The season rolls on, and a new set of flowers is out along roadsides, and in our meadow. Queen Anne's Lace is such a big part of mid-summer, along with lines of blue Chickory at the edge of the road, and in a few spots the bright pink of Sweet Peas.
I think Queen Anne's Lace is one of my favourites because my mother loved it.
It's a very intricate flower if you look at it from below.
I'm seeing long lines of blue at the roadside in some places, and when you take a close look it's the beautiful blue of the Chicory.
Here's a patch of those Sweet Peas among the grass growing in a ditch.
Both White and Yellow Sweet Clover grow by the road where I walk every day. It was a challenge getting these pictures while they were waving in the wind!
And today I spotted some of the Virgin's Bower vine or Wild Clematis smothering a lower branch of a Sugar Maple. I've seen it before but not here in the neighbourhood.
It's one of those plants you find around here with three leaves very much like Poison Ivy. I often pointed this one out to students as I prompted them to learn to stop and look before you touch any plant with three leaves!
Here at home this Common Mullein came up right outside the garage on our driveway. I'll let it stay until it finishes blooming.
In one patch I threw a prairie seed mixture 10 years ago, and now we have bright patches of False Sunflower there, as well as in the garden.
Finally, the Mallow, in both white and pink varieties, common all over our meadow, along with some of the earlier plants like the purple Vetch and yellow Trefoil that are still widely in bloom. A miserable drizzly day here, which we spent largely in Home Depot, picking out all the light fixtures for our new home. Not an easy exercise! We're exhausted, but we're getting there!