Autumn is here! Well, in actual time, anyway. I published this post at 1:44pm MST, the official Equinox. It may not feel like Fall in Phoenix yet but it certainly looks like it by the quality of light. The end of stifling heat is in sight…click photos for more detail.
All the photos in this post were taken in our yard in September. And, yesterday, I “captured” a new-to-me butterfly, a Southern Dogface (in the Sulphur family).
And the Fiery Skippers are out in abundance, happy the lantana is blooming.
I’m glad we have hummers year-round here. This male Anna’s Hummingbird is displaying his gorgeous gorget.
My poem from a few years ago when I also had some photos of cicada exoskeletons:
All you left behind
As you flew off into the deep blue sky
Was your exoskeleton
And the memories of a summer gone by
Tony saw these hawks, there were 4 of them in our tree but one had left before he got the camera.
They look so irate when they’re squawking. Guess he was mad the other one left.
You might know how much I like animated gifs. Well, I don’t have any for this post but here are some really nice ones celebrating the Equinox.