Random and not so random musings from a 5th generation NE Missourian who became a 1st generation Episcopalian. Let the good times roll!

One of the things I enjoy doing on many days is taking my "weed walk." My house is at the end of a gravel road that turns to dirt. All spring, summer and for part of the fall, the dirt road is lined with colorful weeds. I enjoy walking through the summer and fall watching the weeds change and the colors change week by week. With fall coming early, the last three weeks have been an explosion of color, and now the dark part of fall has come and my weed walk is going into its "dormant" mode. So here are a few pictures I took over the past three weeks...

Purple heath asters have to be my favorites...

Tall thoroughwort intrigues me, even though normally I don't like white flowers all that well. It's so bushy and the little flowers are so spiny in a way....

Missouri has at least 6 or 7 varieties of sunflower but I like the tickseed sunflower the best because it has "fat" petals.



We just went to the Chicago Botanic Garden yesterday, and I was heartened to see how many native plantings they had. Made me feel better about the "weeds" in my garden. LOL

I love these photos. Especially the sunflower.



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