One Autumn Morning; Photographs of a Beautiful World

Our world is both vast and small. It is filled with beauty to share with those who visit its charm. One early Autumn morning, I did.

This Autumn day I decided to visit the park and walk. It was such a nice October morning: No wind, warmth with a sweater, colorful tinges and rich earthy hues becoming apparent after a light frost. Before preparing to leave I stepped out to the back yard to check my Mirandy rose and shoulder-high Moringa tree. The old-fashioned rose bush still bore five dark red velvety blossoms deeply fragrant.

Then I saw this fabulous HUGE spider web at the back porch corner by the fence. An orangy spider was repairing his magnificent web that had been damaged by winds in the night. Its web was almost three feet high, not counting all the attaching threads to the fence and roof. It was a fantastic piece of spider artwork, highlighted by bright morning sun.

Then as I examined my still blossoming Four-o-clocks I found a tiny strikingly gold spider on a stem. It held its arms wide and 'froze'! When it finally moved, I snapped more views of its unusual self. It was such a distinct golden color, less than an inch long with legs outstretched. When I had taken its picture, I saw another very large garden spider in Four-o-clocks by the garage wall. It remained warily centered in its web while I took portraits. It was amazing to observe the colorful markings of each creature. Whatever feeling of fear or shriek of panic might sometimes occur regarding spiders, these creatures were amazingly colorful, and I enjoyed taking their pictures while keeping a cautious distance.

After admiring the spider's handiwork, I snapped a few pictures of fragrant Four-o-clocks, for they would not last into the day. Four-o-clocks bloom in late afternoon and wilt in mornings but may stay open later when weather is cool, as they had this autumn morning. Each color may yield a different fragile fragrance and I do love to sniff them all!

Gazing up at an azure sky, I first heard, then saw a few geese. A plane was exuding a chemtrail overhead and it appeared to point at their flight path. I thought, laser-tag, right! In more ways than one... The geese of course, kept flying south, unharmed.

As I walked to the back porch I noted a large fly-creature that was not a despicable house-fly. It remained totally still as I stepped near, camera ready. After several photos, I gently bumped the fly with a blade of grass and it flew away. Seems my picture-taking-morning had started well!

Neverminding the photographic back yard delays of this early day, I soon gathered my purse, sweatered myself, and camera in hand, drove to the park. I was going to capture more small beautiful things among the sunlit autumn folige.

Part of our amazing world is quite small indeed. Just look....

This striking golden spider was climbing on a Four-o-clock stem.  He clung to the leaf like he knew an earthquake was coming. It was, but photography came first. After a few shots, he drew his arms in close to his head and squeezed small as he could
This striking golden spider was climbing on a Four-o-clock stem. He clung to the leaf like he knew an earthquake was coming. It was, but photography came first. After a few shots, he drew his arms in close to his head and squeezed small as he could | Source
This huge spider had made its web between tall Four-o-clocks beside the garage wall.  It stayed warily in the center of its designed web while I took photos.
This huge spider had made its web between tall Four-o-clocks beside the garage wall. It stayed warily in the center of its designed web while I took photos. | Source
This cool fellow was evidently trying to warm himself on the concrete slab.  Really a good-looker, don't you think?   It wasn't a housefly.  Maybe a baby horsefly?
This cool fellow was evidently trying to warm himself on the concrete slab. Really a good-looker, don't you think? It wasn't a housefly. Maybe a baby horsefly? | Source

Sometimes one must look intentionally to really see those small, small gifts of nature. Too often, we may miss their exhibit of beauty...at no charge, no ticket

This garden spider had build a HUGE web between the fence and house.  It was almost three feet tall but had been torn by the wind.   The spider was in repair mode, and I stayed far enough away so as to not bother its working.
This garden spider had build a HUGE web between the fence and house. It was almost three feet tall but had been torn by the wind. The spider was in repair mode, and I stayed far enough away so as to not bother its working. | Source
Four-o-clocks in morning sunlight prepare to curl into oblivion.  These blossoms bloom in the late afternoon and wilt in the morning.  I really like their floral fragrance!
Four-o-clocks in morning sunlight prepare to curl into oblivion. These blossoms bloom in the late afternoon and wilt in the morning. I really like their floral fragrance! | Source
This delicate pink Four-o-clock  portrait  was taken near a wooden fence that offered some shelter from windy gusts.
This delicate pink Four-o-clock portrait was taken near a wooden fence that offered some shelter from windy gusts. | Source
This peachy neon Four-o-clock with a hot pink star is one of the more fragrant colors that have genetically mixed themselves over the 20  years I have grown them.  Some South American  tribes use their corms-similar to a sweet potato- for food.
This peachy neon Four-o-clock with a hot pink star is one of the more fragrant colors that have genetically mixed themselves over the 20 years I have grown them. Some South American tribes use their corms-similar to a sweet potato- for food. | Source
Laser tag!  These geese looked to be escaping the tip of the chemtrail being exuded in the morning sky.
Laser tag! These geese looked to be escaping the tip of the chemtrail being exuded in the morning sky. | Source
Ahh, we are arriving at Hafer Park pond where  fish, ducks, geese and turtles play.  It was a beautiful clear morning, warm with a sweater and cool in the early breeze.
Ahh, we are arriving at Hafer Park pond where fish, ducks, geese and turtles play. It was a beautiful clear morning, warm with a sweater and cool in the early breeze. | Source
These huge  acorns crowd the branch of a young oak  tree  planted near a trail.  I ate a fallen one and it was almost sweet.  Indians found them a nourishing staple in their often meager diet.
These huge acorns crowd the branch of a young oak tree planted near a trail. I ate a fallen one and it was almost sweet. Indians found them a nourishing staple in their often meager diet. | Source
Bright sun shafts backlight the red and golden color of autumn shrubs.
Bright sun shafts backlight the red and golden color of autumn shrubs. | Source
Blue translucent insect on slender green:  This dragonfly grasped the blade for several minutes; almost as though it purposely posed for my camera.
Blue translucent insect on slender green: This dragonfly grasped the blade for several minutes; almost as though it purposely posed for my camera. | Source
A northerly view of an autumn shore and sky.   Rippling waves made swishing music on sandstone rocks, accompanied by a gusty breeze, fish-scented.
A northerly view of an autumn shore and sky. Rippling waves made swishing music on sandstone rocks, accompanied by a gusty breeze, fish-scented. | Source
This Red-winged blackbird was singing his morning song.  Probably already had a lumpy breakfast by  the pond, and wanted to brag about getting the early worm.
This Red-winged blackbird was singing his morning song. Probably already had a lumpy breakfast by the pond, and wanted to brag about getting the early worm. | Source
Autumn painted leaves overlooking a grassy shoreline surely brighten the scene of clear water ripples. It could be called  'autumn-colored- music'.
Autumn painted leaves overlooking a grassy shoreline surely brighten the scene of clear water ripples. It could be called 'autumn-colored- music'. | Source
This Mockingbird sat eying me while I crept closer and closer, making sure I did not touch the drying poison ivy branches around its haven.
This Mockingbird sat eying me while I crept closer and closer, making sure I did not touch the drying poison ivy branches around its haven. | Source
A sleeping ladybug was still tucked in tight as the sun warmed a new autumn day.  I let her sleep.
A sleeping ladybug was still tucked in tight as the sun warmed a new autumn day. I let her sleep. | Source
Bountiful berries on this autumn-glorified tree will be delectable food for some hungry bird, and probably an early worm too.
Bountiful berries on this autumn-glorified tree will be delectable food for some hungry bird, and probably an early worm too. | Source
This fat bug was enjoying a breakfast of nectar in a fancy restaurant of white.  I perceived it was a boll weevil, but he would not show his face for the camera.
This fat bug was enjoying a breakfast of nectar in a fancy restaurant of white. I perceived it was a boll weevil, but he would not show his face for the camera. | Source
This feisty Skipper made good use of the bright colored offering of this last of the summer flora, a Lantana that is a delightful nectar food for butterflies.
This feisty Skipper made good use of the bright colored offering of this last of the summer flora, a Lantana that is a delightful nectar food for butterflies. | Source
This small area of mature cattails is the only section that survived extensive heat and drought of summer.  I should also add, the tromping of uncaring feet and destructive hands of careless people helped limit their growth.
This small area of mature cattails is the only section that survived extensive heat and drought of summer. I should also add, the tromping of uncaring feet and destructive hands of careless people helped limit their growth. | Source

Strolling down the pathway, listening to chirps, tweets and caws, autumn sunshine became almost too warm for my sweater. The splashing aeration spray in the pond made a faint rainbow in its circle, and I could hear ducks quacking and muttering to each other as they preened.

Autumn's paintbrush was stroking its gorgeous array of color upon the landscape. Brilliant greens of trees and pond made a beautiful background for striking red and yellow hues of fall. The air was clean and crisp, wafting soft skittering chatter of squirrels in antique black walnut trees along the trail to a gently sloping hill.

Brilliant touches of Autumn splash reds and golds among the still green trees and quiet pond on a peaceful morning at the park.

Hafer Park pond is aerated for oxygen use by fish and microscopic plants for food, and of course the incessant turtle population.
Hafer Park pond is aerated for oxygen use by fish and microscopic plants for food, and of course the incessant turtle population. | Source
Looking across quiet green water the sapphire sky contrasts with touches of Autumn's paintbrush on a (rarely) windless day.
Looking across quiet green water the sapphire sky contrasts with touches of Autumn's paintbrush on a (rarely) windless day. | Source
This beautiful walkway offers peaceful relaxation during a stroll under the canopy of color and sunshine. Trails like this follow the natural lay of the land.
This beautiful walkway offers peaceful relaxation during a stroll under the canopy of color and sunshine. Trails like this follow the natural lay of the land. | Source
The restful colors of a quiet day, a leisurely walk in the park, brings color to the cheek and peace to the heart. Marked trails are well traveled.
The restful colors of a quiet day, a leisurely walk in the park, brings color to the cheek and peace to the heart. Marked trails are well traveled. | Source
Red, green and sunshine:  Colors decorating a wood rail fence contrast strikingly, as I huff up a small hill on this lovely fall stroll.  Bittersweet vine in left background has not yet turned orangy-red.
Red, green and sunshine: Colors decorating a wood rail fence contrast strikingly, as I huff up a small hill on this lovely fall stroll. Bittersweet vine in left background has not yet turned orangy-red. | Source
What?  This monkey-face spider jumped to catch a fly on this late summer rose - and missed!  I tried to console it by memorializing its dismay with my camera.
What? This monkey-face spider jumped to catch a fly on this late summer rose - and missed! I tried to console it by memorializing its dismay with my camera. | Source
This garden on a hill is beginning to exhibit the painted hues of autumn as it overlooks the animal activity in Hafer Park. just beyond the pond.
This garden on a hill is beginning to exhibit the painted hues of autumn as it overlooks the animal activity in Hafer Park. just beyond the pond. | Source
This almost-too-friendly squirrel wanted a gift of food.  It followed me around till deciding there would be no nut-giving today.  He lives in the black walnut trees at Hafer park.  And eats a lot of junk food tossed by hapless admirers.
This almost-too-friendly squirrel wanted a gift of food. It followed me around till deciding there would be no nut-giving today. He lives in the black walnut trees at Hafer park. And eats a lot of junk food tossed by hapless admirers. | Source
Back again to the green Hafer pond, I watch this duck jump to the stone wall to snip on grass with a friend.  The friend was evidently afraid to watch him miss his jump.
Back again to the green Hafer pond, I watch this duck jump to the stone wall to snip on grass with a friend. The friend was evidently afraid to watch him miss his jump. | Source
Mr. Heron stalks slowly among the litter along the shoreline.  I could see he had no success that morning in obtaining a fishy snack. Herons are usually lone fishers.
Mr. Heron stalks slowly among the litter along the shoreline. I could see he had no success that morning in obtaining a fishy snack. Herons are usually lone fishers. | Source
This southeast shoreline of Beckham-Rudkin Pond lies stolidly under the chemtrails in the northern sky.  There are at least 7 chemtrails in the picture, the largest being expanded horizontally at the top of picture.
This southeast shoreline of Beckham-Rudkin Pond lies stolidly under the chemtrails in the northern sky. There are at least 7 chemtrails in the picture, the largest being expanded horizontally at the top of picture. | Source
The reflection of still water is beauty magnified by its double-duty charm.  This is the south east area of Beckham-Rudkin pond, looking south. Even the mirrored lake reflects peacefulness on this autumn day.
The reflection of still water is beauty magnified by its double-duty charm. This is the southeast area of Beckham-Rudkin pond, looking south. Even the mirrored lake reflects peacefulness on this autumn day. | Source
The southernmost rocky shore of Beckham-Rudkin pond is filled with minnows in spring and summer.  And sometimes a snake or two.
The southernmost rocky shore of Beckham-Rudkin pond is filled with minnows in spring and summer. And sometimes a snake or two. | Source
This was a surprise to me!  I had crossed beside the rock, taken pictures, and dramatically discovered it on my way back. The snake was probably warming in the sun.
This was a surprise to me! I had crossed beside the rock, taken pictures, and dramatically discovered it on my way back. The snake was probably warming in the sun. | Source
 A small drainage creek by the pond.  Its deep azure sky reflection contrasts with Okie red soil and sandstone as I snap the photo from a small bridge.
A small drainage creek by the pond. Its deep azure sky reflection contrasts with Okie red soil and sandstone as I snap the photo from a small bridge. | Source

The Good, the Bad, and the Funny!

Ticks tend to fall from the trees in wild forested areas of the park. They use people and pets for landings.

Sometimes ganders fight in flapping frenzy, splashing water grandly as they grab feathers and yank!

Turtles eat baby ducks in the pond and I have seen a dozen ducklings decrease to three or four.

Sometimes mosquitoes are more than a nuisance, and other bugs bite or explore up ones' nose unexpectedly.

There is poison ivy growing in small groves and one must be aware of its mighty presence. Or else!

Whatever these negative occurrences may be, the enjoyment gained by a walk in the park on a bright autumn day could never be outweighed for the gifts it brings to a body and mind. The refreshing lung-exchanges of fresh air, scents of pine, creature voices and bird-song, all are small treasures to enjoy as they erase many stresses of everyday hassle. Deal is, you are exercising body and mind...and enjoying it tremendously while surprising photo-shots occur bringing excitement blessed by pleasure.

This video is of somersaulting geese, of crazy smart creatures that gave a tremendous laugh by their absurd antics. But they enjoyed it all...and so did I. Here's hoping you do too!

Crazy somersaulting geese! Have your sound turned up.

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

Wow - I almost forgot how beautiful real trees look. I learned something that I should have known. White herons. I guess they go where they want.

I hate to give myself away. The fly was my favorite . . . hands down. I haven't done a pencil drawing (my specialty in art school) in a long time. I determined that I would, I have some wadded up paper to prove that I gave it a try. I thought that maybe I had waited too long and lost my flair. I feel it coming back. You will never be able to sue me for ripping off your shot. You can't prove it in court. I will have it done by Monday. I will print it on Bristol board (you can't tell it from the original (much) and send you a copy . . . or at least a pdf. I will offer the prints for sale with a pecky cypress frame (if available). I will give you 10% of the net.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Your photos are amazing! How in the world do you manage to creep up on these little creatures, and have them stay till you photograph them. I loved the spiders' work of art, the squirrel, the bees, everything! Beautiful Hub! I voted UP, etc.etc.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

WD Curry111 you are a kool kat! I got several views of that 'fly' which was more like a horsefly in size. It didn't move while I was 'shooting it'. Sure, sketch your heart out by Monday, and GET IT UP ON HUBPAGES so we all can enjoy your talent! Won't even have to pay % either! Thanks for your enjoyable comment!

mary615, you just could not believe how many photos I have to toss sometimes. All the spiders were easy this go-round, but did have to finagle with the little golden one. I almost squeezed him before I saw him, while looking at the Four-o-clocks. He kept moving to the undersides so I could not see him - or him me, I guess.

And that squirrel...IT followed me around but I didn't have anything to feed it. I love doing photo-catches, and love having people like the results. Thank you!


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

This is probably not the place to ask you, BUT, I just went back to look at these photos again. How do you do the caption underneath the photo and have the caption centered? I only know to label the capsule. I like your way better. Thanks.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

mary615, when you put photos into their capsule, you will have lines to fill in, i.e. source or URL; and the bottom

line is for describing your photo. I do not know how it centers itself...it is automatic spacing.

I would prefer a darker/different font for that description as I find it a little difficult to read. No way to change that though. Maybe someone else knows more?

P.S. See how THESE lines did...I did not space them that way. hmmm-mm


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I have no complimentary words to describe the beauty of your photography. Therefore I will just say, hey, hey, hey - voted up, up and away! Wow!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Fabulous, fabulous photos, I just loved this hub!

Voting up and away with Dex!


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SusieQ42 4 years ago from Lakeland, FL

We came out of a house where we were laying flooring one evening and a giant spiderweb blocked the way of the truck. It was woven completely crossing the driveway. We had to drive through it and ruin some poor spiders handiwork to get out of the driveway! Voted up and beautiful.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Wow, what an awesome photo gallery! I've bookmarked this for those long, wintery days when I can't get outside. At least I'll be able to take a virtual walk even if I can't take a physical one. Voted up.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Dexter Yarbrough and Movie Master, thank you and thank you again as I bow! However I was the lucky one to get to point the camera and push the butten.

SusieQ42, I hear you about those spiderwebs. Did you know that one automatically uses karate when they unintentionaly walk through a spider web? :-)

DonnnaCosmato, I believe I shall join you here this winter. Thank you so much for your kind remarks!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

What beautiful photos. It must take a lot of patience to get just the right shot. They are awesome and I love your cute captions, they certainly add to the interest.

An awesome hub and I wish you luck with the contest.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

True words, beautiful pictures. You re awesome!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

frogyfish,

I am so appreciative to have found this on Sunday, a day of thanks in November, a month of thanksgiving. You are a new blessing to me with your kindness and insights.

Your gift to capture God's miracles will be bookmarked-- I want to keep this peaceful imagery close for frequent centering. You placed much love and passion into this piece. You have a way of even making poison ivy look appealing! The water scenes are my absolute favorite of all, I feel as though I am walking along this journey with you and your camera.

Voted UP & ABI -- have a peaceful day, mar.


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lorenmurcia 4 years ago

Your pictures remind us to stop and enjoy the oftentimes forgotten beauty of nature and the other living and non-living things around us. We've been so focused on life's intricacies that we forget to savor what these things can offer. The beautifully taken pictures give a feeling of serenity to us viewers.

Voted UP, UABI


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Rosemay 50 and ubanichijioke, thank you for your kind comments. I don't expect to win anything but it is a nice incentive to build the hub and try. Marcoujor, I am delighted to have your company as I traipse around the pond! There is always a new bird or bug to find. (Or snake!) Your enjoyment on this trip is wonderful to share! Lorenmurcia, you are so right that we need to refresh ourselves with the beauty around us. It had been a few weeks since I walked in the park and that Autumn day was an especially productive one for me in several ways.

Thank you ALL for visiting...and feel welcome to come again!


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Lucky Cats 4 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Beautiful, serene, amazing photographs of so many wonders we might just pass by. You've captured such subtle as well as the overt aspect of this beautiful planet. Colors, vistas, reflections! Wonderfully appreciative words you've written about your relationship to nature...and this is a great way to help the rest of us see a little clearly. Love the geese! They so love the water. Thank you so much for an entirely beautiful reading and viewing experience! all ups including Funny because, well...those geese!!!!!


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iZeko 4 years ago

Awesome photo gallery! Even the spiders and all the bugs are bursting with fall colors. Love it!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Lucky Cats (and they are!) thank you for visiting and sharing your enjoyable thoughts of nature's beauty. Those geese literally cracked me up too, watching them. I had another video of more somersaults..but that was enough! Enjoyed your gracious comment.

iZeko, thank you for your responsive comment! I agree that even the bugs and spiders are 'pretty'. Well, in their own way...but sometimes those small things can hold beautiful surprises. Glad you visited!


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

amazing photography frogyfish!!It was a delight.

carrie


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Wow, what Wonderful and Amazing Photographs Frogyfish, a real treat for the eyes to see. Of course the Video of the Ducks and Geese were so refreshing, you caught them having such a Great time. And last but certainly not least, I so Enjoyed reading your Hub on your "Upbeat" Day.

I now look forward to Following your Hubs and hope you will follow mine as well.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

carriethomson, thank you for your visit here, glad it made you delighted!

b.Malin, thanks for enjoying the photos and the video. I do appreciate your kind comment and glad you laughed at those ducks and geese too.


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Simone Smith 4 years ago from San Francisco

What an epic autumn morning! You've reminded me just how much beauty the world holds so long as one takes the time to look for it. What a beautiful celebration of nature and this season.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Simone Smith, thank you for your visit and letting me know of your enjoyment in nature. We are having a beautiful few days of Indian Summer...hoping it lasts much longer! Thank you for your pleasurable comment.


Sueswan 4 years ago

A beautiful Autumn Walk.

Great pictures. Loved the geese and ducks doing sommersaults.

Voted up up and away!


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

Sure looks like you had some fun, in the picture taking category:) The study of nature, is such a rewarding experience...every time. Lots of enjoyment we can receive just for getting outside, taking a walk, listening and viewing! Awesome Hub:) Loved the pictures!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Sueswan, thank you for enjoying the Autumn Walk! And those crazy geese...and I believe you just got me the correct spelling of sommersault...Thanks!

heart4theword, the tree colors and sounds were beautiful that day... and the insects were special surprises. Thank you for commenting!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Frogyfish,

You are correct. It is somersault not sommersault.

Have a good weekend. :)


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Ok, Sueswan, thanks for your correction. I had not gone in to edit it yet. Appreciate your letting me know. Have a gorgeous weekend now!


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chefsref 4 years ago from Citra Florida

Hey Frogy

All I can say is WHat a beautiful Hub, both text and pics are great

Thanx for this one!

Lee


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

chefsref, I am glad you came to visit and enjoyed the walk in the park...bugs and all. It was a quiet autumn day and I did enjoy it too. And lucked out with gathering so many 'keepers' at one time. Nature does give beautiful moments. Thank you for your comment.


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anglnwu 4 years ago

Amazing. I wish I could join you on this autumn walk--it's incredibly beautiful. Love all your pictures, especially the autumn shrubs with the sun shining through and the ladybug (it always hold personal important significance for me). Love this hub and voted it up and up.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Wow... Beautiful photo's. Quite a Talent you have. I particularly liked the pink flowers / hibiscus.

I'm glad the snake was sleeping or just being on it's best behaviour and not giving you a fright. lol

Thanks


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

anglnwu, thank you for your enjoying these portraits of nature with me. It was an especially lovely day for picture-taking and I received some 'good luck' shots. Thank you for your visit and comment.

Lady_E, thank you for visiting. Well...the snake gave me a momentary fright(I must confess) because I had walked by it a couple of times before I saw it. It was absorbing the warmth of the sunshine on the rock. I took pix but did not disturb it at all.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for taking me on this awesome nature watching visit. Great photos and interesting text made this a real delight. And the video at the end was cute and funny. I've never seen ducks and geese doing somersaults like that! Thanks for sharing this hub. Voted up across the board.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Happpyboomernurse, you are welcomed on this nature walk. Glad you enjoyed it and got a little laughter. I had never seen the somersaulting before either, and they just kept doing it for a long time. Thank you for your comment and vote.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Autumn is always beautiful and you present this season very well, complete with breathaking pictures. Thanks for share with us. Well done and rated up!

Prasetio


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Thank you prasetio30 for enjoying Autumn with me on the hub. Glad you visited!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

Wonderful hub! I love all your pictures. Gorgeous!


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Each one of your photos is breathtaking! Just beautiful! I am (almost) speechless! The spiders and their webs are amazing. Your photos are so sharp and clear. Why type of camera did you use to take these photos? You have some lovely nature around your home and your photographs really do it justice.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

suzettenaples, thank you for your visit and enjoyable comment. I am totally an amateur-picture-taker and I love it in spite of the frequent misses, mistakes, losses, blurs... I thrill when I get some 'special' pictures.

My main camera is a Nikon Coolpix L110, whatever that means. Husband got it for me last year. Other camera which takes beautiful pix also is a Kodak Easyshare but is is becoming aged and cranky. But I won't give it up. :)


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sofs 4 years ago

Beautiful pictures! loved them..I was waiting for the contest results to be out before I commented on all the hubs.. I love that little monkey faced spider... have never seen anything like that.


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eddiecarrara 4 years ago from New Hampshire

It amazes me that you can take a short walk in the park and find all this amazing beauty, but there are people who walk through life and never see any of it. Great description for all pictures, it provoked thought as I scrolled through them. Thank you frogyfish, voted up and awesome :)


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

sofs thank you for your visit...and I really felt sorry for that spider to have missed his meal. If I'd had camera on video I would have gotten a fantastic video. But...

Eddiecarrara, it was a lovely day for most of those pictures and the first several happened just like that. I'm happy you enjoyed the walk in the park, and thank you for a nice comment.


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Little Light 4 years ago from Australia

Wow you have some amazing photographs here. I love capturing nature in photography too. Thank you for sharing.


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LoriSoard 4 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

Absolutely gorgeous pictures. You even made me appreciate a spider.


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

What a lovely hub - your fotos are gorgeous - I'm a big fan of spiders, so I especially enjoyed the first two - regards - B.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Little Light, thank you for enjoying the pix...glad you liked them. LoriSoard, spider? Even me too. But that big one was a bit scary...it was about three inches big! billips happy you enjoyed the spiders...each has its own beauty, for real!

Thank you all for visiting and leaving such nice comments too.


girltalksshop 4 years ago

Gorgeous photos and cute video of the geese and duck. : ) Wonderful hub! Had to vote it up and beautiful!!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Thank you for visiting girltalksshop, and for letting me know of your enjoyment. I have to watch that video again every once in a while.


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Beautiful!!!! I love the photos you have taken. Brilliant! Great hub. Thanks for sharing.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Thelma, thank you for enjoying the beauty of nature!


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow....this was beautiful hub about the morning in autumn. I love all the pictures here. Thanks for writing and share with us. Good job and rated up!

Prasetio


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Happy you enjoyed the pictures, and shared your viewpoint here too! Thanks for vote up!


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daisyjae 4 years ago from Canada

Absolutely beautiful pictures.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

daisyjae, enjoyed your pix also. And love your transparent buttrfly!


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

Your photo's are stunning I really love the blue dragonfly and the geese made me laugh :)


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

c;hristina53, that blue dragonfly stayed put for at least two minutes...perfectly inviting for a photo session. And I just lucked out on that geese video...it was really so funny to watch them! Made me wonder how they learned to somersault.


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

This was such an awesome journey! Such beautiful pics! I hate snakes and I hate spiders so much. Such beautiful pics of the pond and landscapes, would make great paintings. I have never knew of a squirrel getting that close, was awesome. Great work.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Aw, thelyricwriter, thank you for enjoying the picturesque journey, even the spider/snake.

I thought that squirrel was going to 'get me' for not giving it some food.

Thank you for coming to visit.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Wow, such beautiful photos you have here. I can see why you have so many comments! I love to take walks and bring my camera along. You have captured many great moments. My fave is the garden spider. I vote up and sharing as well.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

These are amazing photos. Reminds one that nature is so beautiful. The trees, water and the autumn leaves are so soothing to the eyes. No wonder a stroll amongst nature leaves one exhilarated.

Voted up and beautiful, shared and pinned.


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jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

What gorgeous photos! Nature is truly amazing.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.


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georgescifo 4 years ago from India

superb snaps of an Autumn morning..Thanks for sharing..unfortunately I have not been able to enjoy such beautiful things that are around us. Needs to concentrate more on such things to bring more joy to our life..


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Nice series of photos and good commentary to go with them. Enjoyed the views and the words.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

ChristyWrites, thank you for visiting...and keep truckin' that camera!

rajan jolly, happy you 'came so far' to enjoy the autumn scenery. It was an especially picturesque day.

jennzie, Nature does indeed have so many beauties to share - ever-changing too.

georgescifo, I am glad you got to enjoy the Autumn morning and hope that you find more time to take that relaxing walk!

Angelo52 Thank you for a pleasant comment and for letting me know you enjoyed the things of Nature!


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

Your photographs are just beautiful! I particularly enjoyed the macro shots of the spiders and insects. It's not surprising that WD Curry was inspired to get out his drawing materials! Now I want to take my camera outdoors and photograph the garden spider that's been living in my Rose of Sharon bush... Thanks for taking us along on your lovely autumn walk! The video of the ducks was so cute, too. Voted up across the board and shared with followers.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

I love going for walks and taking pictures of all the nature outside! Fall is a wonderful time for picture taking. I love all the changing colors. Fall is just around the corner now. I love all your pictures, makes me want to get outside with my camera this morning! Voted up and more! Have a beautiful day! :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi my friend, WOW just love all these amazing and beautiful photos and enjoyed the photographic adventure on your autumn walk .

Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL park you get to stroll in and take your marvelous photos. Those in your own yard and garden are also good...the spiders, web, flowers, etc. You should be proud of your photography. I can't wait until it cools down a bit and go for some walks in some of our local parks in place of exercising in the air conditioned gym. Sights like this are good for the soul! Up votes and definitely sharing!


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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

Thank you for virtually taking me with you on this autumn stroll in the park. I loved every minute and aspect of this hub.

Your narrative was so captivating that I forgot I was reading it was just like I was there sharing this with you and seeing it through your eyes.

I loved your photographs, the fly in your photograph looks like a flesh fly.

I must admit the thought of jumping spiders actually creeps me out a bit.

I did not know that some spiders could jump until a friend told me that when I was on holiday in Oklahoma.

I was peering closely at a large spider at the time when he said be careful spiders jump in Oklahoma.

The video at the end was absolutely delightful, I have never seen a duck or a goose do a somersault before. They looked so cute and funny with their feet kicking in the air.

I am voting up and hitting all the buttons on my way out, a great hub !!!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

maggs224, thank you for visiting and taking the stroll with me. Your comment is so pleasant, you are wonderful company. I shall now go to meet you in sunny Spain!


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Stephanie Henkel, sgbrown, kashmir56, thank you for enjoying the scenes...spiders and all. Glad you are going to grab those cameras again too. I'll be waiting to see...


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America Author

maggs224, I saw your picture of a flesh fly and I think mine is too...never heard of that creature before. Thanks for sharing the information. And today...I had one of those spiders jump at me....I got out of the way and let it be!


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QudsiaP1 3 years ago

frogyfish, these pictures are amazing! It is morning here and I have work in an hour; your pictures just gave my day a beautiful start!

How did you even manage such beautiful pictures? It appears as nature itself stopped so you may capture it within your lens! Bravo!


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

QudsiaP1, it is nearly my bedtime here...amazing that we meet at these different times...hope your day is efficient and lovely. Thank you for enjoying the photos and for a nice comment.


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Daniel Roo 3 years ago from Southern England (United Kingdom)

Really great photos, thanks for sharing. Autumn really is my favorite season, went to an aboretum last week to take some photos of Japanese Maple trees in all their autumn glory.

Great Hub, thanks.

Daniel


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Daniel Roo, glad you stopped by here and enjoyed the views. I'll bet you got some beautiful Japanese Maple photos yourself...aren't they the ones that turn dark reds? How about some pictures of them?


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GrApEwAtEr 3 years ago from Birmingham, United Kingdom

This is a collection of strikingly beautiful and amazing pictures. There is a touch of professionalism in them. If you are doing it for fun, you might consider doing it professionally and doing it more often. Thank you for sharing such beautiful snaps with hubpages community.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

GrApEwAtEr, I am so gratefully pleased at your comment...I am totally an amateur using my point-and-shoot, but I really enjoy pushing that button. It is so easy because I can push it again to 'delete' the blurs too. Perhaps in Heaven I could be a professional photographer? You are most kind in words and I thank you for visiting and enjoying!


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

I returned to this hub today to delight in our shared love of nature and photography.

I was deeply touched by the comment you left on my Haiku about Flowers and Joy and left quite a lengthy response that I hope you get a chance to read.

We are blessed to have such great sensitivity to, and love of nature.

Sending You a Bouquet of Hub Hugs and Love,

Gail


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

Just wanted you to know that I pinned this hub to my Autumn Photos and Quotes Board and am sharing it.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Happyaboomernurse - Gail, thank you so much for your words, your visit and pleasure shared. I don't know much about Pinterest, assuming that is where you might have pinned it, but thank you for sharing the beauty of nature. I'm going back to your Haiku now, too. :-)


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Cathleena Beams 3 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

Awesome and beautiful! These photos are all captivating and it is so relaxing to browse through all of them and see creation at it's best. Thank you for sharing these breathtaking views with us!


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Cathleena, thank you for expressing your enjoyment of nature. I'm happy you enjoyed the photos...God's creation at it's best, and for our enjoyment. Bless you in Murfreesboro which is beautiful country too!


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Love your photos. I like taking pictures of bugs and just about everything else. Enjoyed your hub and voted up.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

moonlake, we are both buggy, and that's great! :-0 Thank you for visiting and comment.


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Eileen Hughes 3 years ago from Northam Western Australia

A beautiful collection. We love to take photographs of Australian birds and flowers and sunsets. Although I suppose we just love capturing the beauty around us.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Eileen Hughes, thank you for expressing your enjoyment! Would love to see your photographs of that Australian beauty. Glad you came to visit.


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jimmar 3 years ago from Michigan

I really like the insect photos and the ones that have colors contrasting with the blue sky. I now have some new ideas. Thanks.


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frogyfish 3 years ago from Central United States of America Author

jimmar, thank you for coming to visit - and glad to provide some new ideas for you. Michigan ought to have lots of 'reflections' too...will have to see your beauties when you get them up.


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coffeegginmyrice 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

I love and enjoyed everything! Your thoughts and pictures felt like they have carried me into those places. I've never seen crazy somersaulting geese until in this video, hahaha, and I had a good laugh too with those funny captions. Beautiful and thank you for sharing!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hi Frogyfish,

You visited one of my hubs "Life Is A Crcus' and left a kind comment, so I thought I'd do the right thing and check out some of your hubs. Glad I did! I love this hub, your photography is beautiful and along with your vivid commentary, took me to your beautiful piece of this world. I applaud your obvious love of nature and the world around you.


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frogyfish 2 years ago from Central United States of America Author

Jodah, I am happy you visited! And thank you for sharing your pleasant comment about the beauty of nature you found here.

It has been very cold here for several days...and I needed to take another look at NON-winter beauty too. You helped me do just that! Best regards to you 'way down there'!


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Wow, that reply came out of the blue frogyfish. I left that comment three months ago. I hope it warms up for you soon. We have been in the midst of another drought here, but at least recent days have been a little cooler. Best regards to you also,

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