Saturday, July 21, 2012

July 21, 2012 -- wild petunia and thimbleweed

Felt like I was encountering old friends when I came across these two wildflowers in the garden this morning. The lavendar flower is wild petunia (Ruellia humilis) and the green orbs on upright stalks are the seed structures of thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana).  They are both so unobtrusive but so pretty and indicative of this time of year. There was also a wood thrush singing this morning as I pulled the hose out of the weedy border where these wildflowers are growing. Ah, there are compensations for a long, hot summer.

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