Saturday, September 25, 2010
It Is Over
Without a doubt, it is over.
Everything was wet and soggy. I got a late start and still , dew covers everything. There is a chill this mid-morning. The Mountain Ash prepared for happy Robins to dine.
Flowers from earlier have disappeared. In their place, fruit and seed pods
even orchids produce some seeds.
The dogwood related Bunchberry shows you why it has that name.
Mushrooms are around, but I am not seeing the sought after King Bolete or Chanterelles.
Just little fairy umbrellas
and interesting purple ones
purple just "don't seem natural"
It was a lovely day
But it just feels over.
Small flocks of pee-d-pee-ding kinglets and chickadees. They are friends again and will spend the winter in feeding guilds. These flocks bring safety. More eyes against the predators.
Alas it is over. No Blueberries nor Huckleberries to gather. I came up here just to get them, but they probably never really were here. Last year my spot yielded a bounty. This year the spot has a few sad berries that taste of sour water. No sweetness.
Leave them for the wildlife and wish them well
Summer, it does not feel like it was really here, this year.
Now it is over.