Monday, November 20, 2006

Monday photo miscellany

These are escaped domestic Chinese geese, Anser cygnoides, on Austin's Town Lake. Chinese geese are descended from the wild swan goose of Central Asia, which is not a swan+goose hybrid, but rather gets its name from the head, which resembles that of a swan.

We still have a few straggling flowers in Austin. We have not yet had a killing frost, but we will soon. This is some kind of small aster, blown up larger than life size.

A nightshade species.

A robin near Onion Creek.

Another robin, a few feet away from the first. The robins are back in large numbers now.

(Click any photo for a larger view.)

Note: No more posts here till after Thanksgiving.

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