These black-eyed Susans are still clinging to early autumn. Though they do look weary from the colder temperatures. The end is nigh I’m afraid.
While hiking at Cherokee Marsh today, I came upon this deer with an eight-point set of antlers. Closest I’ve ever been to a buck like that.
Leaves are changing colors fast in Madison.
It’s been pretty dark and dreary in Madison for a while now. The lack of sunshine, and the fact that I haven’t spent much time out in nature lately has a definite affect on my psyche. As a small antidote, I was looking at some early autumn pictures I took recently, when clouds weren’t dominating the sky.
The lesson that I need to get outside on a regular basis, no matter the weather, is not new. It’s funny though, how often I need to remind myself of it.
I came across a dozen or so monarch butterflies today, enjoying nectar from the purple asters in Vilas Park.