NATURE WATCH: Autumn is Here!

by Nona Estrin

Watercolor by Nona Estrin

Purple wild asters, red and sugar maples in earliest crimson or yellow!  Spruce Mountain Range to our east begins to glow.  A couple of ash trees across the road are burnishing to deep mahogany.  Flocks of robins, white-throated sparrows, and a flicker with its characteristic white rump, scatter into the still-green brush. The sounds and smells are no longer of summer. The colors will never again ‘till next October, have such a wild range, nor the land be so active with leaving!

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