As you get closer to town there is more art. This is a fun one of sunflowers
Of course, a village on a lake that is connected to Lake Michigan is going to have a marina, and they are always good for a picture or two.
I made it to one of the larger community gardens maintained by the garden club before I had to turn around. There is this butterfly with stained glass wings!
And the garden has lovely plantings.
I'm not positive which Oenothera this is, but it's one of the evening primroses. There are a number of garden cultivars. THe flowers were almost 3" across.
And here's my mystery plant. At least it was a mystery, but I think I have it figured out. It's one of the Beardtongues, a Penstemon. Since most of them prefer dry prairie environments, but this one was in a wetland, that helps narrow things down. The insides of the flowers aren't particularly striped, but I think it is Foxglove Beardtongue, Penstemon digitalis.
In other news: It was beastly hot and humid. That took a lot out of me, but now it's cooling down and I'm finishing up getting ready to leave tomorrow. I did average sales today, but combined with yesterday, I did well!
Hart Montague Rail Trail, Muskegon Co, MI, through downtown and back 3+ miles
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