Posts Tagged 'plants'


MonardaAnd balm for your Monday.Monarda

Pokemon Go This

IMG_8955If I understand it correctly, the children (of all ages, horrifyingly enough) playing this game are “capturing” virtual cartoons in “real life.” I can’t say I see the appeal. There is entirely too much life to explore in this life, on this world, in this neighborhood.

You can’t see the detail in the picture here, but it’s summer and that means multiple species of dragon- and damselfly, half a dozen butterfly species, bees of all sorts, one being eaten by a Eastern Kingbird, and much more, not to mention the plants, plants, plants!flowers


Asclepias tuberosaButterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa.


IMG_8698The sun will rise to its highest point in the sky today here in the northern hemisphere, meaning you will cast your shortest shadow of the year.

Look at those miniature suns at the edge of the path… Opuntia humifusaCloser: Opuntia humifusa, Prickly Pear Cactus, now blooming. This is the only native cactus in our part of the country. The plants favor the sandy soils of the coastal plain. Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is where I await their blooms each year.

Bumble Rose


In The Rain

sunflowerAster-family something.
TradescantiaSpiderwort (Tradescantia).
AmelanchierJuneberries (Amelanchier) green1


Erigeron philadelphicusErigeron philadelphicus, if I’m not mistaken, which has more common names than you can shake a stem at, including Common, Philadelphia, and Daisy Fleabane, although the latter is generally E. annuus.


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