Landscape Photo #1921: Nature's Roadside Garden

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Aug 20, 2014 10:40 AM CST
Yesterday, August 19 found me wandering away from manicured lawns and weed-free gardens. One of my favorite leisure activities is to drive the back roads and observe animals, insects and plant life. I found myself on an isolated dirt road bordering a soy bean field. This is a part of my free time that I truly enjoy! A patch of blue caught my eye in the side ditch which turned out to be Blue Lobelia. This picture is exactly the way it came from the camera; no cropping nor manipulating except to reduce the size to 1000 pixels. I identified at least seven wild plants (weeds?) in the picture so I decided to keep it just for the record. After all many of us live with these plants (and weeds) on a daily basis. For what it's worth I know this isn't quite kosher for Multi-Plant Images, and will not appeal to most. However, it might possibly be useful in some way.

Here is the picture that I cropped from this one.
Thumb of 2014-08-20/TBGDN/d94f33

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Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Aug 20, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Leon, interesting photo. I love traveling the side roads too and seeing what Mother Nature has to offer. I remember traveling out west once and asking DH to pull over so I could take a close look at some Indian Paintbrush. It was beautiful. I am also guilty of plucking a few seeds here and there, too!
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Native Plants and Wildflowers Peonies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Lilies
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TBGDN
Aug 20, 2014 2:16 PM CST
Jean, I'm guilty of back-road trips whenever possible. Several of my plants and trees are a result of collecting over the years. Sometimes the county will mow all these down, but they must have run out of gas money this year. Thumbs up
Lux Umbra Dei
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Region: Florida Daylilies Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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rocklady
Aug 20, 2014 6:57 PM CST
That's what is called a silver lining that they ran out of gas money. Thumbs up
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam

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