Mid September And Summer Is In No Hurry To Leave This Year.
It was another sunny and hot day here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I did not even bother to look for mushrooms, which most years are abundant this time of year, because of the lack of rain. Instead I hiked out to the local railroad tracks and ponds near my house. And I found out just how dry it is.
I saw no birds on the entire walk, bot even a crow or blue jay. The water fowl, robins and song birds are now long gone. There were a few butterflies still hovering about or collecting nectar from the fall flowers.
The high temperatures sure made it feel like Summer but the signs are everywhere that Fall, and cooler weather are not far away. Here is a link to some more photos I took on my hike today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-5/nggallery/blog-photos/railroad-track-hike-september-18-2015
“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
– Helen Hunt Jackson,