20150824-31 End of August

As summer draws to an end here are a few samples of what I’ve  been photographing.

Late afternoon stormy weather along Hwy 522

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Mommy Mallard with her daughters(?).

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Last of the Limenitis arthemis taking some nectar from a Goldenrod.

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Pearly Everlasting at the prime for harvesting … for straw flower bouquets this winter.

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Iridescent Diptera  (perhaps a Green Bottle Fly – lucilia)  visits the stamens of a male Pearly Everlasting (Dioecious)  Plant.

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Autumn Meadowhawk on a milkweed leaf …

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UGLY, UGLY, UGLY …..

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Pilings next to Bill’s dockage for the Little Snick:

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Do you see the Cormorant?  The seagull?

Nice grass

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The last of the Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweed …. that are rapidly forming seed pods….

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Skipper on a fall Aster….

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Over the next few weeks we’ll watch the change of season affect our flora and fauna.   It seems to happen very quickly, similar to spring Equinox.

3 thoughts on “20150824-31 End of August

  1. Yes, one can see, feel and smell Summer receding but one recalls the joy. Not UGLY, UGLY, UGLY and the Pearly Everlasting = beautiful. Having stated that, ALL your pixs were incredible – in our paradise !! Thank you so much..

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