Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Last of Summer/ Nature Notes

The close of summer

Autumn will be here officially on September 23. Meanwhile nature is already looking a lot like fall.

Largest square: a double-breasted cormorant sitting on a log. Something white was floating on the water but I don't know what it was.

Moving clockwise: berries of Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia); policeman's helmet (Impatiens glandulifera) - pretty but considered a noxious weed due to it's invasive nature;  aster (one of many varieties that grow here; seed heads of evening primrose (Oenothera Biennis); and berries of Solomon's seal (Smilacena racemosa).

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16 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Summer was long and hot down here. Great photos.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Wonderful mosaic :)

Sandra said...

beautiful collage, we have no autumn here, so will look forward to sharing yours.

see you there! said...

Great end of summer collection. I always see something new when you post these collages. This time it is Policeman's Helmet. I like it!

Darla

Judy said...

I've not seen a cormorant...Love the reflection of him.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty collage. :)

Ms. Becky said...

such a delightful peek into your world and what nature is providing for us these early fall days. I love that you provided the names for everything and that you identified the bird. he's a beauty. don't you just love this time of year? happy day to you EG.

Cezar and Léia said...

Splendid mosaic, that bird reflection is wonderful! :)
Léia

Jack said...

Gee, I wish you didn't remind me. Early fall is pretty nice, but unfortunately it is followed by late fall and winter.

Fotokarusellen said...

A wonderful post. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Gillian Olson said...

A lovely collage and thanks for naming everything. Sad but summer is almost over.

Rose said...

Love that one of the cormorant! They are all really nice but it is special.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely collage and marvelous captures as always. We didn't have much summer, but autumn is already nosing its way into Seattle. It is such a colorful and beautiful season regardless of whether I'm tired of "chilly" or not! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. You're reminding me I should start looking for the cormorants at Shelley Lake. They usually show up this time of year.

Leora said...

It's a lovely cormorant. I think one of my photos looks like your aster.

Rambling Woods said...

We are fighting garlic mustard and purple loostrife and go after it whenever we see it. I have those same asters here across the pond...

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