Decorated…

Not sure what type of berry bushes these are but they were definitely beautiful while I was exploring in Red Deer, Alberta at the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary…

 IMG_0021

 

IMG_0028

IMG_9989

 

Sharing with:

Macro Monday

Today’s Flowers

Shine the Divine

Advertisements

Leaf Peeper…

 

A boar Grizzly Bear taking a quick break from eating berries to give us a look over….

IMG_0806-Edit-Edit

September 15, 2014

Many Glacier, Glacier National Park

Sharing with

nature notes logo

Snowberry

Common Snowberry
Symphoricarpos albus 

The little white fruits of the Snowberry bush is mildly toxic, especially to children and pets.  Sorry no taste-testing these guys!

Perfectly white.

The day was nearly over when I was taking these pictures and made the berries almost seem luminescent.

Their hollow stems used to be used as whistles, but the stems are mildly toxic as well.

Little clumps of berries…

Decorations for bare branches…

 These were growing  under some Cottonwoods and the leaf litter was quite pretty too…

Frosty leaves on the ground.

The cold, crisp mountain air combined with the sweet smell of autumn leaves is one of my favorites.   I think I could stand there for several hours and just inhale deeply…

Homestead Barn Hop #87

The Chicken Chick

Macro Monday

You Capture

and

Mosaic Monday