Let’s flashback to another warm and lazy day in September of 2013. The dragonflies were circling the pond, landing in their favorite spots, then circling the pond again, for all the world like teenagers cruising downtown in their cars.
Buttercup precedes the trail runners. She needs to be out in front.
Nikon D5100 f/8 ISO 400 1/250 sec 55-300@86 mm – Autumn 2012
This is usually fine, unless she somehow winds up behind. Since she usually carries a stick, when she attempts to pass the runners, she causes some loud yelling and flat-out-running attempts to evade her scratching stick! Some of the runners find this much more amusing than others 😉
Here in Oklahoma, and also in Japan, the 彼岸花と柿 – red spider lilies and persimmons (ripening) – are sure signs. I will have to see if our red spider lilies are still in bloom, but here is a photo of a ripening persimmon.