Today was a beautiful day.
The sun shone and there was a distinctive slight crispness in the air.
Fall is gradually making its arrival in the Bay Area.
And the butterflies fluttered through the air, landing on their remaining nectar sources.
The Russian River Coyote Mint is still thriving.
It is one of the last native plants to bloom, and attracts bees and butterflies throughout the day.
The umber skippers seem to be constant visitors.
Look at the long proboscis of this skipper. It arches in the air before landing into the nectar of the flower.