October 19, 2022

Wordless Wednesday: October Fen

autumn insets
Mid-October Fen
[Insets, L to R: New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae), Velvety Goldenrod (Solidago mollis),
Small White Aster (Symphyotrichum racemosum), Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia)]

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

20 comments:

  1. What a great series. Living in the Upper Midwest, we know these changes. But it is a great education for those who garden elsewhere.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Yes, we certainly have the extremes. I know some folks who've come here in the summer have been surprised by how warm/hot it can be. And we certainly have cold winters. The plant palette because of the weather and the geography is interesting, too.

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  2. I've probably said this before but this is a great approach to showing both the diversity of plants in that area and how it changes across the seasons. It's beautiful in every one, Beth!

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    1. Thanks, Kris. Yes, we definitely get the extremes. The plants are fascinating, too. I'm pretty happy living here, except in late winter, which tends to drag on...

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  3. Ditto the two previous posters--they said it much better than I could!

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    1. It's an interesting place to live and observe seasonal changes. :)

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  4. You do a fine job of showcasing both the plants and their seasons. I enjoy these posts Well done, Beth!

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    1. Thanks, Tina. Though I've lived here, or near here, for most of my life, seeing the same scene over the course of months and seasons fascinates me, too. This would be true for any location that changes over the course of a year. :)

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  5. I enjoy how you create these posts Beth. Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you, Carla. It has been fun to document the fen throughout the year. :)

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  6. Beth this is a wonderful way to set your post photos up !
    To be able to watch this area change over the seasons, it eye candy indeed .. and even more some how ..I'm blocked in to my little garden world here, but you have open sky and a vast area such a wonderful treat to watch ! I think I learn more the way this is set up .. it sets easily in the brain ? LOL .. ID'ing plants that is .. Great post !

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    1. Yes, it's interesting how it gives me an even great appreciation for this little favorite spot. While we remember the seasons, it's nice to actually have photos of the nearly exact spot throughout all the seasons of the year.

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  7. Lovely wildflowers!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lea. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Enjoy your weekend, too. :)

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  8. That's a great way to show progression. I've been photographing a fen near our cottage on Lake Muskoka north of Toronto for years, with a lot of video. I usually just stop the car and stand along the road, since it is mostly aquatic with moving water... you can't really get "into" it. One of these days, I'll do a blog. You've inspired me! :)

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    1. Thanks, Janet. Fens are special, aren't they? ...because they're somewhat rare and unique and quaint and...magical. It's hard to convey the wetland aspects of this fen, because the hiking trails only follow the perimeter on two sides. There's a river in there about halfway from the trail (where I was standing) to the lake off in the distance. Special place. :)

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  9. Great post Beth and I enjoyed how you have creatively arranged what is blooming throughout the seasons. Each view is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Lee. :) It's fun to reflect on the same location throughout the seasons. And photos help me to remember the nuances.

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    1. Thanks, Diana. It's fun to follow the same location through the seasons.

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