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Late Summer.

August 31, 2013

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Late summer has a definite mood to it.  The weather is still warm, hot even, but there’s sometimes a coolness in the air when the sun is down.

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Crickets and Katydids are louder than they were before.  Something is going on, you can tell it while walking out in the country.

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Grasses are lush and prominent.

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There are some different wildflowers blooming, heralding a change to come.

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They join the high summer blooms, mixing in with more familiar sights.

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Prairie flowers are peaking- but more about them in a post coming soon.

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Birds are singing less than they were earlier in the summer.  While some late-nesters are still at work, some early migrators have started south already.

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Change is coming.  Although early autumn may hold onto some of summer’s warmth, enjoy it while you can…the seasons will be changing, as always.

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. September 1, 2013 3:29 am

    Lovely photos! I love the woodland (2nd shot) especially. What is the bright yellow bird? The season is changing here too, nights drawing in, some chilly misty mornings already.

    • September 1, 2013 9:11 am

      Thanks Jo! The bright yellow bird singing is a male American Goldfinch, they are late nesters and are active this time of year- they like making their nests out of thistle, which is blooming now.

  2. September 1, 2013 7:33 am

    A lovely look at late summer!!

  3. September 1, 2013 9:48 am

    What a glorious time of year, and how beautifully you’ve captured its images…thank you!

  4. September 1, 2013 6:21 pm

    Your turning year looks a bit cheerier than ours does at the moment.

  5. September 1, 2013 7:40 pm

    We’ve got a bountiful crop of berries, grapes and apples this year so the birds and animals are loving life. The Old Farmer’s Almanac says it’ll be a cold September with early frosts for some.

    • September 1, 2013 10:46 pm

      The Almanac is calling for a cold and snowy winter- we had a mild one last year so we may be due!

  6. September 2, 2013 9:12 am

    You have captured this so well, it is as if I was just out for a walk myself! : )

  7. September 2, 2013 7:16 pm

    Just beautiful!

  8. September 5, 2013 7:33 pm

    One of our favorite places. Nice pics!

  9. September 6, 2013 10:55 pm

    Hi Seasons, I have nominated your really great blog for the Leibster Award! I’ll be posting details this weekend. Have a super Saturday, and congratulations!

  10. September 18, 2013 7:22 pm

    Hi Tracy. I love the colour of the Jewelweed. The pond looks like one at my family home, island and all. Jane

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