Saturday, October 10, 2020


The wild sunflowers in the top photo make a lovely splash of color along the roadsides at this time of the year. 

We also see the purple and blue flowers of wild asters, lobelias and liatris blooming in the woods.

Native asters:  

Wild blue lobelia

Fritillary butterfly on a native liatris flower.

 A seasonal special is ripe native persimmons. The fruit ripens over several months, is easy to pick, and can be used to flavor delicious muffins or persimmon bread. This composite picture shows orange persimmons on the tree, ripe fruit in a blue bowl, and a dish of persimmon muffins.