A blog about a first-time house owner learning to maintain his backyard, and thoughts about nature, science, history, and life.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: August 15, 2013

From the photo above, can you guess what flower is blooming in the yard?  Ok, here's a not-so-subtle hint:

Goldenrod is coming into bloom: a sign that we're nearing the end of summer.  Another sign that we're nearing the end of summer: yesterday's weather.  The Cornell weather station topped out at 65, and here in Freeville the high was 64. Last night's low in the backyard was a chilly 43.  Some of the trees around the area are confused, already changing color for the fall.

Here's the original photo:

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