Asters and goldenrod, goldenrod and asters, with patches of chicory. I may have seen a late-blooming St. Johns-wort or yellow loosestrife.
Roadkill limited to a chipmunk, one gray squirrel, and a fall warbler that won't make the migration.
Windy, cool, got out on the bike. Did not die. Ride takes me to 1100 miles for the year.
15.27 miles, 1:16:15
Small white asters making snowdrifts beside the road. First milkweed pods splitting open. Oak trees dropping their nasty ball-bearings all over the road.
Little change on the foliage front -- more ash leaves down, more red maples starting to turn, and the wild cucumber vines have started to go yellow in the trees.
Roadkill consisted of another garter snake that has become one with the asphalt.
Damp, still air, got out on the bike. Did not die.
15.26 miles, 1:12:55
No local hurricanes. Jose may brush past us tonight into tomorrow, with high surf and minor coastal flooding but little wind and maybe a bit of rain. Air temperature 62 F and dew point 61, overcast, near calm, some fog. Bike ride after the roads dry off?