After three days of rain, Olive and I were happy to wake up to sunshine this morning. It would be a good day for picture taking for a change. Off we went and here’s what we saw.
There is a great abundance of Jewelweed around. Here’s what I can tell you about it. It’s also called Spotted Touch-me-not. Hummingbirds love it. The juice from the stem is said to relieve poison ivy and athlete’s foot. How about that?
It’s obvious that the bees love it. Here’s a bee going about his morning business among the Jewelweed blossoms.
Here’s an interesting plant called Lady’s Thumb. It’s not the flower that gives it its name. There is a dark green splotch in the middle of the leaf that supposedly resembles a lady’s thumbprint.
This little beauty is a plant that for many years I thought was a common dandelion. Seems I am wrong about that. This is either a Rattlesnake Weed or a Two-flowered Cynthia. I really want it to be a Two-flowered Cynthia because I think that is a very nice name, but I fear it is a Rattlesnake Weed. I have to take a better look at its leaves the next time I spy one.
And of course, the woods are full of White Wood Asters now. I read that the young leaves of this species can be cooked and eaten as greens. Problem is, how do you know when they are young?
There are signs of fall in the woods these days, but I’m not complaining.
Within an hour of returning to the house, the sky clouded up again and the sun was gone.
Olive and I got lucky.
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Thanks, Nancy, for the textures I used in a few of these pics and for hosting Tuesday Muse.