Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wildflowers on the MoPac
Today I am sharing photos of wildflowers I snapped on a bike ride on the MoPac East Trail near Lincoln, Nebraska. The wild roses were nearly out of season, but I found a few hidden in the grass.
Wild daisies were still in full bloom, but so were these dainty look-alikes:
These pretty little purple flowers were growing up the wall of a giant culvert we call "the tunnel" -- about 4.1 miles from the trail head:
This unusual plant was in full bloom all along the trail. I have no idea what it is, but it reminds me a little of Lotta Jonsdatter's fabric (my fellow fabric addicts will know what I mean):
And finally, there is a noxious weed -- a thistle. But as much of a nuisance it is to farmers and County Weed Boards, I love its vibrant purple color:
That's all for today. I'm heading off to the Lincoln Children's Zoo with the three grandsons.
LeAnn aka pasqueflower