Jack and I recently started a new route for our out-of-town walks. For this trek we get to pass a large pond full of water lilies and also cross a stream with the ubiquitous beaver damn partially blocking the way. Here Jack is on the scent of something, most likely the beaver who built the damn. We're having glorious late-summer weather mostly in the 70s with the northern sun's intensity making it feel like the 80s.
Such a cold, wet summer followed by such an unseasonably warm September is causing later berries in places and fall foliage coming on while gladiolas are still in bloom right under their branches. Fall is always a wonderful time of year on the Keweenaw Peninsula, but I suspect this year will be spectacular.