More Summer Wildflowers. August 19, 2011Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Bur cucumber, cow vetch, queen anne's lace, spotted Joe Pie weed, summer wildflowers, touch-me-not
At the risk of looking like a one trick pony, here are a few more shots of wildflowers taken this past week.
Spotted Joe Pie Weed, dotting our meadows with towering sprays of mauvey goodness:
Bur cucumber, an invasive vine with lovely cream flower spikes, topping every bush and shrub within this field of view in Williamstown:
Touch-me-not (or Jewel weed, as you wish) in both its orange and yellow incarnations:
This leafy succulent frequently grows amidst poison ivy and, miracle of miracles, its thick, aloe-like stem fluids can be applied to the skin to prevent the deleterious effects of the latter!
And a gone-by sprig of Queen Anne’s Lace, assuming its birds-nest late form as it stands guard for a bit of purple Cow vetch at its feet:
I used a variety of lenses to get these shots, from Elliot for the Bur cucumber to Ziggy for that last one and probably Ollie for the others; it’s been a long week, and I’m really not remembering all the details.
Anyway, that’s it for now. Weather’s coming, so something other than wildflowers is likely to appear here soon.