Purple ironweed, friend to butterflies and hummers.
Or spring for those in the southern hemisphere! Yes, we passed the equinox yesterday, and as is typical here in the mountains, we've had a spell of hot weather, which is due to be followed by our first frost in the higher elevations.
I'm on my way to visit family today, so no long-winded post this week. Just a picture of pretty ironweed, friend to butterflies and hummingbirds, and a sure sign of the season. See you next week.