Around the middle of November each year I put away my wildflower guides and know that, from now on, they won’t be needed. Not until that first Coltsfoot or Skunk Cabbage appears in late winter. From now on it will be looking at the skeletal remains of what once were glorious flowers.
I guess that that is the reason that I head out each day to a wildflower laden location in summer such as Cottonwood Flats. The city has done a good job restoring this area which used to be a dumping ground for snow from city streets in winter.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
The triangular leaves of Eastern Cottonwood.
Golden Yellow leaves
Fall from the tree outside.
They mark the end of summer.
The end of a dream. -Lily Mandrell