Saturday, September 23, 2017

Nature Saves Some of Her Best For Last!

Our wildflower season approaches its close in a blaze of glory!  Could any other flower rival our gorgeous New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae) for the vivid purple of its ray flowers?

Or compete for radiance with the spectacular gold of Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), our last sunflower to open its bright-yellow blooms?

I'm not the only creature drawn to these beautiful flowers.

A Monarch Butterfly feasts on the nectar of New England Asters:

A Candy-striped Leafhopper rests on a Jerusalem Artichoke's bloom.

So much color is ours to enjoy, and soon these flowers will be joined by the gorgeous autumn leaves.  Be sure to get outdoors to feast on this glorious season.


The Furry Gnome said...

That first picture is just gorgeous!

threecollie said...

Wonderful photos! What a fine autumn we are having after such a not-so-special summer!