Lately I'm a day or two tardy in my posting and the photos are getting old, too. I'm still blogging about the weekend and the visit of "Charlie's Angels" to northern Minnesota. The Angels are likely somewhere in the U.P. eating a pasty each at this point, and NCW and I have returned to the big city. The leaves are still just short of prime here, but when we left Pengilly on Sunday some of the maples were shedding their red leaves and the temperature was in the eighties. Here in River City today we barely crept out of the 50's. I have this photo of NCW relaxing near her fire pit by Swan Lake and enjoying the last of September's heat.
So GOINFS. Last week when we were coming back from the north, both she and I spent about two hours trying to remember the name of these plants. It's a common sight to see them as they become more prominent and visible as autumn arrives. We finally had to call Sherrie to subtly ask her the name of the plant. Nearly everyone I know would have been up to the challenge, too. We were without google or access to the internet at the time, so we were helpless.
Sumacs. Those roadside, invasive plants that are among the earliest to change colors.
It makes a guy think that a smart phone might be a good plan and a way to keep from this kind of embarrassment again. Iphone 6, anyone?