That's an odd name, isn't it? Pilewort, Erechtites hieraciifolia, distilled to its essential oil, is used to treat hemorrhoids. So, I guess it makes sense. But why it has a synonym of Fireweed might make me feel a bit concerned about its application...
Going in another direction, here's a glimpse of a dragonfly in action. It's my first try at macro movie making, slow motion editing, and working with Vimeo.
On Sunday I sadly bid goodbye to my fine neighbors, Jim and Jill. Long time readers will remember Jim--he helped me get maple blossoms shots back in early spring. Best of luck in your new home, folks. You've been great neighbors! :-)
And lastly, this weekend for a real treat I visited a couple of botanical art exhibits:
NESBA Flowers Of Summer
Sarah Roche at Paul Pratt Memorial Library
I am a huge fan of botanical art and am so amazed by the work of artists. For interested locals, both exhibits are running through the month of August.