September to the Fall Equinox

Here are 148 photographs from

the first three weeks of September,

in the order in which they were shot.

 

Pre-dawn Moon

Pre-dawn Moon

 

The Break of Day on Sept 1

The Break of Day on Sept 1

 

Rough Gayfeather Flowering

Rough Gayfeather Flowering

 

Wilted Sunflowers with Bugs

Wilted Sunflowers with Bugs

 

Diseased Milkweed Pods Open

Wilted Sunflowers with Bugs

 

Dawn Storm Moving Through

Dawn Storm Moving Through

 

Soft Light Rakes the Land After the Storm Moved Through

Soft Light Rakes the Land After the Storm Moved Through

 

Grass is Turning Now

Grass is Turning Now

 

Nondescript Little Spot Down in the Draw

Nondescript Little Spot Down in the Draw

 

Hemlock Remnants

Hemlock Remnants

 

Tent Caterpillar Work

Tent Caterpillar Work

 

Big Vine Bramble

Big Vine Bramble

 

Down in the Big Vine Bramble

Down in the Big Vine Bramble

 

Old Vertebra

Old Vertebra

 

Old Pop Bottles in the West Draw

Old Pop Bottles in the West Draw

 

Buck Cranium Chewed by Rodents in the West Draw

Buck Cranium Chewed by Rodents in the West Draw

 

Where the Trail Bisects the West Draw

Where the Trail Bisects the West Draw

 

Tree Trunk Snag Being Colonized by Vines

Tree Trunk Snag Being Colonized by Vines

 

Newly Downed Upper Tree Trunk and Limbs

Newly Downed Upper Tree Trunk and Limbs

 

Split Trunk

Split Trunk

 

Old Nest in a Crotch

Old Nest in a Crotch

 

Shelf Fungus on the Old Cottonwood at the West Draw Outlet

Shelf Fungus on the Old Cottonwood at the West Draw Outlet

 

Fallen Fungus on the Old Cottonwood Trunk

Fallen Fungus on the Old Cottonwood Trunk

 

Another Fallen Fungus

Another Fallen Fungus

 

Elderberry Wand

Elderberry Wand

 

Elderberry Portrait

Elderberry Portrait

 

Big Bluestem Heads at Dawn

Big Bluestem Heads at Dawn

 

Dawn from the Far Western Hill

Dawn from the Far Western Hill

 

Sunflowers Past Their Prime

Sunflowers Past Their Prime

 

Big Brown Burrs

Big Brown Burrs

 

Prairie Clover Seed Heads

Prairie Clover Seed Heads

 

Rigid Goldenrod at Dawn

Rigid Goldenrod at Dawn

 

Pitcher's Sage at Dawn

Pitcher’s Sage at Dawn

 

Along a Plum Thicket as the Sun Burns Through

Along a Plum Thicket as the Sun Burns Through

 

Flowering Big Bluestem Head Solo

Flowering Big Bluestem Head Solo

 

Rose Hips

Rose Hips

 

Wild Plums!

Wild Plums!

 

Old Bone

Old Bone

 

The Seep - All But Dried Up MS

The Seep – All But Dried Up MS

 

The Seep - All But Dried Up CU

The Seep – All But Dried Up CU

 

The Seep - All But Dried Up WS

The Seep – All But Dried Up WS

 

The Well Head

The Well Head

 

Down The Well

Down The Well

 

Tree Trunk with Gnarly Hole

Tree Trunk with Gnarly Hole

 

Droopy Almost Dead Tree

Droopy Almost Dead Tree

 

Solo Hemlock Stalk Against a Tree

Solo Hemlock Stalk Against a Tree

 

Bird Box 35

Bird Box 35

 

Quail Feather

Quail Feather

 

Sumac Bobs in Full Color

Sumac Bobs in Full Color

 

Sumac Head Solo with Bobs in Full Color

Sumac Head Solo with Bobs in Full Color

 

Dogwood, Sunflowers, Dogwood Like a Persian Rug

Dogwood, Sunflowers, Dogwood Like a Persian Rug

 

Dogwood and Sunflowers at the Edge of the Draw

Dogwood and Sunflowers at the Edge of the Draw

 

Death Came for a Thorny Locust

Death Came for a Thorny Locust

 

Death Came for a Thorny Locust CU

Death Came for a Thorny Locust CU

 

Grass Spider and Web in a Thorny Locust

Grass Spider and Web in a Thorny Locust

 

Grass Spider and Web - Close Up

Grass Spider and Web – Close Up

 

Grass Spider Ventures Out

Grass Spider Ventures Out

 

Ground Cherries

Ground Cherries

 

Ground Cherries - Close Up

Ground Cherries – Close Up

 

Looking South across a Draw - Dawn Light

Looking South across a Draw – Dawn Light

 

Dramatic Front Passing Through at Dawn

Dramatic Front Passing Through at Dawn

 

The Path Along the East Draw

The Path Along the East Draw

 

Wet Sunflower Greets the Dawn - CU

Wet Sunflower Greets the Dawn – CU

 

Wet Big Bluestem Frond

Wet Big Bluestem Frond

 

Dew Spotted Orb Spider Web Backlit

Dew Spotted Orb Spider Web Backlit

 

September 11, About the Time...

September 11, About the Time…

 

Overnight Frost Victim

Overnight Frost Victim

 

Headed the Way of All Flesh

Headed the Way of All Flesh

 

Merci, Camille Corot...

Merci, Camille Corot…

 

Morning Light Shaft at the Four Trees, Edge of the East Draw

Morning Light Shaft at the Four Trees, Edge of the East Draw

 

Wet Bumblebee on a Thistle Head

Wet Bumblebee on a Thistle Head

 

Maximillian's Sunflower Seed Heads after the Flower's Gone

Maximillian’s Sunflower Seed Heads after the Flower’s Gone

 

Big Cottonwood at the Edge of the South Draw Clearing

Big Cottonwood at the Edge of the South Draw Clearing

 

The Base of That Big Multi-trunk Cottonwood

The Base of That Big Multi-trunk Cottonwood

 

The Crotch of That Big Multi-trunk Cottonwood

The Crotch of That Big Multi-trunk Cottonwood

 

The Five Sisters Grove

The Five Sisters Grove

 

Part Way Back Up the Middle Draw

Part Way Back Up the Middle Draw

 

At the Head of the Middle Draw

At the Head of the Middle Draw

 

Misty September Morning

Misty September Morning

 

Frost Burnt Sunflowers

Frost Burnt Sunflowers

 

Early Morning Grass Going Brown

Early Morning Grass Going Brown

 

Seven Thistle Heads

Seven Thistle Heads

 

Fast Moving Front at Sunrise

Fast Moving Front at Sunrise

 

On a Gray Morning Looking West from the Big Hill

On a Gray Morning Looking West from the Big Hill

 

The West Draw from the Big Hill

The West Draw from the Big Hill

 

Across a Sumac Patch to the Head of the West Draw

Across a Sumac Patch to the Head of the West Draw

 

A Brief Interlude for Saturated Colors

A Brief Interlude for Saturated Colors

 

In the Middle of the Big Sumac Patch - West Draw

In the Middle of the Big Sumac Patch – West Draw

 

Mystery Orange Fruits

Mystery Orange Fruits

 

Mystery Orange Fruits  CU

Mystery Orange Fruits CU

 

Goose Egg Taken by a Predator

Goose Egg Taken by a Predator

 

Across the South Fence to Monoculture

Across the South Fence to Monoculture

 

Leaves Gone Brown on a Stem

Leaves Gone Brown on a Stem

 

For the Living...and the Dead

For the Living…and the Dead

 

Bits of Gold on the Ground

Bits of Gold on the Ground

 

A Little Run Down the West Draw

A Little Run Down the West Draw

 

Looking Up and Out from Under a Down Tree in the West Draw

Looking Up and Out from Under a Down Tree in the West Draw

 

A Fallen Bole

A Fallen Bole

 

Delicate Cruciform Moth

Delicate Cruciform Moth

 

Wild Grapes

Wild Grapes

 

Wild Grapes - Wide

Wild Grapes – Wide

 

Dead Tree - Bark Peeled Off

Dead Tree – Bark Peeled Off

 

Dead Man's Fingers Fungus

Dead Man’s Fingers Fungus

 

Storm Cell over North Lincoln

Storm Cell over North Lincoln

 

Dawn Lights Up the Southern Sky

Dawn Lights Up the Southern Sky

 

Rays of Dawn Light Through the Storm Cell

Rays of Dawn Light Through the Storm Cell

 

Thunder Head Through Gaura Stalks

Thunder Head Through Gaura Stalks

 

Heath Asters Lit by Dawn Light

Heath Asters Lit by Dawn Light

 

Milkweed Seeds Leaving the Pod

Milkweed Seeds Leaving the Pod

 

Flowering Pitcher's Sage

Flowering Pitcher’s Sage

 

Early Morning Sun on Grass Heads

Early Morning Sun on Grass Heads

 

Color Splashing Across the Little Draw

Color Splashing Across the Little Draw

 

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider

 

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider CU

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider CU

 

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider - Wide

Yellow, Black and White Banded Orb Weaver Spider – Wide

 

Downy Gentian Ready to Open

Downy Gentian Ready to Open

 

A Tinge of Gold in the High Cottonwoods

A Tinge of Gold in the High Cottonwoods

 

A Little Patch of Wilted Sunflowers on the Edge of the Little Draw

A Little Patch of Wilted Sunflowers on the Edge of the Little Draw

 

A Lightstruck Patch of Grass on the Edge of the Little Draw

A Lightstruck Patch of Grass on the Edge of the Little Draw

 

One Golden Cottonwood Leaf

One Golden Cottonwood Leaf

 

Deer Mandibles

Deer Mandibles

 

Busch Lite Can

Busch Lite Can

 

Tangleroot Cottonwood at the Bottom of the Big South Draw

Tangleroot Cottonwood at the Bottom of the Big South Draw

 

Grandmother Cottonwood - End of Summer Glory

Grandmother Cottonwood – End of Summer Glory

 

Grandmother Cottonwood - End of Summer Glory - Horizontal

Grandmother Cottonwood – End of Summer Glory – Horizontal

 

Thorny Locust

Thorny Locust

 

Fall Storm Clouds Gathering

Fall Storm Clouds Gathering

 

Cloudy Sulphur Butterfly

Cloudy Sulphur Butterfly

 

Pre-dawn Glow Through the East Parking Area Plumbush

Pre-dawn Glow Through the East Parking Area Plumbush

 

Equinox Dawn on West Fletcher Avenue

Equinox Dawn on West Fletcher Avenue

 

Stiff Goldenrod Before Sunup

Stiff Goldenrod Before Sunup

 

A Patch of Sage

A Patch of Sage

 

Sunflower Dew Drops at Dawn

Sunflower Dew Drops at Dawn

 

Sunflower Stalks Just Before Dawn

Sunflower Stalks Just Before Dawn

 

Fall Equinox Sunrise

Fall Equinox Sunrise

 

Dew Covered Fall Sumac Leaves

Dew Covered Fall Sumac Leaves

 

Backlit Red Sumac Leaves

Backlit Red Sumac Leaves

 

Two Robins on the Fence

Two Robins on the Fence

 

Heath Asters in the Grass

Heath Asters in the Grass

 

Four Crabapples

Four Crabapples

 

The Crabapple Boughs Against a Clear Blue Sky

The Crabapple Boughs Against a Clear Blue Sky

 

Crabapple Solo

Crabapple Solo

 

Spiky Seed Pod

Spiky Seed Pod

 

At the Seep on the Equinox

At the Seep on the Equinox

 

Mushroom from Below

Mushroom from Below

 

Mushroom from Above

Mushroom from Above

 

Wild Grape Vine -Leaves and a Fence Post

Wild Grape Vine -Leaves and a Fence Post

 

Downy Gentian in Bloom

Downy Gentian in Bloom

As always I appreciate any comments,

especially those that can

correct my misidentifications.