The rains have come and outdoor time is limited to a little here and a little there. And yet, there is always something to observe in nature.
This gorgeous stand of dried teasel --
--- shelters this busy little person who just barely squeezed in enough time for a snap or two!
The rays of the sun are long, evoking thoughts of time come and time gone ---
--- while there are still a few flowers to be seen.
We should be thankful for the rain. The water in the wetland/creek is so very low
Not long ago, all of this was green and marshy.
And now it's so dry that a dog who hates wet feet can prance through it.
The tent moths have had their way.
And where we first saw flocks of geese, we see a grasshopper on dry rock. basking in the slanting rays of autumn.