SUMMERTIME AND THE FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – July 11, 2019 – Wild Flowers

I need to start off by saying I’m not feeling well. Either I’ve got one of those nasty summertime stomach bugs or … something. So I took some pretty pictures today, but I couldn’t dig up the energy to actually process any of them. So if I’m not around much tomorrow, please forgive me. I’m just not functioning on all cylinders.

Big bee at Roaring Dam

COLUMBINE – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – June 20, 2019 – Columbine

While they were so busy blooming, I took pictures. I think the next time I look — tomorrow if it isn’t pouring rain — I will see the beginning of the blooming of the daylilies.

I think if there had been a bit more sunshine, they would be blooming already. I don’t know if the roses will bloom this year. We cut them all the way down and it may take them a season to grow back.

I’m sure they will grow back. They are much too stubborn to die.

Columbine along the picket fence
Closeup Columbine

WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY: YELLOW ASTERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

I saw them along the driveway and I thought they were my miniature Korean lilacs. Close up, they turned out to be a huge growth of tiny asters.

Each bunch of asters looked like a lilac — if you don’t see very well, that is.

Asters
More asters

WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY, THE BLACK-EYED SUSAN – Marilyn Armstrong

 

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

The wildflower of autumn in the northeast – the Black-eyed Susan

WILDFLOWERS: DAY TEN- Marilyn Armstrong

WILDFLOWERS – DAY TEN


Wild and bright pink and living along the fencing of the farm down the road. It’s there for the cows to enjoy and I’m sure they do.

About as pink as you can get, too!

Wild and free!

GIANT THISTLES – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day 

They just showed up in my garden a few years ago. The leaves looked like thistle leaves, but rather huge. Eventually, the flower popped up and it looked like a thistle — but huge.

I discovered, after minimal research, that these flowers are called “Giant Thistles” because they look exactly like thistles, but are much bigger. Unlike regular thistles, they have no thorns.

The bees love them, so I love them too. They have been spreading around the garden for several years.