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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:06 PM   #1
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Default A few hints of Autumn's approach

Both the calendar and the weather here in East Tennessee still say summer. But most of our local schools have already started, the parks are getting a bit quieter, and there are already some hints that Autumn is coming.
Nightshade blooms are ripening to nightshade berries.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:07 PM   #2
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Other wild "crops" are also ripening, including the bush Honeysuckle and Fox Grape.
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Some of the later season dragonflies and damseflies are busy in the ripening damp meadows.
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:09 PM   #4
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Late summer blooms are excellent nectar sources for late-season butterflies, like these skippers and the gray hairstreak.
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It's not just butterflies out enjoying the pollen!
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Old Aug 19, 2009, 4:13 PM   #6
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Plenty of rain and shorter days seem to agree with the box turtles, green frogs, and toads.
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Catalpa sphinx moth caterpillars have just about denuded the catalpa trees - making them look more like winter than late summer!
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And just one more - one of the common names for Ironweed around here is "farewell to summer," because of when it blooms!
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Still plenty more summer to come, but it's nice to see some hints of fall! Let me know what you think of these, and how I can do better! Thanks!!
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Great photos, as always. That wasp shot is amazing - like an SEM image 3-dimensionality.
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