After hours of work harvesting garlic,
I think it is time for a long slow walk in the woods.
We'll take a pail for gathering blackberries,
and camera for focusing in on wildflowers.
Joe Pye Weed
Star Thistle/Spotted Knapweed
Those yummy black bramble berries!
Let's pick a quart or two before we continue
our search for wildflowers.
A spent daisy
Do you see the toad trying to hide from the camera?
Milkweed Leaf and some of the local wildlife,
Queen Anne's Lace and a Goldenrod Soldier Beetle
And another beetle actually on Goldenrod
The trail home is full of woodland artifacts
like turkey feathers
and a fallen orange leaf.
It is so perfect.
Is it from last autumn or are the leaves already turning?
Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you time to stop and smell the wildflowers.