The flowers that appear over the summer in our meadow (and lots of other old fields or roadsides around here) are another measure of the changing seasons. In some ways these ones seem more 'real' than the ones we cultivate in our garden. After all, they grow, bloom and reseed themselves with no assistance at all!
This is a Nodding Thistle along the roadside, a species that I don't often see around here. We usually get the taller, multi-branched Canada Thistles.
There's still lots of Queen Anne's Lace around. I like the view from underneath against the sky.
There's still some Chicory blooming along the road; a rich blue if you catch in the early sun.
The New England Aster is now in bloom along one of our trails, perhaps the richest colour of our meadow flowers.
And there are Small White Asters all over the place at the moment.
A few Daisy Fleabane with their very fine blossoms.
And this is definitely not one of my favourite meadow flowers - the dreaded burdock. But in fact if you catch it in bloom, the blossom is actually quite pretty.