The calendar has turned and it is fall at last. (And it's still raining....)
Asters, and similar flowers, are taking the stage here in upstate NY. Here is a nice clump, blooming among some goldenrod near a restaurant parking lot in Vestal, NY.
Remember, you don't have to live in the country to enjoy wildflowers. Wildflowers are everywhere, there for your enjoyment.
Here is a picture of her purple asters. These look to be a different variety than mine - the petals in her seem to be thinner and more "bent".
My guest has also, recently, started to see pink asters - not just the purple ones we are used to.
This picture, which is from this weekend, shows the ripe berries of maple-leaf viburnum.
And finally, this stunning picture from earlier in the year shows these witch-hobble viburnum in the red berry stage. I love the shadows on this picture.
What is your favorite wild flower or plant of autumn? (or, if you are in the Southern Hemisphere - spring?)