Thursday, September 18, 2014

roadside attractions: high summer on highway 109

being a single mom without immediate family in the state, i haven't gotten much alone time in the last ten years.  here lately, g's dad has decided to keep him on occasion.  okay, twice so far.  it amuses me that as soon as g's gone i feel at loose ends.  i can't seem to get a focus on what i should do with myself.  on both instances i've had the sudden urge to run out and take wildflower photos, and then i've been able to settle in to being productive with my free time.  i guess i just feel more grounded out in nature.

these were taken in an abandoned cow field on highway 109.  it's at the end of a dead end road where the cops like to hang out and chat and snag a few speeders now and then.  i'm not gonna lie.  i've been caught there before.  oops.

the goldenrod was just starting to bloom.  i should go take pictures again.  now the fields are just ablaze with it.  my son's allergies are not appreciative, but it sure is beautiful.

here is the gate i hopped.  i simply could not resist the promise of flowers nodding in the distance.  i was very careful to check for cows first.  i was not as careful of the ticks and brought home two of those.  ugh.

it was still early enough in the morning for the sunlight to be simply amazing.

more fascination with oversized seed pods.

more fascination with architectural plants.

such soft delicate ferns hiding in the grass.  i wonder how it would do if i brought one home with me.



i also have a thing for photographing foliage on fence lines.

morning glories.


transitioning from high summer to almost fall.

these had already closed up for the heat of the day, but were still beautiful.

a whole lot of happy.

linking up with annie at manneskjur for how does your garden grow?


  1. Just lovely there is beauty everywhere #hdygg

  2. Gorgeous that there's so much colour and beauty just at the side of the road - I've been really taken with the amount of wild flowers this year. All such pretty photos Doris - thanks ever so much for sharing again x

  3. gorgeous Doris! You know, G is probably allergic to ragweed not goldenrod - blooms at same time - not many are actually allergic to goldenrod, but many are to ragweed.

  4. Everything is so pretty! A feast to the senses. Colors, shapes and textures abound. What a nice roadside! #hdygg

  5. So pretty. I have always wanted to stop on the side of the road and just take pics, but have never been brave enough. Glad someone is to share all that prettyness!! Those "seedpods" grandson and I call those wishes...if you catch one in the air you can make a wish...We love opening them up and releasing the wishes to the world so maybe someone can catch one and make a special wish. thanks again for made me smile!!

  6. The neighbouring council has decided to sow wild flowers along all the roads this year and it has been an absolute joy to see. You made good use of your lone time.