Here's one view of the gray day. As I sit outside I see the yellowing leaves of the tulip poplar. With all the moisture some of these are skipping the yellow stage and going right to brown. The dogwood is showing a pinkish hue.
Though I didn't capture them in this photo, the robins are busy in the garden paths finding grubs and worms. I also saw them on the roof of Dan's shop eating stink bugs. There are plenty of those for them to eat.
This female hummingbird is still around which surprised me. I thought they'd left on their migration south.
She visited several times after going to other flowers in the garden. I didn't think I needed to refill the feeder and was thinking of putting it away.
The titmice and chickadees are doing some leaf rattling in the beech tree. I finally figure out they are going after the beech nuts. This is the first year that this tree has had beech nuts. I guess it finally reached the proper age. I expected the squirrels to eat all the nuts but they haven't paid any attention to them.
Other wildlife observed on this gray afternoon: the rabbit scooting out from under the deck near where I sit and high tailing it to the pond, a flock of starlings fly onto the roof, two squirrels have a game of chase, and a lone chipmunk runs across the rocks on an errand of some sort. All of them busy, busy, busy. But me? It's a gray day. I'm holding out for some sun before I tackle those fall garden chores.