Here are some images (dramatic, journalistic, and abstract) of this most wondrous late Autumn! (MW)
A stormy sunrise from Mono Cliffs, with the clearing fog and showers. The scene changed every few seconds as the clearing spots scud across this marvellous glacial landscape!
I’ve aways loved this lichen-covered cliff at Mono Cliffs, especially today in the warm lights of the clearing sunrise, with the bright wetness of the yellows lichens.
A near-perfect recently-hatched Monarch butterfly in Mono Centre that surely needs to head south immediately!
A possible winged aphid on my thumb
I loved the reflection of this Greater Yellowlegs at Luther Marsh!
Autumn Meadowhawks seemed to be everywhere basking in the sunshine on this warm and windy day at Luther Lake (and elsewhere)!
Ctenucha virginica caterpillar, Virginia Ctenucha day-flying moth, with the red-orange head and the brilliant contrast of the rows of black spiny hairs against the yellow hairs!
European Paper Wasp (Vespula dominula) on yellow goldenrod, both still living, though the wasp was sluggish …
Smooth Carrionflower (Smilax herbaria) tendrils
Shadows of Sugar Maple leaves on the smooth grey bark of American Beech (still relatively free of the terrible beech bark disease)