WILDFLOWERS OF THE DAY – ASTERS ALONG THE RIVER – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 8, 2018

I always try to take pictures of the wildflowers down by the river and ponds. This time of year, mostly it seems to be Goldenrod and Asters. The asters come in a lot of colors. The ones at home are those tiny, dainty white ones with the yellow center, but the ones by the river are pink and purple and sometimes white … and occasionally bunches of them all different colors.

More asters

Meanwhile, my roses are still blooming but the rhododendrons have about tripled in size. Maybe it was because I cut back the roses? Did that give the rhododendrons room to grow?

Purple Asters

I played around with the colors and textures of the flowers. Sometimes, I can’t help it. I get artsy.



Categories: cee's photo challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, Photography, wildflowers

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5 replies

  1. Oh Marilyn, your photos are so beautiful today 😀

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    • Asters seem to be the only things (other than goldenrod) blooming now. Not counting my roses, of course. But the leaves ARE changing. As soon as we get a bit of decent weather, we’ll be out there again! Probably tomorrow since we have to go get blood drawn and that only take a few minutes. Assuming (please!) that the sun at least pokes out from behind the clouds.

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  2. They’re lovely, Marilyn, I have some that are a blue silver colour.
    Leslie

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    • I think asters come in just about EVERY color. I suspect that were the original flowers that became all the daisies and black-eyed Susans. They grow everywhere, too. Extremely hardy. This was one of the few times where one bunch of plants had several colors on it. With different centers, too and all on one branch. Usually, they are all one color, more or less.

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