I’ve been admiring the late summer wildflowers. It is nearly distracting as I drive along meadows and byways full of wildflowers in bloom and seeding. In a few more weeks I’ll be distracted by the changing foliage, but that’s for another day. Out of courtesy for my fellow drivers (and because I have a new car) I do not attempt to take photos while driving. That means that I have to take lots of photos on my walks to make up for that. Fortunately, Eagle Creek had lots of wildflowers to oblige my photo-taking obsession. I need to download a field guide app for my ipad so that I can work on learning the names of the beauties I come across. I’m not sure what this one is, but it grew in tall stands of 2-3 feet with great big tufts of white blooms. Very pretty.
And this was my favorite photo I took from the trip. These wildflowers are showing off their seedpods in the sun. A skilled spider had decided the plants would make a cozy home and has spun her web. You can see it a little bit glinting in the sunlight in the photo. It was an amazing orb web, easily a foot long – a palatial mansion by spider standards, and she spun it all herself! It draped all over the plants and was incredibly beautiful.
I hope everyone is enjoy the last long, warm days of summer.
Blessings to you,
Sarah, the white flower in your first photo is very similiar to a wildflower in my garden, only mine blooms in soft lavender. The flower form and leaf are very similiar. I assumed mine was a relative of the bedding annual we call Ageratum, only it is much much taller than the annual. What beautiful photos- thank you for sharing. WG