Here are some close-ups of the flowers we found on our walk.
This is a picture of our neighbors adjoining field. They have different things blooming, goldenrod and what looks like a deep purple butterfly plant. I don't think they keep their field mowed as much as we do ours. But since we don't have a big tractor, we have to keep up with it or else it is impossible to take care of. Although the meadow look has it's merits, and we may end up keeping it more meadow-like, with some paths cut through for walking.
Just yesterday, Gail put a name to this bug for me. Yes, it's the Milk Weed Bug, on a Milk Weed Seed pod.
One cosmos of just a few which have bloomed in my new wildflower area I was trying to establish this year. I'll work on it more next year.
Thanks for joining us on our walk. I hope you enjoyed it.