June 5 was a bad weather day. There had been thunderstorms during the night and when I left for my weekly walk into town, it was overcast and almost raining. I was afraid that most flowers would be closed. As I stood on the railroad grade, the clouds suddenly broke and the sun shone bright. I quickly grabbed a picture from the grade.
I walked back to the railroad tracks. Some of the flowers were closed, but I found one that was open. A bumble bee was also interested in the flower.
I managed to shoo away the bee.
Then, I found a flower in stages of bloom. At first, they were small green orbs.
Then, they turned white.
And then, they blossomed!
As I walked, I noticed a stem with some small blue spots. I took and close look and discovered this beautiful little flower.
I found a bud that had not yet matured.
I left the train tracks and went down the abandoned trolley line. I found another flower is stages of bloom.
Eventually, I reached the railroad tracks. I found this blue flower. It reminded me of the red and yellow flowers on the previous page because of the ripple at the end of each petal.
I went to the entrance of the town beach. Some of these flowers are cultured.
I went into the woods and found this strange plant. I did not have the patience to take a lot of photos because of the many insects, including mosquitoes.
After leaving the woods, I crossed an open field and saw these cow peas.
I passed the entrance to a driveway and found these flowers.
More to come next week!