Even though the Autumnal Equinox isn't until Wednesday, there are hints of seasonal color and intimations in the weather present now. According to all the local meteorologists, today we ditched the Summer-like heat and humidity for the year and have entered a more autumnal weather pattern; we won't be getting out of the 70s (21º - 26º C) for the foreseeable future. And there are hints of the accompanying color change here and there - single red or orange or yellow leaves appearing in the green, a light, transparent autumnal wash over the landscape. And of course the usual Fall wildflowers are getting more numerous. All of this was evident during my walk through the Dykeman Spring Nature Park this morning.
|Yellow and orange and red leaves are appearing in the woods|
|Fall flowers like these Panicled Asters are getting more prolific|
|Reflection in the north duck pond à la Monet. The big red block is a bench, but note the yellow and red streaks in the reflection|
|Hints of a yellow/orange wash have appeared on the landscape, even on the misty blue of the distant mountain|
|The rolling hills of the upland meadow reflect the changing season|
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