Mixed Feelings about October

October in Iowa is clearly the prettiest month and usually has the most comfortable weather.  Fall colors are just beautiful and the nights are cool while the days are sunny and warm.

I can’t think of a place I would rather be during this month.

However, with that beauty comes the knowledge that winter is coming.  Along with it comes death or at least dormancy for a number of our plants and animals.  The other day I wondered around feeling kind of blue and came across this picture.

Even poison ivy is pretty this time of year.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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2 Responses to Mixed Feelings about October

  1. Zahara says:

    That’s funny. Today I was taking pictures of birdhouses and I thought to myself, wow, even the poison oak vines look nice today….

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