Monday, August 01, 2005

Purple Loosestrife


I meant to post this the other day when I uploaded two other photos from our bicycle rides, but I lost my place as I am often wont to do, don't you know.


Near the end of the trail (coming home that is) we pass this field which, at the moment, is rather resplendent with rows of Purple Loosestrife alternating with rows of Queen Anne's Lace. There is a lot of worry about the spread of Loosestrife and its potential to overtake native species, or at least this concern existed several years ago. Still, it looks rather striking. Pretty as a picture so to speak.


 

4 comments:

k8 said...

love queen anne's lace...when we were little we though it was so cool when mom let us pick it and put it in water with food coloring to make a rainbow bouquet!

SquirrleyMojo said...

wow--v nice

Ginger said...

Oh, that is stunning. I always have a hard time getting wildflowers to show up well in my pictures. You have captured this so nicely!

Heather said...

Lovely! Yeah, it makes me a little sad that purple loosestrife has such a bad rap when it makes for such a pretty road-side picture.