Today, tomorrow, yesterday and next year are all in the above photos. See upper right over opening morning glory to find the swirling bud waiting to unfurl tomorrow and the red dot remainder of yesterday’s collapsed blossom. Right hand photo shows the seed pod that will soon burst and drop it’s treasures to the ground where they will spend the winter waiting to feel the spring sun’s call.
There is a little black finger sticking out on the left side of the horizon line above that marks the sun’s last stop on it’s southward journey on 12/21, the winter solstice. It is getting close! It’s still warm here in the mid-Atlantic but pretty soon we’ll all want to join the sun and head south!
Maple leaves are a special treat in the mid-Atlantic. This one is all mixed up! Craft suggestion: Start collecting the best colors now and press them in a book. They will make beautiful decorations on your Thanksgiving table. I even stuck them and some wonderful Sweet Gum stars on a big cactus to turn it into our Christmas tree many years ago.
She (ID book didn’t distinguish sex) may be old and faded but this painted lady is in pretty good shape for her age and is still here in mid-October. Maybe she’ll hang around until the first frost. I watched one fly low over the lawn, glowing in the sunlight as it searched for sorrel, followed faithfully by a little orange skipper.
Instead of finding a 4-leaf clover I found a 6-petal sorrel blossom! I’ve never seen a 6-petal sorrel before!!!
Not sure if this is called field sorrel or wood sorrel. AKA oxalis. Wild edible weed. Lemony flavored shamrock-like leaves. Flowers good too.
My shadow sings the sun’s song!
My back hopes each verse is long!
The distance is fun but the closer it gets, the more the reflection turns into nausea.