Great Blue Heron
I watched Columbine growing by the doorstep hoping to see a butterfly. Rain and cold has kept some of these visitors in better weather. I have seen a number of species and saw my first Monarch Butterfly last Sunday. It was like seeing royalty with this rapidly diminished species.
I went for two days to this huge Blackberry patch to watch for butterflies. Above is my first Monarch and below a Giant Swallowtail. The scent of all the flowers was real nice also.
Dame's Rocket is similar to phlox only it has four petals instead of five.
Someone took a taste it appears.
The fungus appears to run off the top of the stump and flow across the forest floor.
It is easy to see how this plant was named Spiderwort
I liked the symmetry of this huge oak