Category Archives: Water

Invasive plants

purple loosestrife

purple loosestrife

purple loosestrife is an invasive species that is spreading. If can be found along the river and in ditches and wetlands.  it is a hearty perennial that  takes over wetlands. This plant is growing by the Mississippi river in local park land. 

It floats and it is pink

water lily

Water lily

The weather was so perfect Tuesday morning that instead of sitting down to work I started the day by taking pictures of flowers at Como conservatory. The building wasn’t open but the grounds are. I really enjoyed the quiet and of course the flowers. 

Three years ago today

flooded path

Chestnut Plaza

The water is receding but it will be awhile before this path is again above water. Floods leave a kind of muddy sludge on everything so even after the water is gone the path isn’t really useable.

I was down by the river last night. It is unusually low in spite of all of the rain we have been getting.  No danger of flooding.