Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The Side of the Road
Yesterday we took a ride Downtown to "dine" at one of our favorites along the Detroit River (Sindbad's). I saw all these Plants/Wildflowers along the entrance Ramps to the Expressway and in the fields along the way. The Sumac is ripening and will turn beautiful shades of Red and Yellow in the Fall. The Thistle is still Green, and there are many stands of it on the roadsides. People like to "dry" these for Vases and different arrangements. In the wet areas, the Cattails are showing up and there is LooseStrife (purple) growing in front of it.....this plant is VERY invasive and is not desirable to let it go.....it takes over wet areas big-time! But it's pretty.