Welcome to the last Blooming Friday post of September. The dragonflies are still active and I've been lucky to spot one I hadn't seen before. This is the female Pied Paddy Skimmer/ Neurothemis tullia. The male has pronounced black and white wings but I think this one looks striking too!
One of my favourite wildflowers happens to be the Porterweed. I helped myself to some from the wayside and they have just started to bloom. Mine is the blue variety. Since they attract pollinators and are a host plant for butterflies they will now be staples in my garden. Also, I've read that the blue-banded bees are drawn to blue and purple flowers. There's much to look forward to:)
Growing on the edges of roads are these creepers with white blooms. The blooms close at mid-day. I don't know the name but they sure look good!
Another variety from the waysides are these eye-catching blooms. These two photos were taken in April. I'm glad today's post is about wildflowers or else these photos might not have been posted. So thank you, Katarina.
For more posts on what kind of wildflowers are blooming across the planet now, please visit Katarina at Roses And Stuff.
Thank you for stopping by. I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau