As happy as I'll be to see the end of summer heat, I am finding myself enjoying how much is going on in the natural world before the colder weather comes.
I've been noticing a lot of amazing webs when I walk, like the one below stretched high between the trees.
There are still a fair amount of wildflowers I've been spotting although also others have gone to seed.
The greens are starting to have some browns mix in and an occasional leaf here and there is even starting to change to fall colors.
I find it interesting how the great blue heron flies off pretty soon when I photograph it in this one particular area but doesn't budge when it is hanging out at other parts of the lake.
I almost missed this web which stretched over a narrow part of the creek.
It amazes me sometimes just how much life is hanging out in the grasses.
I managed to get a shot of the common buckeye in the grass but so many other living creatures were blending in too well.
Even with the common buckeye it was easier to photograph in the rocks.
The dragonflies tend to blend in too well when they are flitting in the grasses but I got a bunch of fuzzy shots in flight.
Then I got one that landed on a tree limb and posed for me long enough to be photographed.
I think part of the reason I'm savoring the late summer walks is because I haven't been able to make myself walk much at all because of the heat. I'm glad I didn't entirely miss the variety of activities in nature which can be found this time of year.
Beyond the dragonflies, webs, butterflies and other summer signs, the sea of green is something I've been savoring on my recent walks.
I love the changing seasons and summer is definitely not my favorite time of year but I am reminded that it isn't all bad.
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