I'm located up here in northeast Ohio. This morning when I went out to capture what was blooming, I was met with a lot of debris from the stormy winds we had yesterday. The remnants of Ike blew through. I'm thankful that we only had to put up with gusts of around 60mph - they were potent enough for me. My heart goes out to all of those in Texas and in the Caribbean who bore the brunt of the storm.
A wasp's [edit here: this is a hornet's nest, which I knew, but typed 'wasp'. Carol pointed out the error of my ways - thanks!] nest had blown from a maple tree in my yard. See how some of the leaves have been incorporated into the nest?
Even a 'helicopter' seed from the tree became part of the nest:
Here's the entrance to the nest - there were still a few wasps [hornets] flying around:
Sadly, my sunflowers didn't hold up well in the winds. I had eleven and now I have just three remaining:
Here's a sunflower that was going to seed that was blown down and landed amongst the zucchini. Apparently I have a slug problem too:
Here are some calendula that I haven't harvested yet to dry:
Ground cover showing some color:
A buggie in my Autumn Joy sedum:
These pictures are not in my yard, they are from the park right next door. I always enjoy the wildflowers found on the untamed fringes.
The chicory is so resilient that even when it's mowed to a nub, it still blooms:
I have no idea what this wildflower is. It was about 3 or 4 inches high, and it was the only one I saw:
These flowers were blooming along the edge of the pond in the park. I thought at first that they were marsh marigolds, but the foliage isn't quite right. Does anyone know what they are?:
And of course there was lots and lots of goldenrod in bloom. The asters are just starting to bloom here in northeast Ohio and sometimes they mix in with the goldenrod. It was still a tad windy this morning so my goldenrod-aster mix picture shows the motion. The asters on the right are still a bit storm-worn:
That's all I have for bloom day September - thanks for stopping by!
If you want to take a look at a little post I did about a bog walk I went on a couple of weeks ago, just click here. You'll see a couple of carnivorous plants, some cranberries, and a few other things - yes, all of it here in Ohio!