Today’s late afternoon excursion was to the Ipswich River in Topsfield where shoots of cat-tail and phragmites are pushing through the shallow water. I startled three Great Egrets, enjoyed the songs of the plentiful Red-wings, and watched quietly as seven deer grazed in a meadow in the fading light.
The first person to identify this diminutive flower will receive a print of this photograph. Clue: each blossom is no more than 1/4 inch across. These clusters were in a verdant wetland near the Ipswich River. Time of year, August.
Birdsfoot Trefoil along the banks of the Ipswich River, North Reading, MA
Many fall foliage forecasters say the colors are late and muted this year. Maybe so. Is this due to the cool wet spring and summer we had in New England, or a factor of global warming?
When the bright yellow and red leaves of New England’s maples, birch, beech and oak have fallen, there is still plenty of color to photograph.