Saturday, September 30, 2017

Saturday's Squirrel.

A Goldenrod Soldier Beetle 

With the Indian summer now over and temperatures returning to where they should be for fall, everything is fading. The vibrant and rich colors of summer are passing into faded and muted tones. In the air there is a smell of leaves and a slight chill. And the sun is setting faster and faster. It’s time for fall. But before creation takes a brief exit for winter, we continue to take stock of what surrounds us. On the Black-Eyed Susans outside of Corby Hall, Fr. Terry Ehrman, C.S.C., botanist, theologian, and naturalist, spotted and captured this insect. On seeing it, Fr. Terry said, “It's amazing what you can overlook if you are in a rush. Slow down, and take it in. Soon, it all will be gone!"

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