Fall colors

Red Oak
These feathers were stuck in some grass. Not sure what kind of bird, but possibly a roadrunner.

Can you find the Green Lacewing?  It moved when I took the photo and I thought I didn’t even get a shot.

 Rose hip  of the White Prairie Rose (Rosa foliolosa)

Slender one-seed Copperleaf (Acalypha monococca). This genus brings back memories for me. Kathy pointed out this genus to me years ago when I went out to the place she boarded her horse over in Collin county. We saw birds that day, but this is one of memories that stuck with me. Thanks Kathy!
Close up of the one seed and leaf opened up.

Hackberry knot or is it the eye of an elephant LOL. 

Nodding Ladies-tresses (Spiranthes cernua) found in a new area on our place.

Gayfeather (Liatris mucronata) was bravely trying to get in another bloom. It was such a scrawny plant.

Keep looking!



  1. Oh Mary, I remember that so well. Before I paged down to the comment I saw that picture and immediately remembered the same.

  2. Two more. When I saw the feathers I thought of Bob White Quail. At least it evoked memories of my pet quail Robert. And I think you are right, that is the eye and wrinkly skin of an elephant.

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