New England Aster in October

On the trail flowers and ferns testify to the delicate balance of nature throughout the seasons. A wild flower may appear along the path by itself, or you might find it flourishing in bunches. The lone flower may not return the next year, allowing only one chance to appreciate it in the moment.

In the photo you will see a New England Aster. Its deep purple color stands out against the reds and browns of the October landscape.