By September 4, the weather had cooled down and it was quite pleasant. I stopped by the Emiquon Nature Preserve visitor access area and took a few photos of the lake in the setting sun.
I walked past the canoe launch on my way to the elevated observation platform.
As I climbed the steps to the overlook at the Wetland Observatory, I turned to look towards the sun setting over the bluffs on the other side of the highway.
The waxing half moon was rising as the sun set behind the nature preserve.