Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The leaves are beginning to change, but it is still very hot. A true Indian summer.
A tiny hoof print. A spotted fawn darted across the trail in front of me one evening, and I wonder if this little footprint belongs to it. It was so tiny. All legs, but as graceful as a gazelle. Breathtaking.
Beautiful weeds :) Anyone know what these are called? The dried seed pods are like soft brown velvet, and as you can see the stems and leaves are scarlet and purple. I thought they were stunning, so I made a bouquet of them. Am I the only one who makes bouquets out of pretty weeds?
Milkweed Tiger Moth. Isn't he fantastic?
Sweet gums - one of my favorite autumn and winter trees.
My sweet, patient boy. He will sit still like this for an hour or more holding a tiny piece of bread so the little minnows will come and nibble at his fingers. He loves them as I do and feels very protective of the babies who have spawned in our creek this year. Precious boy.
Nature art. An arrangement of colorful stones. The colors don't show so well in the photo, but there are yellows, grays and varying shades of pink and orange. Some are laced with bits of mica that sparkles like glitter in the sun.
We are all waiting patiently and hopefully for cooler, more seasonal temperatures to arrive. In the meantime, we will enjoy these last few days of summer and the beauty it brings.
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Thanks for visiting:)