|Blueberry Bush Starting to Turn|
|Black Gum (Tupelo)|
Another indication is the heavy load of pine cones, hanging off the upper branches of the White Pines like bananas.
|Cones on a White Pine Tree|
Take a look with a pair of binoculars up at the top of almost any tall, mature pine and you will probably see their fruit. The Red Squirrels are already chattering at me as I walk near their personal trees loaded with their precious winter food supply.
On a morning kayak I saw three of our large birds: the Great Blue Heron, the Osprey, and the Loons. One of these birds, or perhaps a duck or a goose, had been preening itself as there were a few dozen fresh white feathers drifting in the morning sun on the surface of the lake.