Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

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Another Walk around My Neighborhood


October 24, 2021

No fog last weekend but another lovely day to take photographs in our natural and built environments.

1 To borrow wording from Mic., here is some ironweed (Vernonia spp.) turned to rust.

2 Our little white asters (maybe Symphyotrichum pilosum) are still going strong even now, a week after I took this photo, but the purple New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) are all but finished. Too bad; maybe next year I will catch them in their glory.

3 I hesitated including this photograph after finding out that it is the unwanted Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii)—another unwanted plant making a beautiful appearance.

4 I wouldn’t say that the nest of the bald-faced hornet is exactly unwanted (it’s so beautiful!), but you probably don’t want to get too near. This one is hanging over our Buttonbush vernal pool, far from easy reach.

5 Sun shines through ornamental grass planted along a pathway.

6 Here’s the color version.

7 I can’t tell you how many times I walked past my neighbor’s place before I finally took this photograph of Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota) stalks.

8 Someone unnailed this pallet apart.

9 Here’s another view of the strip-curtain door I first photographed in August.

10 And here’s another look at the spiraled fencing I photographed last month.

11 Another spiral turned up next to the first one.

12 And another one next to it.

13 What will I find the next time I prowl the groundskeeping yard?