It’s Wednesday Vignette time again! The first one of the autumn.
I take a lot of close-up photos of plants and insects, but I chose to showcase this landscape shot — taken yesterday from the parking lot at Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee, Vermont — because it speaks of the movement of summer into early fall. Some leaves have fallen, though most are still green and on the trees. In the meadow, aster and goldenrod bloom, along with echinacea, clover, and grasses. There are spent mullein and penstemon stalks. Bees still buzz about, high temps still hover around 70, but change is a-coming. Before long, there will be snow on the mountain top in the distance.
I for one welcome the changes, and the more benevolent temperatures. Yikes – this was a brutal summer!
I’m sad to see summer go. It was lovely here in northern New England, in fact a little on the cool side. But autumn is pretty too.
“…a little on the cool side” sounds just like my kind of summer. 🙂