Announcing Autumn

There are certain signs that Autumn has arrived.


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.


And here is another potential harvest looking promising.


Nikon D5100 f/5.6 ISO 800 1/250sec 240mm – Summer 2012

Apparently the native Oklahoma persimmon doesn’t much mind the drought and high heat.