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Fall color at Machicomoco State Park gets better every day, said Mary Ross, who sent a number of photos. From left: an island of pink Muhly grass in full bloom at the entrance; colors in the cypress; helenium flowers add cheer; asters line the trail; bottle-brush seed heads sparkle in the sun; and sassafras leaves show their colors.
Faithful perennials, a five-year-old mum and 12-year yellow rose (with a bee) bloom for Martha Thompson Hudgins of Gloucester.
Several varieties of golden rod are blooming now. This is an important nectar source for butterflies, said Louise Witherspoon of Port Haywood. She also sent photos of autumn crocus and tiny white flowers on the native calico aster.
Bob Waldrop took these nature photos along the Piankatank River last weekend.
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