Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Purple Coneflower
Globe Thistle
Liatris or Blazing Star shoots into the heavens
That prairie storm moving in

Of course a favorite baseball team is the Burlington Bees. I enjoy watching a good ball game knowing a few of these minor  leaguers may turn famous and make it big in the sport. I do however enjoy team names in any sport that are unusual. A hot dog always tastes better at the ball park.
Compass Plant
Jerusalem Artichoke
Swamp Milkweed

Prairie Mimosa

This tiny Bronze Copper is only about the size of your thumbnail so often overlooked.

Whorled Milkweed

Partridge Pea

We are ready to leave, the fall approaches and many species are starting to ready for a trip down south.


  1. What lovely flowers. They are all beautiful, but I especially like cone flowers.

  2. Hi Steve .. love the flower shots and their names - always so indicative of their origins. You're looking well - and I hope you're not thinking of migrating ... the Primitive Camping and Wildlife area suits you ... fun post - love the butterflies too .. cheers Hilary

  3. Yes hot dogs at the stadium are the best! I have seen Bronze Coppers before but did not know their name. Thanks.

  4. such pretty flowers. What are those tall ones behind you? Is that some kind of sunflower

  5. I'm always amazed when people can identify so many plants. It takes a lot of effort. Great photos.

  6. Love the purple coneflower and that tiny but beautiful butterfly!

  7. Wonderful prairie collection, Steve. Thanks!

  8. What pretty flowers. I want to plant Jerusalem artichokes next year.

  9. Nice to see you Steve, even if you were not as colorful as the flowers and butterflies. Nothing quite as dramatic as a storm moving in and hopefully without any damage caused.


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