With Fall breaking out all over "Up There", you northern cousins may be bemoaning the temporary loss of your birds as they pack up and head south.
Not to worry ...
Our southern woodlands are full of good food for them like the sumac berries above ...
or these bright red dogwood fruits.
The countless sparkleberry bushes are full of plump juicy berries for the weary feathered traveler.
The yaupon holly tree is planning ahead for later in the winter when your birds are still here, but planning for their flight home.
So cheer up, they'll be back, and while your winter woods may be lonely, dark, and deep, ours will be crowded and bright with a mix of sunshine and birdsong.
PS: Send more ducks. I just love wild ducks.