Central NC where I live usually doesn't head into autumn, or fall as I grew up calling it, until much later.
Although it will be a while before most of the leaves change colors there are many early signs of fall.
The first two shots were taken at my house.
Shots 3 through 6 were taken at the NC Art Museum Park.
The cages with plants in mound in the pond are unusual looking to me. I can't recall seeing plants handled like that in water.
The rest of the shots were taken in my yard.
I haven't seen any dragonflies in my yard this summer until last week.
I was surprised that this one stayed still for me to photograph it from both sides.
Usually they flit around so fast I have trouble photographing them.
One of my dogwood trees is continuing to slowly get its fall colors.