Savoring Autumn Awesomeness
It’s the middle of October already. I’m already starting to mourn the passing of autumn, which is rough because I’m still not over the passing of summer. Anyway, at the risk of being repetitive, I’m posting some pictures taken earlier in the month.
Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium) with Brown-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia triloba).
Again with the Northern Sea Oats, topped with the airy panicles of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) with Anise-Scented Goldenrod (Solidago odora).
Aromatic Aster with Bumblebee.
A metallic green bee (I think) with New England Aster (S. novae-angliae).
What I think is a tachnid fly, also with NE Aster.
There’s some Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus) that grows around the garden. Mostly I treat it as a weed and cut off the seed heads. However, a few stalks always escape my efforts.
They can look nice, especially backlit by the sun.
You can see on the right that the foliage of Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) can have pretty decent fall color.
It makes me a little melancholy when I see the Goldfinches put on their dull winter coats.
Sigh. Onward to the holidays.
That’s all for now.