Here in Ontario most children start the new school year on Tuesday. Even though it was a mostly overcast day when I took these photos, a few young'uns were out enjoying the fresh August air. These two stopped on this boardwalk to...
watch the painted turtles sitting on logs below. When I got down to where the kids were, I decided to watch them for a while too, five on one log and four on another.
End of August bouquet choices
Another child was with her dad and picking flowers for her mom, she said. She had lots of wildflowers to choose from: Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota) going to seed (actually, her bouquet has Queen Anne's lace still in flower), jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), lobelia (Lobelia siphilatica), blazing star (Liatris punctata) and goldenrod (Solidago).
FYI: The reason I include botanical names is because they always staay the same but common names change from region to region.
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