It's good, then, that I'm still sorting September photos, full of bright, warm, sunshiny flowers and critters.
|Our neighbour's sunflowers.|
|Banana flower and green fruit. Beach Grove.|
|Flies and a beetle on goldenrod. Mud Bay Station.|
|Unidentified seed pods. Possibly peppergrass* (a Mustard). Mud Bay, growing through the rip-rap.|
|Gumweed and Cabbage white butterfly. Mud Bay.|
|Tiny succulent, Beach Grove.|
|Orange-brown sandhill skipper* on sea rocket. Centennial Beach.|
|Pickleweed, Salicornia pacifica. The white "spines" are salt crystals. Salicornia gets rid of excess salt by moving it up to the tips of the stems, which turn red and eventually drop off. Mud Bay tide flats.|
|Another pickleweed plant. This one is just starting to accumulate salt at the tips.|
It's raining harder now. I wonder if it's going to rain all month long, to make up for our warm September.
*Thanks to biobabbler, Katie and Jodi for the IDs. (See discussion in comments.)