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I'd really hoped I could take a stroll down my driveway yesterday for @tattoodjay's Wednesday Walk Challenge (check out his most recent one here at Wednesday walk challenge and Steem Basic Income Give away). The fall foliage is just starting and I figured it would be cool to show the changes, week to week. However, Mother Nature had other plans, and it rained for a large part of the day.

Today was supposed to be much nicer, and while it's definitely warmer, it's still wicked overcast. I took a stroll anyway and I'm crossing my fingers next Tuesday or Wednesday, the weather will be more cooperative so I can actually post this on a Wednesday!

Oh, and in regards to the title of this post - I was feeling a little silly, and wanted it to be a "Wednesday Walk on a T...? Thursday" but couldn't, for the live of me, come up with a word that started with "T" that could describe the gloomy sky. But thanks to Thesaurus.com I was able to add a new word to my vocabulary!

From the sister site, Dictionary.com -


[ten-uh-bruh s]


1. dark; gloomy; obscure.

And now, to stroll down my long, winding, and tenebrous driveway, here in Durham New Hampshire.
Wednesday Walk on a Tenebrous Thursday
For those familiar with my past driveway strolls, you'll recognize this as where it starts (or ends) in front of our house.
The view from the driveway, looking back at where I took the first shot (I'd been standing next to the rock peeking out at the bottom left).
The little tree on that large granite stone survived all the summer storms, and is now dressing up for fall!
While the landlords have already put most of the gardens to bed for the winter, a few flowers (like this thin-leaved sunflower) are still hanging on.
And yes, these are technically weeds, but I like to think of dandelions as flowers. 😊
There's still a fair amount of Yellow Woodsorrel hanging on too - not surprising, considering how warm and rainy this fall has been so far!
A different sort of "flower" is now appearing on the lawn just off the driveway.
I stopped in front of our landlord's house just in time for a visit from this Red-bellied Woodpecker (and yes, I know it's his head that's red, but I didn't name 'em...LOL).
However, not exactly sure what kind of bird this is... 😜
Continuing down the driveway now (the bird feeder is to my left)
This used to be the Jack-in-the-pulpit that grew next to the drive, but it looks like some critter had its way with it.
The flower pod remains, and the scattered berries just might yield more plants next year!
Some of the changing leaves look downright ghostly
They are practically glowing!
Here we are in October, but there's still so much green.
Soon, this should all be full of orange, yellow, and red!
Another critter (or possibily the same one as the Jack plant) made a nice snack of a mushroom on a moss covered stump
I do love finding little spots of color here and there
I actually edited this on PicMonkey to highlight the bumblebee (between the overcast skies and how quickly he was moving, it was tough to get a good shot) still busy at work this late in the season.
This is down at the start of our road - you can see the driveway winding up on the right side of the picture.
And this is the view directly about that shot.
The bottom of the drive - this is the calm before the (leaf) storm!

Thanks for walking with me, and hope to have you along next week!


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Great walk..awesome pictures.Fun day.
Enjoying life I see


Yep, enjoying life every chance I get, @psyceratopsb! Thanks so much for dropping by, and for the kind words. 😊

Birdies are adorable, especially the second one :) That nature looks amazing, you are lucky to have it so close to you and enjoy it. Much love 💚


There were TONS of those second kinds of birds all over the ground near the feeder, @zen-art! They didn't seem to get along very well with the other birds that were watching from the trees...LOL! And thanks so much - I feel spoiled pretty much every day that we get to live here. Much love back to you. 💜

I think that's a fuzzy tailed seed thief bird... I like the little tree that could, before long he'll have that granite cracked in half and then what? More trees? Golly gee catwoman, looks like you had a nice walk. Good.


I do believe you're correct, and that's the proper scientific term for that "bird" - LOL! And it was a very nice walk - I haven't been able to do it as often as I like, so I doubly appreciate it when my body cooperates. And thanks, Steven!

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Hi. Traci! Believe it not, I know where Durham is! I went to school for one year in New Hampshire and we used to go to Durham! I forgot how pretty is was there!

What an awesome way to do a walk!


That's wicked cool, Denise! I actually went to UNH for four years, but all I have to show for it is a huge (still unpaid) student loan. But I fell in love with the area, and I'm so happy we ended up here all these years later. And thanks so much!

Such a relaxing walk with you @traciyork. Everything still looks so green and lush. I love your word, such a perfect way to describe that.


I was wicked excited to find that word, @jusipassetti and I plan to use it all the time from here on out...LOL! And thanks so much - I'm glad you enjoyed walking with me. 😊

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I always enjoy looking at your post. The pictures you have of the outdoors just gives a real calming effect.
Can just imagine sitting outdoors sipping tea and enjoying the view. Now, that's what life is all about .


Thank you, @ireenchew! I've spent many hours sipping a beverage (usually coffee) while wandering around the yard with my camera. Our youngest likes to take her books outside so she can sit on a blanket and read. It really is an amazingly peaceful piece of land, even though we're two seconds from lots of other houses & retail establishments. Thanks for dropping by!

Lovely pics from your walk @traciyork

The shot's from the birdfeeder of the woodpecker and the squirrel were awesome. You have some beautiful places to walk near your home. I can imagine it is very relaxing.

Cheers, Gaz.


Thank you, @cheese4ead! Funny thing is, I stopped by the bird feeder because I noticed a bunch of chickadees (who are notoriously show offs for the camera) and thought I'd try for a shot or two. They immediately took off, and the woodpecker and chipmunk posed instead. And it's very relaxing, Gaz - thanks so much for coming along with me!


Well they are the stars of the show and look pretty relaxed in front of the camera. Thanks for taking me with you. 😁

I learnt a new word too ... thank you
Woodpecker and that bushy tailed bird LOL... you managed get a pic of both... pretty cool
I enjoyed your walk :)


I almost didn't bother with the walk because it was so grey and gloomy, and I didn't think I'd get anything of interest. Mother Nature was very nice to me...LOL! Thanks so much for your kind words, @kaerpediem!


Like I don't already spend too much time on my posts... I have to say thanks to your idea of the GIF challenge I spent all morning doing GIFs as replies... so I thought it's only fair I did one just for you :)

have a fantastic weekend @traciyork <3


LOL! That's awesome @kaerpediem! Thanks so much, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend as well!


Well even though it was tenebrous ( a new word for me as well and what a cool one) you got some awesoem shots on your walk, what a cool idea to do the same walk each week and track the changing seasons

Thnaks for joining Wednesday walk tip!


Thanks so much in return, @tattoodjay! 😊


MY pleasure

I love the nature, you have an excellent place over there!


We are totally spoiled here, @joelai! Thanks for dropping by! 😊


Always a pleasure @traciyork