Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A Second Look--September 23, 2015

This week had beautiful fall weather with cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. Even the day of rain was pleasant--maybe because it was much needed. The weather is signaling that fall officially began last night at sundown, but the changes are still subtle. No big change in the color of the leaves and no frost yet to turn some of the summer greens to brown. So, there was not much different to take pictures of this week when I did my Second Look. However, there were a few things that caught my eye.

Here are some things I saw this week 
during a Second Look.

Sternbergia latea. These bloom every September but I always forget about them until I see their bright yellow colors pop up among the dead lilies and overgrown irises. A pleasant surprise to say the least.

Something is starting to get ready for winter. See the hidden walnut in the fence post?

Resting moth/butterfly on marigold at the end of the day. This insect was not moving and it was either a moth waiting for dark to be active or a butterfly resting at the end of an active day. 

The moon was out early this night.