Two dozen Bushtits leapfrog through the neighbourhood; the family groups are fusing into larger flocks.
Likewise, the crows are flocking at dusk, streaming north in their hundreds to their communal night roost.
The Ligularia dentata blooms. This slug-ravaged veteran of my garden flowers late and long. The flower heads come out looking already weathered and tired -- which is how I feel. (But there's hope: only 25 days till school starts!)