August 31, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: Late August Fen

late summer with insets
Late August Fen
[Insets, L to R: Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis), Joe-Pye Weed (Eutrochium maculatum),
Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Sweet Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia subtomentosa)]

midsummer insets
July Fen
[Insets, L to R: Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Sawtooth Sunflower (Helianthus grosseserratus),
Virginia Mountain Mint (Pycnanthemum virginianum), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya)]

spring insets
May Fen
[Insets, L to R: Wood Betony (Pedicularis canadensis), Wild Strawberry (Fragaria virginiana), Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea)]

winter
January Fen

16 comments:

  1. It's interesting to see how the area evolves during the course of the year - and it's a revelation to see how great it looks in August when my own garden is in the dumps.

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    1. Yes, it is fascinating, because I forget some of the details if I don't have the images in front of me. The fen/prairie plants really lift the height of the scene. It will be interesting to compare the fall view, too.

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  2. I spy some of my favorites, Goldenrod and Black Eyed Susan.
    :-)

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    1. Oh, I know; I love those, too. And they love the fen and the prairies around here. :)

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  3. Totally love how you have formatted this post. Hey! Spotted Joe Pye Weed showed up this year right here on my land! I was so thrilled. Just the one, so far.

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    1. Yay for you! Thanks for your kind comment. I find it fascinating and fun to compare the same location over the course of the year to document the seasonal changes. :)

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  4. Wow, still plenty of color. Thanks for sharing (I'm a Joe Pye weed fan).

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    1. Oh, yes, lots of color...probably more now than earlier in the summer. Soon the leaves on the trees will add more. :)

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  5. the detailed overlay brings the Fen up close for your readers - a lovely idea. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you, Laura. So many fun plants, so I'm only highlighting a few each time.

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  6. That's a wonderful series of photos!

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    1. Thank you! We visit the fen one or two times per week (it's adjacent to a lightly used dog hiking path). I think of it as a wonderfully magical, underappreciated place.

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  7. I love how you set this up Beth ! I also appreciate the naming of plants to confirm if I can actually remember them too ! LOL
    The contrast with the winter photo is perfect ... it actually made me smile because I am tired of summer and so behind in garden chores! LOL

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    1. Thanks. :) It's been fun to compare the same location over the seasons, for a couple of years now. I feel the winters are too long here, but they do help us appreciate the color of the other seasons.

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  8. Endlessly fascinating to scroll up and down thru those photos!

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    1. Yes, it's interesting because we live through the dramatic seasonal changes every year, but when we're in the middle of a season it's hard to fully "feel" the moods of others. Having photos of the same spot in different seasons helps keep it in perspective.

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