The cool weather leaves the bees a bit sluggish but still dedicated to their work. They're a whole lot easier to photograph these days.
The pokeweed fruit is mature and making meals although I've yet to see the diners.
Here is a witness to the lake's high water mark, something like a foot over today's level.
Don't they always seem to come out of nowhere?
The swamp maples along the shoreline are beginning to turn.
I'd been thinking about picking up a digital recorder with headset and Dragon software for notetaking during my wanderings. Rather than becoming more burdened with the heavy yoke of technology (although I will have to work on entry dating), I am now the happy owner of a Moleskine 5x8 sketchbook and a couple of pencils. It not only works great for written and sketched notes but it's a handy place to safely tuck leaf samples during my wanderings. And get this, no batteries!
Tomorrow returns to single species posting with Bird's Nest Weed.