Mating Damselflies

Another blue bug, this time hovering over the water.  I couldn’t figure out what it was, and it stayed well away from the spit of land I was on.  In the end, a quick Web search showed it was a …

Blue Skimmer

We found an area with a lot of frogs and I was down there investigating the other afternoon, the dog patiently standing by.  This blue creature flew past and I eventually tracked it down to the nearby goldenrod stalks.  It …

Rare Harebell

The blue Harebells have appeared again.  Last year, I only saw one but this year there were two or three stalks appearing out of the thicket of goldenrod stalks.  They only grow near the car park.  It’s one of the …

Purple Teasel

The common teasel is like a spear, with sharp leaves below its very hard, bristly head.  It makes me smile to see the purple blossom slowly come out across the head of the plant, though.  It isn’t uniform so its …

Field of Flowers

The riverbank is an expanse of green with flowers appearing amongst the tall weeds.  The white asters seem the best at making themselves visible amidst the rest of their environment.  I headed off the path to get this swathe of …

Return of the Asp

The gill over the ground creeping ivy was the first low blue flower along the path.  Late last summer I saw a taller blue flower, so I have been keeping an eye out for it again.  The viper bugloss has …

Iris Tips

I have not seen any irises anywhere else along the river, so I did a double take when I saw this one.  Some of the more succulent looking may be eaten by local river denizens.  I took a picture of …

Creeping Blue Ivy

This ground ivy has appeared along the side of the path.  It may eventually get a trim when the lawn mowing starts but it is quite low to the ground and may stay below the blades.  The color is similar …

Forget Me Not

These flowers often remind of the song Great Big Sea sings, Graceful and Charming.  The garlic mustard has been shooting up all over the place with its small white flowers and I hadn’t noticed these blue wildflowers until I …