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Gone to Seed

Here's another of the photos we've taken of plants that have gone to seed. There's not much blooming anymore in our area due to the dry conditions we've experienced and the fact that the end of summer is near.

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Spotted Knapweed

I've been away from Ipernity for over a week because we were busy redoing the outside of our house. Friday and Saturday, the 17th and 18th my son-in-law and I tore the old roofing off in preparation for my son (a contractor) and three of his crew coming. They started Monday, the 20th and put a new roof on and new siding Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and finished with a new porch on Friday. In the meantime, my wife has been busy trying to eradicate some weeds from the lawn, both shown here. This is Sp…

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Teasel

These are considered an invasive and noxious weed in the USA , but they certainly are beautiful and the Goldfinches love the seeds in the winter. We try to keep them out of the yard since they are very prickly but they grow in the wild area next to the yard and we leave them there.

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Teasel

These are considered an invasive and noxious weed in the USA , but they certainly are beautiful and the Goldfinches love the seeds in the winter. We try to keep them out of the yard since they are very prickly but they grow in the wild area next to the yard and we leave them there.

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Teasel

These are considered an invasive and noxious weed in the USA , but they certainly are beautiful and the Goldfinches love the seeds in the winter. We try to keep them out of the yard since they are very prickly but they grow in the wild area next to the yard and we leave them there along with the flowers in the background, another noxious weed called Spotted Knapweed.

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Scotch Thistle

This is Scotch Thistle, an invasive and troublesome plant here. There are areas of our yard where the grandchildren cannot play because of it and my wife has spent a great deal of time trying to eradicate it.

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Sagebrush Mariposa Lily

This is Calochortus macrocarpus, the Sagebrush Mariposa Lily, photographed on the prairie near our home.

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Sagebrush Mariposa Lily

It is rather ironic that several weeks ago I had driven three or four hours and done some hiking to see these Sagebrush Mariposa Lilies and then my wife and I found them growing in the fields near our home. There are a number of species of Mariposa Lilies in Washington (another similar species is shown in the insets along with another photo of this species) and they are always a delight.

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Yellow Mountain Columbine

This photo was taken by my wife in Banff National Park in Alberta along the Grassi Lakes trail. We were in Canmore and hiked to Grassi Lakes looking for orchids and other wildflowers when she took this photo. The inset photo is mine and shows the Red Columbine, another beautiful native.
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