Late September At Spring Creek
The second half of September marks the transition from late summer to early fall. Green still dominates, but color is pushing in. The edges of maple leaves are lined with brown and yellow giving texture to the trees. Black walnut leaves are beginning to turn yellow and fall along with some Sycamores. Orange and red are more apparent in some Virginia creeper and poison ivy.
Pale and spotted touch-me-nots have mostly faded along with thistles. Yellow sunflowers and coneflowers are mostly gone and replaced with blue and white asters. In contrast Goldenrod abounds. Some snakeroot still blooms.
Most mornings are pleasantly cool as are the days. But stretches of hot days still occur.
On the ground more leaves have fallen. Black walnuts are thick in places requiring extra care walking. It can be like trying to walk across a pool table full of balls.