Using my 50mm (nifty 50) on my new camera. Can you tell by looking at the picture how soft and silky her fur is?
I guess it looks more purple than blue which means it is probably Hoary Vervain but that sounds more like a disease than a plant. This seems like an appropriate picture for the last day of August.
Nothing attracts butterflies like the Northern Plains Blazing Star plant. The flowers in the background are rag weed.
The goldenrod in blooming and the butterflies and bees are enjoying it. I just like to look at the flowers but I think they must be tasty because they do attract a lot of attention.
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.
Last spring we had house wrens in the bird house by the back door. They are fun to watch and we enjoy their song. This time of year (not photographed) we have a bees nest by the back porch and even though we do watch them we don’t enjoy it.