I usually realize that summer is winding down when I see that the CNE has opened. No CNE this year or last so the appearance of various aster and goldenrod species has the same effect.
This morning I visited the eastern end of the Bluffs and walked in East Point Park.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Three Goldenrod species were beautifully in bloom
and three Aster species:
The large head indicates a Belted Kingfisher. Extra marks if you noticed the rusty breastband showing that this is a female.
There is something in the autumn that is native to my blood—
Touch of manner, hint of mood;
And my heart is like a rhyme,
With the yellow and the purple and the crimson keeping time. – Bliss Carman