Summer’s blossoms are slowly fading. The days are growing shorter and the nights are cooler as we head toward the first official day of autumn this week.
While the sunflowers are going to seed, the wild asters and goldenrod continue to color the woodlands. The number of summer birds are dwindling and others are moving through the area headed south. Fewer and fewer butterflies are spotted.
Meanwhile, several hats were purchased from a local retailer’s pet section much to the dismay of several Applegate pets.
(Anna Applegate is a newsroom staffer at The Derrick and The News-Herald. She manages the Good Times and can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org)