Friday, November 8, 2013

Surprising Fall Flowers and Critters

Fall colored forsythia leaves and a bud and a bloom.
Perhaps a couple of days of near seventy degrees has them confused.

This is Chippy!
We thought he lived alone....
until we saw him on the deck and Chippy Two under the oak tree.

This little Wholly was crawling as fast as he could across the driveway. Can this little Woolly Worm predict the weather? Some say that the woolly worm, a tiger moth caterpillar, can predict what weather winter will bring.  According to folk wisdom, when the brown bands on fall woolly bears are narrow, it means a harsh winter is coming. The wider the brown band, the milder the winter will be. As this little guy scurried to get along the brown band stretched wider so I'm not sure what he was trying to tell me; but long range weather maps are saying there could be a snow storm for the Eastern United States as early as next week. Hope this little Woolly finds a warm place to go.

Linking to Today's Flowers and Camera Critters.

32 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
See you, RW & SK

Gail Dixon said...

Well, looks like little Woolly is well-prepared if there is a snowstorm. But I hope for your sake that there's not one.

That little chipmunk is so darn cute! But he almost looks like a little mouse with chipmunk markings. I know they're rodents, but usually I can't see the "rodent" in them. Still cute!

Rose said...

Great shot of the chipmunk! They are so adorable. I don't think we could find any flowers around here...have had really hard frosts. Not sure what I believe about the woolly worm predictions. LOL

Joop Zand said...

Nice photo's Carletta...... leaves with very nice colors.

Wish you a good weekend.

Greetings, Joop

TexWisGirl said...

i love the chippy! don't get to see them here! weather is confusing everyone. :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh I made a card many years ago of Chippy I call him.

It sold well.

I added some Lily of the valleys as a boarder on bottom.

The chippy was taking a peanut from a neighbor. So I took it.

It was a real seller to the tourist time to our country stores.

So I like this pix ypou took..

Mama Zen said...

Chippy is so cute!

Margaret Adamson said...

hi. Love your autumn finds and the chipmunk is adorable.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Chippy is very sweet with his little acorn caps....and I swear that caterpillar is pretty enough to wear! (It looks like a warm scarf). Those bands look wide to me, maybe the warning about an early and cold winter is a hoax!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great critter shots♪ Thanks for dropping by my blog♥

George said...

So far our forsythia bushes haven't gotten confused, although we've also had some up-and-down temperatures. Your collage is beautiful. I definitely hope no early snowstorms hit down here.

Terri Buster said...

Cute pics- I hear we are in for a rough winter..I truly hope it's not too awful.

Red said...

I took a second look at the flowers to find that they were with colored leaves. pretty cool!

Linda said...

These are lovely, Carletta! Thank you so much for sharing.

genie said...

Your mosaic turned out so pretty. Lovely color in the leaves. And the chipmunk...so cute.

Nicki said...

You have had some bizarre weather. I came across a wooly worm recently and wondered what the forecast was. These look fairly wide, but everything I've heard is that it might be one of our colder winters in a long time. Who knows?

Karen said...

I want chippies in my yard! What a sweetie!

Karen Frost said...

Chippy is so cute and glad he has a friend! Love these detailed photos. It's too early for snow! Keep warm! xoxo

Nancy said...

I love your collage; the colors are beautiful....Chippy is a cutie pie and glad to know he has a friend....I keep hearing about this harsh winter coming but I do hope the predictions are off...
Have a great weekend...

eileeninmd said...

Pretty Autumn leaves, Carletta! And I love the cute Chipper. The Caterpiller is neat, I hope this winter is not a bad one. Enjoy your weekend!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've also read that about the caterpillar and predictions of weather. Neat close up of him/her!!

Ohhhhhhhhh, and Chippy. Now that is precious.

bailey-road.com said...

Chippy is so adorable.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Chippy is so cute and I like Wholly too.

Angel The Alien said...

I absolutely love chipmunks! And I've never seen such a cute, fuzzy caterpillar before!

Carol L McKenna said...

Great shot of Chippy ~ they move so fast ~ xxx

Amy Burzese said...

Chipmunks are cuties, aren't they? I saw a woolly worm the other day and planned to look up the "rules" but never did. Thanks for sharing the info!

Lola said...

Super capture of Chippy- and Wholly!

Arija said...

Who needs flowers when you have leaves even more colourful. Love your chippy.

Carver said...

I like the mix of autumn shots in this post.

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for sharing these great photos Carletta. The flowers are great and I always love those chippies. Great pictures of the caterpillar too. I have heard about the snow next week. Time to get our snow boots out maybe?

kelley jensen said...

that is interesting about the forsythia bush. love your other shots as well.

Carletta said...

Carol M. - thanks for coming by. I appreciate your comments and have visited your blog. Your google plus sign- in does not afford me the anonymity I desire. Hope you understand.