Walking through a wildflower garden

Fall is here and so are the fall wildflowers.  Here’s a few I took photos of just along the driveway from the house to the mailbox.

Wild touch-me-nots, blue mini daisies and more.
Wild touch-me-nots, blue mini daisies and more.
I love these but don't know what they're called and they remind me of liatris, I think??
I love these but don’t know what they’re called and they remind me of liatris, I think??
They're not bluebells but the bloom is somewhat shaped like them.
They’re not bluebells but the bloom is somewhat shaped like them.
Shaped much like blackeyed susans but different.
Shaped much like black-eyed susan but different.
Goldenrod, gorgeous but sure does mess with my nose.
Goldenrod, gorgeous but sure does mess with my nose.
These aren't as blue as they normally are and our neighbor has a field full of them.  When the sun hits the field in mid-afternoon the entire field looks blue.
These aren’t as blue as they normally are and our neighbor has a field full of them. When the sun hits the field in mid-afternoon the entire field looks blue.
Chicory is popping up everywhere.
Chicory is popping up everywhere.
These little orange jewels bloom and then have a pod that when touched pops open.  The driveway is full of the huge plants this summer/fall.
These little orange jewels bloom and then have a pod that when touched pops open. The driveway is full of the huge plants this summer/fall.
Tons and tons of bloom and full of teeny tiny  bumblebees.
Tons and tons of bloom and full of teeny tiny bumblebees.
Queen Anne's lace is huge this year and maybe due to all the rain we received spring and summer.
Queen Anne’s lace is huge this year and maybe due to all the rain we received spring and summer.
Goldenrod at it's most beautiful.
Goldenrod at it’s most beautiful.
I don't know what this is but most of it is white with yellow centers like a daisy but much smaller and abundance of bloom.  I've also found the same plant but blue with orange centers.
I don’t know what this is but most of it is white with yellow centers like a daisy but much smaller and abundance of bloom. I’ve also found the same plant but blue with orange centers.

Once the weather cools a little and I can get out in the sun there will be an abundance of wildflower and nature photo ops.

Enjoy the summer as long as you can because that cold weather is just around the corner.  How do I know??  My hummingbirds have left!  😦

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

6 thoughts on “Walking through a wildflower garden”

  1. Interesting wild flowers.
    I am still having final travel plans being organised.
    This “mother caring” exercise is becoming a nightmare
    whilst my two sisters enjoy Paris/Madrid and the south of
    Spain.
    A trip around the world could be far easier to organise than
    this little exercise, I can tell you.
    Warning up here but rain is needed now in Spring so as there
    will be plenty of fodder for the farming/rural people.
    Yesterday it looked like rain, but the clouds were far too high.
    I will e-mail on the weekend – I promise.
    This “mother caring” business accommodation is the problem.
    I have the travel tickets – for 13th October (down) and 23rd October (back) – last seat on both flights!!!
    Australians seem to have a love of planes that no other nationality
    could dream of. Talk about – the airline ditty for Qantas – “Up Up and Away’ – well it is true here.
    Last 12 months over 500,000 Aussies travelled to the USA alone!!!
    More to Europe and of course Bali is just an overseas suburb for most people – 5 hours away at the most!
    Make the most of the still pleasant warmish weather.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Hope you get some rain and soon, gentle and soaking. Your having spring and we’re having fall weather. As for you email about Johnny Depp and his animals, in his defense and others, we take for granted that our obnoxious diseases and plants are something we live with every day and don’t/won’t educate ourselves on the laws/regulations of other countries. We in Virginia fuss about the coyotes but they were moved here by someone thinking it would be a good thing for our country and now we deal with that ignorance. Others may learn from their ignorance or we can hope anyway.

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