Seasonal changes are in motion. The temperature and humidity still proclaim summer but life knows it’s time to move on, that autumn is nearing and the need to gird up for the trip south to avoid winter is pressing hard. Don’t believe it? All you have to do is stand still and watch what’s going on around you.
For the trip ahead birds and butterflies are packing on the calories as if there are not rest stops between here and their destination. Bird feeders that have been devoid of business are suddenly packed with customers, vacuuming up seed like runners at the end of a marathon. Butterflies seek flowers non-stop, briefly checking for nectar and then moving to the next possible fountain of energy. Some are oblivious to what’s going on around and some are nervous about every shadow.
It’s a good time to get out and set up photography shop in a field or prairie or meadow – something is bound to wander by. Mirroring the haste of the flying creatures good photographers need to stop now and make their images. What’s flying through today may be gone tomorrow, leaving the long winter months with no color and little life to intrude the viewfinder.