Tuesday, August 28, 2012


I don't remember noticing this plant before,
 but there was a lot of it along the bike path.
 It is fireweed, and is happily growing even though there has not been a fire.
 Looking at the curly cross shape of the stigma makes me realize it is related to the hairy willow herb.
 Those tubular things are the seed pods, and they burst sort of like a banana!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Black Eyed Susans

There are still black eyed Susans in the fields,
 but they are not blooming any longer.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Spiderwebs with Dew

More spiderwebs with dewdrops.
 There are simply so many variations on the theme...


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Still Life

I have been playing with still lifes,
 and these are a few of the shots I like the best.
 What do you think?

Goldenrod with Bugs

I have managed to capture a few
 insects in the goldenrod.


I found a stand of velvetleaf plants, at the edge of a field of soybeans.
 About four feet tall,
their most interesting feature is their seed pod.
 It is so different from anything I have seen before.
I wonder what the seeds look like...

Friday, August 24, 2012

Dragonfly with Dew

While I was looking for spiderwebs,
 I found a dragonfly, covered in dew,
 waiting for the sun to warm it.

Skywatch Friday

Sunrise is getting later, so I am seeing colour in the skies on our morning walks.
 The colour makes the walking sentinels fascinating.
 To see more skies from around the world, click the icon on the right.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wild Grapes

The wild grapes are starting to ripen.
 I love them, just kissed with the dew.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Butter and Eggs

More dew on more flowers!
 I love the tiny perfection of butter and eggs,
 and the delicate colours!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Chicory with Dew Drops

Lovely dew drops,
 settled on the beautiful blue chicory blossoms!

Morning Fountain

Saturday, August 18, 2012

First Asters of Fall

I found the first asters blooming.
Fall is coming.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday's Fences

I love the way the morning glories have almost buried this fence!
To see more fences, visit Jan and Jer.


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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.