Yesterday afternoon I set my to-do list aside for awhile and opted instead to set myself outside for awhile! It was a beautiful autumn afternoon, and while most of my backyard leaves have already succumbed to their crunchy carpet fate, the resistant remainder provided a lovely photo backdrop.
Chickadees were out in abundance. Some stopped by for a sip…
…while others showed up to dip and drip!
Our state bird, the Brown Thrasher, also blessed me with a visit.
A Northern Mockingbird (with quite a bossy attitude) and a more timid Titmouse helped themselves to a drink…
…while a beautiful Pine Warbler and a Brown-headed Nuthatch filled up on some food.
Meanwhile, a male Bluebird claimed my new branch as his personal perch.
The dusty rose of the dogwood and the amber tones of the oak made for a delightful autumn blur.