Autumn’s Pregame Watercolor



It’s coming! Autumn is around the corner and right now you can enjoy its pregame show. I decided to tailgate at the forest preserves and here is what I saw…

  • Honey Bees on Goldenrod
  • Bumblebee on Aster
  • Monarch on Aster
  • Boneset
  • Pink Joe-Pye-Weed
  • Goldenrod
  • Hawk Calls
  • A Hidden Pond
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Downy Woodpeckers (several)
  • Blue Jay Screeches
  • False Solomon’s Seal
  • Solomon’s Seal
  • Red Virginia Creeper
  • Red Sumac
  • Acorns on the ground

These warm days and cool nights are preparing the trees for a dazzling finally. But there’s so much to enjoy right now! I can taste autumn in the air. It seems like every year, autumn escapes me because the season is so short. Do you feel this as well? This time I’m soaking in nature, savoring every last drop.


As I walked up to this hidden algae covered pond,  I scared a great blue heron who in turn scared me as he slowly flew away.

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I hope you have a chance to get out and experience this season’s morph as the living plants give their last hurrah!



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