The road out front of the manor is lined with all sorts of stuff this time of year. Some of it blooms, some doesn’t, and the economy sucks enough to keep the county from mowing everything down…
Queen Anne’s Lace:
They caught my eye because they look like giant snowflakes. Seeing as it’s mid-July on Planet Georgia, I found the notion highly entertaining. I described them to my dad over the phone, and he nailed the ID for me (thanks Dad!). It’s actually a wild carrot, a European invasive, and the ancestor of our domestic carrots. According to Gardening When It Counts, we’ve only been breeding carrots for a few centuries so they’ll readily cross-pollinate with their wild ancestors. I’ll dig up a couple tomorrow for pictorial purposes.
The clover is actually a couple weeks past its prime, like the blackberries. But there are still the occasional displays to add color to the roadside.
Most of the rest of these are just flower-weeds to me… if anyone wants to ID them, feel free!
This sort of resembles a butterfly bush, but no butterfly bush stays below 2 feet high and is flame red like this:
I’ve never seen this before; I figure the drought is keeping the grass low enough to let it show off.
I happened to catch a glimpse of this WTFlower, tucked behind a bush, about four feet off the ground and about three inches across. I had my iPhone with me at the time; by the time I got back with the Big Gun (aka Canon), it had closed up:
It’s funky enough that I wouldn’t mind having a few around the manor.
We actually got a little rain today, so I didn’t have to worry about watering anything. The kudzu was already washed and waxed:
Another invasive that thinks Planet Georgia is just, um, peachy.
Shortly afterwards, I started getting rained on myself, so I tucked the Big Gun in my shirt and stepped it up back toward the manor. Am I complaining about getting wet? No way! (Well, I would have been happier without having to worry about the camera, but whatever.) An interesting way to start a two-week vacation…