A fall morning

Brilliant blue skies, low humidity, and a temperature less than 50° F make a perfect fall morning. The last hummingbirds are coming through, taking a break at our feeders and the coral honeysuckle flowers.

Monarchs are traveling south too, visiting whatever nectar-rich flowers they can find as they head towards Mexico. The butterfly standbys of Buddleia and Lantana are dotted with orange in midday. I saw this monarch last year about this time.

A pair of bluebirds flew to one of the big oaks as I walked up the hill to the office this morning, along with the usual mockingbirds, blue jays, and brown thrashers.

And the leaves of red maples and sourwoods are turning red.


  1. It does, indeed, sound like a perfect fall morning. :)


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