August 2012 is coming to a close
The countryside looks - to my eyes - a bit ragged these days. But there are also bright patches of colour. We're in between seasons here in Ontario. Summer is fading fast.
Largest square: evidence that many birds are molting and preparing to head south.
Moving clockwise: thistles (Cirsium) on this plant show various stages of flowering and going to seed, the blossoms of various species of goldenrod (Solidago) are flowering profusely along roadsides, arrowhead (Saggitatia latifolia) can be seen in full flower in shallow lakes and ponds, fox grapes are ready for picking (are you imagining yummy jellies?) and the first of the Michaelmas daisies (Aster) are announcing autumn's approach.
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