Summer is slipping through our fingers, I’m sad to say. Although autumn doesn’t officially begin until September 23rd this year, today, Labor Day, often feels like the end of the season. It didn’t feel like summer was over to Daphne when I took this picture though! Let me back up a little.
Saturday morning seemed like it was to be one of those delightful days – a nice one for either summer or fall – with wispy clouds, gentle breezes and a high of 80°. I hadn’t taken the dogs for a walk in the woods for weeks, mostly because the last time we did so, they came back covered in ticks or the days had started out just too humidly for me to want to make the trek. I decided we would avoid the tall grasses and hope for the best this time out.
I was rewarded with beautiful sights along our path, looking so different from when Becky and I went out together back in the spring, or even from some of our early summer walks.
Giant dragonflies hovered above the fields, though I struggled to capture them in a photo:
And just for you, Kathy, I even found a mushroom I could consider a little bit beautiful in its pink color:
The dogs and I happily ambled along the paths, a few times turned around by impasses likely created by Irene, but had a thoroughly enjoyable walk. A small swamp with a running stream across part of our path was a bit larger at this time of the year, after the significant rain we’ve had recently, which gets me back to the picture at the beginning of my post. The last time I showed this part of our walk, it looked like this:
Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! Have a wonderful week.