth Caterpillar
Milkweed Leaf Beetle
Red Paper Wasp
Hairy Brown Caterpillar
Hover Fly
Cuckoo Wasp
Beetle

“Look closely.  The beautiful may be small.”  ~Immanuel Kant

White Pelicans

A flock of white pelicans has arrived at Reelfoot Lake on their annual fall migration. We try not to miss a chance to see these beautiful, impressive birds.

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~Helen Keller