Part 16

The road to town

"To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven" Ecc 3:1

It is June 19 and as I took my weekly trek, I was disappointed to find that many of the flowers that were so beautiful were either gone or past their peak.  But that is the way life is.  I found new flowers and object of beauty to replace the missing flowers.  After all, it is no longer spring but summer.  The summer flowers are now in bloom and I will enjoy them as I had enjoyed the spring flowers.

My first stop was in the outskirts of the schoolyard.  I had taken a picture of this weed last week.  This week, the weed was much more plentiful.

I do not recall ever seeing this flower before.

Growing wild right on the edge of the drive way to the school was this strange flower.

Some blossoms had tinges of red and orange.

As I passed by the Catholic Church, I saw a bush with these flowers.

I continued to the old railroad grade and found this flower.  It was the same as the flower at the school.  In the afternoon, I followed the railroad grade into another town and found this flower in abundance.

I went back to the railroad tracks.  This was the only good flower that I found.  The others were gone or past peak.

I left the tracks and went down the abandoned trolley line.  Raspberries!  I do not normally pick what I photograph, but I made an exception in this case.

Wild roses.  "What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet."
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

Here is a rose yet to blossom.

Here is some wildlife to keep me on my toes!

I found nothing at the beach, but nearby, I saw a Great Blue Heron.  I took 65 pictures and not one was usable.  Arrgghh!  There was nothing in the woods to photograph.  When I got back to the school, I saw some miniature daisies.  I love daisies!

And the thistle was blossoming.

As I concluded my walk, I found some flowers that were cultured, but they were so red that I had to take some pictures.

It looks like light is flowing from the center of the flower.

I found this in the woods.  I suspect that somebody planted it.

Finished with flowers for today.  In the afternoon, I searched for wildlife.