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Monday, July 28, 2014

Meadows and a Muff

The caterpillars are completely out of leaves to munch on this milkweed plant. They seem to have formed a furry muff around the stem and are parked. Will all of these break through to the next instar? No change all day.

milkweed tussock moth caterpillars

It's not that I'm bored with the caterpillars, but there are so many other fun and pretty things going on, that I'm going to add more to this. These pictures have been taken over the past month or so. I love it when there is a diversity of flowers blooming at one time, in a meadow or on a hill, so you get a nice display of color.

The first one is from June, with viper's bugloss, daisies, and hawkweed.

summer flowers

Earlier this month (and still all blooming) are sweet peas and birdseye trefoil.

summer flowers

Taken just a few days ago, we have hairy vetch, spotted knapweed, peppergrass, and bouncing bet (soapwort), with a field of potatoes in bloom in the background.

summer flowers

I just like all the color!

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Rick (Ratty) said...

Your pictures make me want to explore similar sights I have around here.

Ann said...

you found a nice variety of color in the wild flowers.

Secondary Roads said...

Those colors are nice. We've left the milkweed and Queen Ann's lace to "round out" our flower garden.

The Furry Gnome said...

Very similar fields, roadsides and meadows Round here.