I keep trying to write some sort of interesting introduction to today's post, but my brain has been stubbornly refusing to cooperate with my efforts to actually use it for several minutes now. So, the basics: I went to Whimsy Pond after work, didn't see much in the way of bird activity, and decided I'd take some pictures of flowers and call it good.
First up, some Purple-stemmed Asters:
A New England Aster surrounded by Goldenrod:
I liked how this Goldenrod looked against the water:
And finally, my first foliage shot of the year: