The Colours of Autumn
One could not help but be struck by the bright colours of autumn when out walking this afternoon, under bright September sun. The deep scarlet of the Staghorn Sumach Rhus typhina below was especially brilliant.
One of my favourite blooms at this time of year is New England Aster Aster novae-angliae and it looked especially gorgeous amid the stands of Tall Goldenrod Solidago altissima, even though the Goldenrod is a little past its prime and the yellow is muted.
The little tree below appears to be a species of Willow, but I am not sure of its exact name.