The days are shorter, but just as hot. Butterflies sip nectar from the flowers and fuzzy brown caterpillars meander across the road. Yesterday we spotted a Canada goose flying low over the marshes.
Downriver, a few nests are still occupied, but ours has been empty for several weeks now. Ospreys are still here, though. We've seen them in stands of tall trees on undeveloped land by the river. They must fish at daybreak, for we never see them soaring over the water.
We miss them.