Not much to say today. I just wanted to share some photos of pretty things I saw at Willowbrook Reach today. Though day-time temperatures continue to blaze, many of the wildflowers were soothing purples, pinks and blues.
This combination made me consider adding mistflower to my garden. It will tolerate some shade. Plus I saw an enormous bumble bee sputtering around. Fall flowers are so welcome for bees.
And then I saw a peppervine! My attempt to grow some from seed this spring was a total failure so it was nice to see one not only flowering but with berries in all stages of development. Unfortunately, the photos only hint at just how beautiful it was.
I did see flowers and berries from the other side of the wheel: turk’s cap, chili pequin, sumac berries …
and a flower that was new to me. The partridge pea:
Alamo vine pods just ‘cuz.
A really weird seed pod! Identification help, please. The leaves looked just like the partridge pea’s but this is like NO pea pod I’ve ever seen.
The scariest vine. Really. It looks freaking cancerous …
without taking a deep breath first