We are supposed to get thunder storms tonight,
so before they hit come with me back before the time of
All of the following pictures were taken by Jake,
using slide film,and were later scanned to the computer.
Let's take a walk through some of our local wildflowers.
This first one is often sen in wet ditches.
This is called Water Smartweed.
The color is vibrant among the green grasses. Here we can take a look at the delicate bells of the Harebell.
The foliage of this plant is like slender stems of grass,
but those little bells are held high.
Clusters of these along the roadsides are gorgeous.
This plant stays low to the ground and blooms very early in spring. Yellow Ladyslipper is a very showy flower. These are protected and not to be picked or dug up. We a have a favorite spot to go for these pictures. The plants also prefer a moist place in which to grow. Goldenrod is a fall flower. The tall plants are also great for drying,they hold up well.
It seems that they do not bloom every year.
The flower does not open as one would expect;
but stays closed this way.
Roadsides are filled with both the purple and the white ones.
The flowers are small but together they put on quite a show.
I think the flowers are beautiful,but to keep the neighbors happy
I just have pictures and no plants.