Wednesday, September 20, 2006


It is September. Asters, in all their forms and hues, from frilly white lace to lavender blue bursts, are announcing the changing of the season, like the grand finale of a fireworks display. If asters bloomed in midsummer, they would just be among so many other wildflowers, and not as noticeable. But in September they stand out, outlasting even the goldenrod which fades with frost, as the forest floor changes from green to gold to brown.

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