The trails this time of year are bordered with wildflowers which always catch my eye. As the weeks go by, the succession of plants makes any trail look new. I always stop and take in the wild beauty along the way which makes any walk slower. However, these moments of beauty give even the most familiar places, an element of surprise and wonder.
Part of the parking lot near the boardwalk has a natural border of Spreading Dogbane now. It is such a welcoming sight.
St. John’s Wort is blooming along the trails now
and Ox-eye Daisies are always appealing.
Queen Ann’s Lace is beginning its tenure
as well as wild roses.
Bindweed always surprises me with its pretty bloom but I wouldn’t want it in my garden. It is an invasive species and is notoriously difficult to eliminate.
The areas with combinations of wild beauty competing for position along a trail are among my favourite places.
Vetch and purple clover join many wild floral scenes.
There are over two months of this wild beauty left along the trails. I look forward to it!