Wildflowers forum: Walk in near-by state park over the weekend.

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jmorth
Sep 29, 2014 1:49 AM CST
Most areas around lake's west side are pretty much left to nature. This is the area we visit/explore. Members of this expedition were myself, Captain Jack, my wife, her brother (visiting from Texas), and our trusty and extra energetic Scout Dog and explorer in his own right, Plato.
Goldenrods were most plentiful, sometimes large expanses, often sharing habitat with other wilds...

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Intermixed w/ grasss -
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New England Asters
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White aster, about the last wild aster to bloom around here. Maybe called the White Heath Aster
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Boneset
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Jewelweed aka Touch me Not - Thumb of 2014-09-29/jmorth/67ed70

Redbeckia-

Wood Sorrel-

Rosehips -

Milkweed Seed-

Swamp Milkweed seed pods-

Thistle seed- Thumb of 2014-09-29/jmorth/f07775

Flower for an Hour-

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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Sep 29, 2014 7:57 AM CST

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Similar plants are growing in this neck of the woods.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Sep 29, 2014 10:07 AM CST
Trees and berries from same expedition -
Red
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White


Walnuts
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Honey Locust Tree
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Bald Cypress
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Bent, but not broken
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Vistas
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Plato - on the move
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vic
Sep 29, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Your sky shots are as beautiful as your plant shots - cute dog Thumbs up
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Sharon
Sep 29, 2014 11:58 AM CST
Beautiful, J!! Truly beautiful.

That isn't just any cute dog, Vic, that's the amazingly dignified Plato with the wondrous blue eyes that rival the blue of the skies in J's photos. Smiling
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greene
Sep 29, 2014 12:33 PM CST
jmorth, thank you for including me; I enjoyed the walk!! Thumbs up
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vic
Sep 29, 2014 2:55 PM CST
My most humble apologies dear Plato *Blush* *Blush*
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Sep 29, 2014 3:52 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
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Sep 29, 2014 4:25 PM CST

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I agree Beautiful views!
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CDsSister
Sep 29, 2014 5:00 PM CST
Love the walk. Loved the clouds and plants Lovey dubby
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Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 6, 2014 6:50 AM CST

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Sorry to be so late to the party, we had a very violent storm last Thursday with winds of 80 to 100 mph.
We had some broken tree branches but no uprooting, some of our neighbors weren't so lucky. We were without power for two days and a lot of clean up. My computer works rather slow now and my husband's is out of commission so things are not normal around here.
Beautiful pictures J, I love those goldenrods and asters.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 6, 2014 9:06 AM CST
Beautiful photographs as always, j Lovey dubby

Josephine, I am sorry the damage was so bad over there. I got lucky--the broken branches missed the house and landed in the front garden and on the porch; and power was out only for five hours or so. Good thing for us some of the heat has eased, yes? Hope the computers are back to full functioning soon. Group hug
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Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 6, 2014 12:37 PM CST

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Thank you Debra, it is amazing how much we miss the electric power when it is gone. Smiling
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jmorth
Oct 6, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Glad you are both well. We've had no really powerful 'blow' storms but got inundated with 7" of rain last week (so quoteth the local weatherman quoting the local 'weather watcher'.) Our back yard (a good portion of the garden) was flooded for a while.
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Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 6, 2014 2:02 PM CST
Not fun, either. Glad it didn't flood the house.
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central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 6, 2014 2:14 PM CST
Right about that. I'm glad we got a new sump pump this summer or the basement may have been in dire straits.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 6, 2014 2:24 PM CST

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I am glad you escaped without flooding in the house too Smiling
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