Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mid September

Around a favourite birdwatching pond


Although fall is in the air, many wildflowers are still blooming here.

Largest square: bumble bee on bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare). Working clockwise: New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae),  wild lobelia (Lobelia  syphilitica), tickseed sunflower (Bidens aristosa), frost aster (Symphyotrichum pilosum)  and goldenrod (Solidago). 

FYI: The reason I include botanical names is because they always stay the same but common names change from region to region.

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38 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite flowers and colors and I love the that busy bee!! Delightful captures for the day as always, EG!! Just the bright spot I needed! Hope you have a great new week!!

Sandra said...

that is one cute and fuzzy bumble bee on the thistle, he made me smile, he looks like he is bellied up to the bar

Felicia said...

beautiful.

William Kendall said...

The goldenrod is particularly lovely!

RedPat said...

Beautiful, EG! And I like your scavenger hunt too especially the wee frog.

TexWisGirl said...

love the asters!

Judy said...

I love these beautiful posts!

Rose said...

Gorgeous shots...so sharp and clear! I love that about your photos.

Leora said...

I have purple asters in the front of my house. And I don't remember planting them there! Love the lobelia. Would love some of that.

A Quiet Corner said...

Wild lobelia...I would love some here in my neck of the woods!...:)JP

Cloudia said...

magic meadow!



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Jack said...

You do a great job showing colorful flowers,

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful mosaic this is!

rainfield61 said...

Very fast, it will be mid October in the next morning I wake up.

Michelle said...

Love seeing that bee at work.

Randy said...

Marvelous collage. I love all of the colors.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful collection of flowers.

Linda W. said...

Nice collection of wildflower photos.

Kate said...

Wildflowers are so very attractive, esp as your photograph and arrange the collage.

Stephanie said...

Stunningly beautiful these flower shots!

Sallie Rainville said...

Beautiful collage ... Fall is such a colorful season. I admire that you take time to learn and share the "real" names of each flower.

Indrani said...

What a wonderful collage! Lovely combination.

kelley jensen said...

It's nice to see how pretty your september is. I hope the rest of your september is just as lovely.

Ginny said...

The wild lobelia is a deep blue I don't see often, and I don't think we have any here. Your collage is wonderful!! And all going away in the fall, WAH!!!

llandudnopictures said...

September is good month for light and colour, and usually the most settled weather wise... at least in Llandudno. Great shots!

Cezar and Léia said...

Very poetic images with plenty of colors!Awesome collage EG, thanks for these lights!
Léia

Roan said...

Beautiful flowers. I saw a field of goldenrod yesterday. Just gorgeous. I think thistle is one of my favorites.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful floral collage EG.. Spring/autumn are the best!

ladyfi said...

What a lovely collage!

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty mosaic!

Gail Dixon said...

A colorful collage with vibrant colors. Love the bee on the thistle!

maryaustria said...

A lovely collage of flowers! Wonderful!

Hannah said...

Lovely flowers, such a nice variety for fall. Bumblebees seem to really love thistles, the bees really go after my Cardoon flowers. I presently find myself dis-astered, some that bloomed for years all up and disappeared, and the ones I bought last year didn't seem to come back. I have some that I raised from seed so maybe they will bloom next year. I miss them in the fall, the lovely purple color.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very pretty!

I get some of my best insect shots on bull thistle flowers.
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Carver said...

What a beautiful mix of colors and forms that your September collage has. Glorious.

Barbara Wójcik said...

Beautiful photography!

Breathtaking said...

Lovely colourful and sharp pictures Funny how bees and butterflies love thistles, great shot.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful mid september...in colors and shapes!

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