Monday, September 9, 2013

Seasonal Macro Shots

The changing of the seasons in on my mind.  Nights are cooler and come sooner.  Morning and afternoon shadows are longer.  Corn and soybeans are ripening in the fields.  The leaves have started changing colour.  I need warmer clothes, especially in the morning walking the dog.  With September's arrival, it's early fall for me; here are a few of the signs.

I spotted this late season Evening Primrose in the meadow, lit up in pale yellow by the early morning sun, nearly 5 feet high.

The Dogwood and Virginia Creeper leaves have already changed to deep red - this one shown off by the sun shining through it.

We get more dark rainy mornings, leaving water droplets clinging to the surface of some plants, like these day lily leaves.

The late-season butterflies appear.  This is a new one for me, an Eastern Comma.

And the asters are in bloom across the meadows.  This New England Aster flower is a bit of a weird double bloom, but pretty never-the-less.

More signs of the seasons to come. 

And thanks for all the visits to, and positive comments about my last series of posts on the local Bruce Trail Club's 50th Anniversary and my favourite walks along the trail.  The anniversary celebration was great, and I enjoyed writing a series expanding on a single topic, so I'm pondering similar things I could write in the future.

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14 comments:

  1. I love fall photos. Such colour. Such a short time!!!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario

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  2. They are all beautiful shots.

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  3. We have the little asters here, too. They are such a delicate flower.

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  4. You have quite an eye for beauty. Thanks for sharing it with me. And yes, I did indeed enjoy the series of posts about the Bruce Trail. :-)

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  5. Furry Love the photos captured the seasonal changes perfectly. Never seen the comma butterfly either. What a joy to see butterflies in your area.Monarchs are sadly few and far between in my region.

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  6. Gorgeous Macros--I especially like the Eastern Comma. I like looking for it in early spring as my first butterfly of the year. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  7. Beautiful photos. I like the red leaf. Cloudy here today, rain coming for 4 days. :(

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  8. Yes, the signs of fall are around us. You've captured it nicely with your beautiful photos..

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  9. I remember that you commented on my blog that you had never seen an Eastern Comma. Well now you have!
    David Gascoigne
    Waterloo, ON
    www.travelswithbirds.blogspot.com

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  10. You're right, and it sat still for several seconds!

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  11. Thank you for all your visits and your kind comments.

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  12. I love the color of the primrose, even if it's a rather rangy plant.

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