Nearing totality                                 over Little Crum Creek                                11:43 PM (15°F).

 

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Autumn seeds         a rising choir         —         into what dark promise         will the sounding fly?

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curious and wary                    exchanged                    on the footpath …

Carolina mantis (Stagmomantis carolina),  I presume?

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underleaf                    orb weaver                    rests                    for evening

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Wondering about the sun and butterflies like
Peck’s skipper (Polites peckius), pictured here summers ago.

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widely native, never wilting, weathering well, white avens (Geum canadense)

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Some time before setting here, spotted white on hydrangea, this red-headed
inchworm moth (macaria bisignata) was a green caterpillar somewhere feeding on pine.

 

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