Something about the way the light hits the water at this time of year, is a tell tale that fall has arrived.
The dreaded Golden Rod, a horrible blight to those hayfever sufferers, creates a yellow glow on the dunes of sand all over these beaches.
And this fellow is a Horseshoe Crab... Before becoming mature around age 9, they have to shed their shells some 17 times. They can live for as long as 31 years! This guy wasn't so lucky.... Not sure what did him in, but he was resting along the shore and I discovered him on my walk.