|(None of these guys in Bolton yet: Kobuk River Alaska)|
|October ushered in one of the most remarkable foliage seasons in many years. We live about 100 yards from the southwest shore of Preston Pond, so it is easy to be out every day.|
|And any time of day.|
|I usually take the dogs up around Libbys Lookout|
|We pass the Upper Pond on the way.|
Which you can just see peeking through the foliage from Libbys.
It is usual to see one or two beavers which is always a pleasure and sometimes very entertaining.
|Charlotte would get pretty close before ...|
|SPLASH!!! and gone. Only to start all over again. Charlotte was not a young dog anymore, so after a bit I'd call her in. The beaver would follow us to the end of the pond.|
|Then the leaves dropped off|
|The geese dropped in|
|And the pond started to freeze|
|"First Freeze" Snows in the Air: Preston Pond 12" x 15" acrylic|