Sunday, September 18, 2011
The Last Saturday of Summer
Had I waited another three minutes to take this photo this field would be full of teenagers, for there was a cross country meet at Percy Warner Park yesterday. The park was anything but peaceful. But I did find two of our fall wildflowers while dodging the hordes-
This is the White Snakeroot, which blooms in our autumn woods, It is a relatve of the Blue Boneset. And below is the Virginia Knotweed. A pedestrian name for an airy and elegant plant of the wood edges.
And the recent big rains have conjured up mushrooms overnight. Whether these are edible or homicidal, I do not know, but I have to assume the latter.
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