Thursday, August 18, 2011
All the women in my house (daughter, daughter-in-law, and me) went on a nature walk the other day.
Fall is fast approaching, but there was still quite a selection of wild flowers.
People around here call these "sunflowers." But I've always called them "Black-eyed Susans." What a lovely showing they put forth.
I believe this little weed is Chicory. It was brought over from Europe ages ago---as a coffee substitute. Apparently, the root can be roasted and ground up and has some stimulant effect. I just remember picking them off the side of the road because they were such a lovely purple.
This butterfly was quite shy. So I moved in slow.
Who knew there was such beauty on the edge of a road?
I'm trying to focus on something in the center of this picture--but look at the amazing dead weed formation in the upper left corner. My camera apparently knew what was worthy of its focus.
But seeing as I was pushing it, my camera agreed to focus on the grasshopper in the end. Lovely creatures, grasshoppers. So fancy in their legwear. But then their legs are their best feature. ; )