Feathers, Foliage, and the Colors of Fall

The sky has been overcast for the past several days, punctuated with frequent splatters of rain.  Normally I am not a fan of wet weather (at least not if it lasts very long) but right now the beauty of autumn is bursting against such a dreary backdrop.  I love how even the feathers of the birds seem to blend with the colors of fall.

Take for example this robust Robin.  Doesn’t he look rather pumpkin-ish?


American Robin


And when you look at this scattering of leaves…


you can see the golden tones of a Pine Warbler…


Pine Warbler

…and the hues of a House Finch…

house finch

House Finch

…and the colors of a Cardinal too.


Northern Cardinal

And tell me, doesn’t this Carolina Wren look just like an acorn with wings?

carolina wren

Carolina Wren


I guess there is beauty to be found even on the dreariest of days!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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11 Responses to Feathers, Foliage, and the Colors of Fall

  1. Tiny says:

    Beautiful captures of God’s gifts in nature, Kathy! And everybody is indeed wearing matching seasonal colors 🙂

  2. aussiebirder says:

    Good observation Kathy, yes I can see the colour match with the birds and the seasonal changes. Another beautiful post of your birds!:-)

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    Your Carolina Wren does look like an acorn with wings! Enjoyed the beautiful fall colors in your photos and birds, Kathy! 🍂🍁🎃

  4. Squid says:

    Wonderful! I love your comparisons, they fit so well! 🙂

  5. Jodi says:

    Wow. You sure found it!

  6. memadtwo says:

    “acorn with wings” –love it.

  7. Sue says:

    Terrific post! Love the foliage-plumage comparisons!

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