|US Forest Service: Rabbit Brush (Ericameria nauseosa)|
|Golden Rod by Joe Lampl|
|BOX ELDER in Fall colour by cnpsci.org|
But yesterday I took photos of the Swedish version of the Yellow Season. Every September 1st here is like someone closed a door and opening another one and that is almost exactly how the weather turns here. Autumn starts way earlier here than over in California where I originate. Cooler, often times colder weather sets in with windy days, like yesterday when I took the photos. It's a sort of sad time of year because for me the winter seems the most dominant season. Okay, well first off there was a giant stand of the Swedish native example of Golden Rod which appears every year in my neighbour's backyard.
|Golden Rod view from my Dining Room Window|
I thought this was a Bee at first until closer inspection reveals a Fly (eine Fliege). Most of the insects are out getting their last gaps of life and liquid nectar before it all withers away.
This flower bed was at the corner of a friend's apartment house. Though this is the season of deep golden mustard yellows, there are a number of other colours that actually hang on and truly look like they are in their prime. Many will recognize this Sedum which grows terrific here all year before dying to the ground only to spring back every year. Then there were other surprises like this series of Nightshade photos of both the berries and flowers which made up a rather large and long Hedge Row.
This rather large hedge had been hacked and trimmed I presume by the landscapers, but they left these three beautiful objects which caught my sight. And I wasn't even looking for them. So I couldn't resist taking the shots.There were other out off topic surprises which caught my eye and here they are. This first one looks to be a green coloured coneflower of Echinacea fame or perhaps some type of Gaillardia or Blanket Flower and the other being Rose hips from a wild woodland rose I pass by on way to the Trolley Stop.
|Wild Woodland Rose Hips|
I have several other shots, but I want to retake them as it was super windy and poured rain not long after that. Typical !!! I'll post them here sometime later this week. Thanks for stopping.