It is after 11:00 a.m. and there are long shadows across the boardwalk.
Soon, time will fall back an hour and the dark will close in earlier every day until it is dark at 5:00 p.m. Before long, the harbour will freeze as December’s cold overcomes the sea. For now though, geese still chat to each other and float around at high tide.
Today, the shadows distract from the colour overhead, though some of the trees are bare now. However, stripped of their colour, the intricacy of limb and twig is filigree against the blue sky.
A side path to the harbour draws us in as the shadows show limbs
In the undergrowth, a play of light on fern
and rose bush creates glowing colours.
Along the main path, a person in the distance is about to emerge into the light.
The bench, in partial shade, provides enough sun to be comfortable to sit for a time and listen to the birds.
They are particularly busy today.
A small flock of cedar waxwings is busy munching berries by the stream.
They are new to the area.
In the stream, a yellowlegs is busy in the shallow water along the shoreline.
American black ducks sit on a log in the shadow of the bulrushes.
The lengthening shadows are changing the flora and fauna along the boardwalk again as Autumn marches to meet her sister, Winter.