It doesn't matter whether I want it to stay sunny and 80 for another two months or not -- fall is just around the corner astronomically -- and I think meteorologically, it is already here, at least at the lake.
My walk shows the tail end of summer and the early signs of fall. Things begin branch by branch.
And they get brighter by the day.
Goldenrod is plentiful. And quite beautiful.
I'm not sure what the little white ones behind it are, but together they are beautiful.
The berries that were coppery in this post are turning to a lovely red.
The astors have come out, too.
The sumac is looking deep red and interesting.
There are the last of the summer blooms. This spot made me smile.
And this one, too.
And what's not to love about sunflowers?
There were a couple of interesting fungi coming out. This one looks a bit like a stone.
And this one just looks very sad.
I leave you with a few colorful branches...
.... a lovey spot by the lake...
And because I love them so, sunflowers.
If you live in the north, cherish these glorious days while you can.
Winter is long.