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!  😦

6 responses to “Walking through a wildflower garden

  1. cut some queen annes lace and color it. So much fun!!

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  2. 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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    • 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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  3. I love them too and what I posted barely touches what there is blooming. The black-eyed susan is just gorgeous now and so many more that I have no idea what they’re called.

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  4. My hummingbirds haven’t left yet. But I think it’s cooler where you are. I love wildflowers.

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