I’m a little late posting this, but I had finals for my online class this week, and had to write a reflection paper and a positional paper so I didn’t get to this earlier. Anyway, on Saturday the dog and I went over to the American River Bend Park for our walk. The place is kind of “between seasons” right now, so there’s not much new to see but I always manage to find something to photograph anyway. The mushrooms and stuff haven’t awakened yet. But we DID get to see a gorgeous Buckeye Butterfly (Junonia coenia) and some burgeoning Sulfur Shelf Fungus that hadn’t formed its distinctive “shelves” yet. When it’s in its early stages it kind of looks like a big orange brain. So, those were kewl. We actually walked for about 2½ hours before my ankles and feet gave out and we had to head back home. The weather was perfect: cool and sunny. I love Fall!