As summer draws to an end here are a few samples of what I’ve been photographing.
Late afternoon stormy weather along Hwy 522
Mommy Mallard with her daughters(?).
Last of the Limenitis arthemis taking some nectar from a Goldenrod.
Pearly Everlasting at the prime for harvesting … for straw flower bouquets this winter.
Iridescent Diptera (perhaps a Green Bottle Fly – lucilia) visits the stamens of a male Pearly Everlasting (Dioecious) Plant.
Autumn Meadowhawk on a milkweed leaf …
UGLY, UGLY, UGLY …..
Pilings next to Bill’s dockage for the Little Snick:
Do you see the Cormorant? The seagull?
The last of the Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweed …. that are rapidly forming seed pods….
Skipper on a fall Aster….
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.
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..
All so awesome Tom. You have an amazing eye to spot the beauty in everything, even the ugly old vulture.
Love this whole collection, but my favourites are the first and the last. Beautiful!