Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Bright yellow sunlight, almost cloudless blue sky; slight breeze from the south. A few people at each beach; more on the paths. A half dozen sailboats and one fishing boat on the water. Mallards, gulls, sparrows. Goldenrod and purple asters brilliant in the northeast marsh; turtleheads also; monarch butterflies resting on blossoms spaced out a yard apart. White composites blooming along the creek. Creek running along, although down a foot from its high.