Turned my head at just the right moment,
to be delighted, seeing hummingbirds at the buddleia.
Ever on the look-out for new flora, this morning my eyes lit on this vision by the pain clinic parking lot.
Fall being in evidence, I didn’t pay as much attention as I should, snapping a couple of pictures and getting in the car instead of going closer.
As far as I know I have never seen this before. I was quite surprised when I downloaded the images.
According to PlantNet this could be Burning bush.
There are always new things to discover.
On the way home I got out of the car to take a picture of back-lit grasses.
Back-lighting appeals to me.
And this led me to another new thing…
What was this jolly looking plant?
While not inclined to touch it, I needed to investigate.
Great burdock, it turns out.
We actually have burdock, so I must make an inspection as I’m sure I would have noticed spikes like this!
While I was checking out prickles, Grant found something more delicate.
Earlier this morning as the Sun tried in vain to pierce the mist, I surveyed a soggy scene.
Always good for a picture or two.
What makes Yarrow “noble” as opposed to “common”?
Mine is bound to be the common kind.
Though I think it’s quite noble for anything to grown in my wilderness.
While I was out in the mist, I remembered to check on the Roses of Sharon.
Just as well because there were new blooms.
Seeing that the bushes were being trimmed frequently, we assume by deer, I had begun to fear we would see no more flowers.
Innocent until proven guilty. We haven’t actually seen deer in the act!
Nobody will admit to finding it creepy that I added a bird beak to my feather collection. “Odd” was a more polite way of putting it!
Maybe it’s that after bringing a human skull home in my baggage, there are fewer things that seem creepy to me.
The human skull story goes way back.
I have written about it before, but if you’d like the details, I certainly have not forgotten!
Interestingly, bringing a bird beak into the USA could have got me in trouble.
A human skull? No problem. Not endangered, you see.