Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Late August/ Nature Notes

The colours of Autumn

These photos were taken beside local railroad tracks and country roads.

The largest square: common ringlet butterfly on Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota).

Moving clockwise: wild sunflower (Helianthus annuus), wild yellow apple, mountain ash (Sorbus decora), pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia), and goldenrod (Solidago ssp.)

Please note that I include the botanical names because they remain the same around the world but the common names vary.

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20 comments:

Mark said...

Yes the ripe berries on yellowish leaves hint at autumn. In Australia Spring starts tomorrow.

Tina said...

It´s nice how you arranged this beautiful motivs :)

Tanya said...

i'm going to miss all your vibrant colors of summer/fall once winter comes around

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

You are a few weeks ahead of us. We are still over 100's for the highs but looking foward to the frigied high 80's next week.

Pam said...

I am in awe of your gorgeous mosaic.. I love the bright colors of the flowers.
hugs,
Pam

see you there! said...

Love the Queen Anne's lace, I saw so much of that in fields as a child, not so much anymore.

Darla

Buttons said...

Thank you I took a great photo the other day and wondered what it was. Dogwood. Thank you. Beautiful shots. B

Roan said...

I love the fall colors in your collection. Wonderful collage.

Judy said...

Fall is right around the corner. I always love your collages.

Rose said...

Beautiful, EG...fall is coming, isn't it???

Lois Evensen said...

Beautiful. Fall is upon us and the cooler temps are so welcome. :)

Small City Scenes said...

Oh no! Later August---yep today is the last day of August. We had a beautiful August as opposed to June and July. It seems August Sept and maybe October are our summer. MB

Carver said...

I always enjoy your beautiful mosaics. Looks like we have a lot of similar plants and flowers at this time of year.

Jenny said...

What beautiful captures! I love the diverse colors, textures and shapes.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely mosaic and photos. I love the the colors together. The butterfly is pretty, I wonder if the birds eat those berries?

George said...

We're still putting up very high temperatures down here, so autumn seems far off. I'm afraid our autumn isn't going to be nearly as pretty as the things you're showing in your collage.

Cindy said...

I love the collage, very beautiful! It is nice to see the berries and flowers together.

Hilde said...

Great photos so beautifully put together!
You have captured the spirit of autumn :)

Jedediah said...

Beautiful autumn colours. I like the apple in particular

Rambling Woods said...

The golden rod has been slow here in western NY and has been a concern on the Monarch Watch email list as it needs to be there for migrating monarchs....good you have some in bloom...

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