End of summer at Ginty Creek

There is not much left of summer at Ginty Creek.  The upper pond is mostly dry.

upper pond at Ginty Creek

I walked across it and found a few populations of water crowfoot.

water crowfootOccasional isolated asters still prevailed.

fireweed and aster

And nearby were a couple of paintbrushes.

paintbrushAn aspen leaf presented an interesting abstract.

abstract from an aspen leafIn places the colour had gone from the vegetation.  The spiked goldenrod in front has just finished flowering; the clump behind has already lost its seed.

spiked goldenrodThe variable willow is covered in cottony balls.

variable willowAnd the star-flowered solomon seal has turned white.

star-flowered solomon seal

 

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