Sunday, August 23, 2009

Black-eyed Susan

Here's the Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta. They grow sparsely in a few select spots around the lake...

... although I did find a field full of these with daisies and wild carrots.

Towards the north end of the lake, I ran across a little group already gone by.


  1. Hard to believe that the summer flowers are already beginning to fade... our swamp maples are already bright red and even some of those have already "gone by"! Love the brown speckles on the yellow petals in the second photo.
    I'll be back next weekend- we're off to our annual family gathering- hope your week is full of good things,

  2. Your thoughts on summer's end are most timely. Tomorrow's post "Signs of Change" looks at just that.

    As I was first to announce change last Spring, it's now your turn to first see the transformations.

    Wishing you fun times with your family, Gretchen.

    Take care,

    -- John