The animals have been elusive in my usual places the last few times I have been to them. I guess I deserve that for teasing my favorite geese. Since I was having no luck I decided to go out to the meadow and collect some good pictures of some of the best flowers I could find there.
I don't know what most of these flowers are, but I know the first one. It is called Butterfly Weed, and it is a kind of milkweed plant. Look at the fangs on those tiny flowers! Despite the fangs, the bugs seem to love this plant.
There was a yellow bird in that meadow that liked these flowers as much as I do, but it also liked teasing me and playing hide and seek. I never did get a good picture of that bird even though I chased it all the way across the meadow.
These yellow flowers seem to me as if they would be the main flowers in the meadow, but they are almost lost among some of the others. They seem almost common compared to the fiery beauty of the next one, but I still like this one very much.
These are scattered among the other flowers, and you have to really search to find them. I don't know if they are just another deeper color of another flower, but I love the way they resemble fire. I tried to find one with a little more yellow at the tips, but the meadow is big and I lost them while I was chasing that sneaky little bird.
These pink flowers are the ones that dominate the meadow. They seem to be everywhere! You could walk every few feet and find an excellent specimen. I picked this flower specifically because I liked the look of it from where I happened to be standing.
This one is called Goldenrod. Most of you in my part of the world already know this, but maybe some of you that live farther away are just learning it. And for somebody who is new to flower appreciation, like myself, matching the name with the flower is a new adventure. I have some closeups of this flower, but trust me, you don't want to see those blurry photos.
There are more flowers in this meadow, but I'll save them for another time. In the meantime, try out my Poll at the top of the sidebar. It's quick and anonymous. I really want my new polls to be a success, and there's only a few days left for this one. I'll have a new one up when it's finished. I'll try to make them more interesting each time.
That's it for now.