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The Kiss of Fall Envelops Boomer Lake

Updated on October 17, 2012
Frosted Autumn Leaves
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Experience It For Yourself!

There have been a couple of crisp early mornings that have greeted me on the lake. The fresh, cold smell of fall keeps me longing for Hallowe’en and hayrides. No matter where one happens to be located when the weather calendar turns to autumn, it is a delightful time of year. The leaves change color and the migrant summer birds begin leaving. Those from the north pass through, and some manage to stay a couple of weeks to rest and regenerate themselves, before they make flights, some of them going thousands of miles to get to their destinations.

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The Power of Suggestion

This is a time that we might all want to prepare for winter and reflect upon the year. There are still potatoes to harvest, hard apples to pick, and pumpkins to gather for those wonderful pies. Many kitchens will smell like those familiar and wonderful spices that are used in those seasonal apple ciders, especially for those of you that are fortunate enough to own cider presses. I can smell the applesauce already...

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The Eyes Have It

Today, I wandered about much of Boomer Lake, a good 2 ½ miles to see those familiar sights of the season. Naturally, I had my camera in hand, and wanted to share this beautiful time of year with all of you. You can see what my own eyes saw, and perhaps for those of you that are getting to know me, you can almost feel and experience the awesome sense of wonder that I get when I am outside.

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Fall Begets Winter, and Then Spring Again...

Some of these beautiful plants and flowers have made it through their seasons. In my eyes, they still hold their own beauty in no matter what stage of life that they are in. Even if they have passed, there are still memories of them to hold onto, and we can look forward to the breath of life pulsing forth in the spring to host new flora.

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A Time of Temporary R & R

These older plants still hold nooks and crannies for small animals to hide in, as well as sleep for the night where they get a new lease on life for the following day. Fall is a time of temporary rest. It is still a wonderful time to behold, especially here on Boomer Lake where life continues during all seasons of the year.

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Look Forward to the Colder Months

I will still be out and about searching for birds during the winter. If we are lucky enough to have a snowfall, I will try to get photos of birds, animals, and scenery. Winter will host gorgeous ice formations that will be spectacular in sunlight, so there is much to look forward to discovering.

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Present and Future

Life has been a great discovery on Boomer Lake throughout the year, and it will continue through 2013. The beauty of it is that for all of you that read these articles, you will be right there beside me when those discoveries are published. I want you to get the same sense of the present that I do when I snap the photos, and remember that I do it for all of us. Thanks for letting me share these great memories with you, as well as the enjoyment that it brings.

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Enjoy this time of year, for it will be another full year for it to happen again. Make lasting and beautiful memories, share with friends and family, and spread love and happiness wherever you venture.

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Red-Winged Blackbird Nest
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    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      justom, you may be interested to know that this piece was done over a year ago. Perhaps you need to look a bit further for someone that has less than a year's experience with a DSLR which I began actively using during March of this year. Prior to that was a simple digital just about a point-and shoot, a Nikon L120. Let me apologize as well, but you could be missing the forest for the trees.

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      justom 

      4 years ago from 41042

      Let me apologize in advance but based on this hub I'm not sure how "best photography" applies. Taking pictures is something that anyone can do but the word "photographer" has nothing to do with the size of your lens. I've worked with 35mm-2 1/4-4x5 and 8x10 film cameras and have a degree in commercial photography and find that digital (which I do also) photography makes everyone lazy and makes the quality of photography, in general, not so good. Maybe I've missed your best stuff but there are standards for a good photo and for me they've not changed/ Peace!! Tom

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Marites! It is a great place, and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the photos and positive vibes from the lake. Perhaps, one day you can see it, and experience it for yourself.

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Falling for Fall...these are wonderful photos and I can just imagine a serene Boomer Lake...in my mind from your words and pictures. This is a wonderful window of your discoveries at the lake. Thank you for sharing, Deb.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I love to share the lake, Brenda. It is so peaceful and calm.

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      Brenda Barnes 

      5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Fall is my favorite season. Thanks for sharing fall at Boomer Lake with us. It is as lovely as I would have expected.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You're welcome, ignugent. I do so enjoy all the seasons. The out-of-doors provides so many wonderful things for free and asks nothing in return.

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      ignugent17 

      5 years ago

      It is always great to admire the beauty of nature. Thanks for sharing it with us.

      Voted up and beautiful. :-)

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Why thanks, kashmir. I tried to get the essence of fall as best I could in those pics.

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub my friend thanks for all these stunning photos they are all so amazing and portray the changing season. Well done !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, precy anza. No telling what will be around the lake for winter. We will just have to experience that together.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, bdegiulio! It is always nice to see you. I remember the cool days of the northeast, and I know that the frost has been on the pumpkin!

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Connie! Thanks for the great votes. I'm glad that my descriptions of fall were on target.

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      precy anza 

      5 years ago from USA

      Beautiful photos Avian! ^-^' I too, was looking forward to the changes of season! I'm looking forward for Winter! ^-^' Like others, I'd be around eager to see those Winter animals and birds that you will share with all of us! :)

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      Bill De Giulio 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Deb. Fall is far and away my favorite season. We are in full foliage here in the New England and the leaves are starting to fall. Thank you for bringing Boomer Lake into our homes, very enjoyable.

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      Connie Smith 

      5 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      You know, even though the plants look drab and colorless, I know they still hold lots of food for winter birds that will be glad to have their seeds on which to feast. Autumn is my very favorite time of the year--the color, the smell, I love everything about it. You have captured that essence and I'm glad you shared it with us. Voted Up, Beautiful and Awesome

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Eddy! I'm glad that you are enjoying all the trips. We will always have fun at Boomer Lake.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's because, Mhatter, you are always on those virtual outings with yours truly.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      frogyfish, the butterfly is in the next clip. That memory card has not been uploaded yet. It will make an appearance just for you next week.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      It sure is, Nettlemere, and I am closely watch all the changes. The city is out making sidewalk repairs at the lake, so it is never to late for maintenance.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, shiningirisheyes, it is always nice to travel with friends.

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      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Joyce. Your stray cat will get used to the new terrain and will like it, too.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Such a wonderful hub on a subject so close to my heart.

      Thank you so much for sharing and I save onto my FB page.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 

      5 years ago from Wales

      Such a wonderful hub on a subject so close to my heart.

      Thank you so much for sharinmg and I save onto my FB page.

      Eddy.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing. Certainly is beautiful. Funny I don't miss going out.

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      frogyfish 

      5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Beautiful pictures, and promises for more as you walk around Boomer Lake. You told me what wild asters are on that picture...but did not see that butterfly you snapped. Your chilly weather photos portray such photography to come with winter! Thanks for a quite enjoyable nature walk, will be waiting for more.

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      Nettlemere 

      5 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      I love changing seasons, whichever season we're changing to is my favourite and then I'm ready for the next one a few months later. Boomer lake looks to be celebrating autumn in style.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      As I stated with the previous hub, I can just imagine how beautiful the lake is during this time of year., and you proved me correct. These photos with the descriptive writes are stupendous and I enjoyed every minute of the journey.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful photo's. I've just done a major trimming back in my garden because last year I had carpel tunnel syndrome in my left hand. My stray cat wonders where all his covers have gone to; especially when we had a tremendous storm for two days.

      Voted up awesome and beautiful, Joyce.

    • aviannovice profile imageAUTHOR

      Deb Hirt 

      5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      That's what I like to hear, Billy. I planned this for a week, and finally downloaded my pics Sunday night after work for "Life at Boomer Lake." This was the first chance that I had to do this one. Glad that you like it!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sweet! A bonus visit from Boomer Lake. That's two in one week and I'm feeling quite special right now. :) Fall has arrived suddenly and with a flourish here in Washington. Loving it!

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