Sorry, everyone, but it's that time of year again.
Hard to believe, but it happens this early every year. It's not a signal of illness or pesticide use; it's just the tree's natural cycle. It's hard for a lot of us (including me) to process the fact that a tree could be getting ready for fall when there's usually still a fair amount of summer, and I think that's why people become concerned when they see the yellow leaves. It is normal, though, even if it's a tiny bit depressing.
On a happier note, here are a few of the things I saw on my walk around the 1 km today:
|Grasshopper on the path|
|Goldenrod peeking through the shrubs. And my shadow...|
|The Red Squirrels have been leaving lots of piles of peeled cones.|
|A Mosaic Darner|
|Mystery feathers all over the bird blind. I wonder if something got eaten.|