Friday, August 31, 2012

Fading Summer

Today is the last day of meteorological Summer, and tomorrow is the first day of meteorological Fall. The weather has been cooling lately; despite today's heat we're supposed to drop back into the lower 80s again next week. The Fall flowers are starting to appear, as well as various nuts and berries. Harvest approaches. 

I walked along the Dykeman Walking Trail today in the course of my day off errands and got these macro shots of fading Summer: a Pearl Crescent butterfly sipping on Boneset flowers; Jewelweed growing next to one of the wooden bridges along the trail; some Spotted Knapweed; and Flowering Dogwood berries. (View as web album here) Enjoy!

© 2012 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Aww,I'm sorry you're losing your warmth but summer can't come fast enough for me. It's been a chilly wet winter and I'm ready for a tan.

  2. These are beautiful images, Roy. The butterfly is perfect. (I always love summer, but this summer has been exceptionally trying with work and other things. I'll be glad to slip into autumn.)

  3. Your exquisite images are always a treat, Roy. Finally got round to restoring your link, thanks to a visitor to my blog from yours! :-)