When I was putting together this collection of images, it struck me that it was full of signs. In some cases, literally. In other instances, I simply saw indicators of an upcoming event or the status of a current situation.
The combination of rolling countryside, multiple road signs, colourful wildflowers and rows of harvested crops is a good sign that we're no longer in the city.
A red maple leaf is often the first sign of autumn.
Indian Balsam is a sure sign that summer has come to an end.
Their seed pods grow plump. This one has attracted a small seed from a different plant.
The slightest touch causes them to burst open with a silent pop, resulting in the scattering of the seeds contained within. They're quite irresistible - like bubble wrap.
Another sign of the season's change - a cloud of grackles flying south.
This was a sign I snapped from the highway on a "drive-by shooting." No, I wasn't doing the driving.
A message written on a park bench "Wanna get high?" and its reply "Only with U."
This little guy is a pretty good sign that the lake water is healthy.
And here is a universal sign of hope.