Our brief taste of cooler weather went away, and the last week felt like August again. In spite of the heat and humidity, the flowers and berries of the season area all out. The days are definitely shorter, so nature can’t fool them with the heat, they know which season it is.
We enjoyed a few brief hikes and walks recently. This green sweat bee, one of Florida’s important pollinators, went about its work as I took a photo. The metallic green really stands out.
Seeds and berries are everywhere. The provide the fall color for us that other, cooler parts of the country get from the leaves turning colors.