The above quote is by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and I tend to agree. Some weeds are more lovable than others though. When I’ve come across a personally likable specimen, I’ve been known to pot it up or just nurture it where it’s rooted… I know I have my preferences for worthy weeds, but either way, I do my share of trying to remedy their unrequited love they offer up so freely by at least taking their portrait once in a while.
The “Purple Passion Flower” vine is the host plant for Zebra Longwing and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. In another post I’ll show ZL eggs, caterpillars and their chrysalides. I also have a video of pupation which I’ll attempt to post. Love these exquisite blooms! 💜
Living in northern Florida, we don’t get as much color change in Autumn as North Carolina where I’m moving in less than a year. My photos for this challenge next year should be magnificent. Can’t wait! It’s early here for much show yet but we do have color changes and of course, plenty of opportunities to watch the leaves fall – which I did this afternoon – but without my camera. My Colors of Autumn photos are just that – colors – but not necessarily 🍂🍁🍂… I always welcome Autumn with much reverence for Mother Nature. 🧡💛🤎
Such intricate and beautiful little flowers and a favorite of mine. The Eastern Red Columbine is native to the eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada and Europe. This one is in my yard in north central Florida.
This photo was taken at Cedar Key, Florida on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It’s not the quality I wish it was, but I still like it for the composition which I caught on the fly while walking along the bridge on the way to a seafood dinner on Dock Street.