(Only those of you with enough roundtrips under your belt will get the title reference ... without googling)
Last night, we had intense rainfall as that storm system flowed across Pure Florida. Looks like a couple inches of rainfall, so the nervous pondlings may get a slight reprieve from dessication.
Today is absolutely fabulous with 60 F temps, a brisk wind, and sparkling blue skies. I'm outta here as soon as I finish this post!
Fall is our best wildflower season. Everything is rushing to bloom and reproduce while there's still time. Sometimes, this results in very spectacular flashy scenery, but sometimes the beauty is more subtle.
I wandered around the backside of my place a few days ago and found some very tiny flowers that fall in the subtle category ... because of their size ... not their effort.
This post will demonstrate that I don't know the names for all of the many wildflowers that bloom on my own piece of Pure Florida. It will also demonstrate that I invest only a minimal amount of time seeking the answer to those identity questions. The answer will come in good time.
Could this be an aster? In a quick looksee through "Florida Wildflowers and Roadside Plants" by Bell and Taylor, that seemed a possibility.
Not sure who it is, but it's definitely minutely bold and beautiful.
This one I know and it's a favorite. SophieMae has a much more spectacular photo of Blue Curls that travels with her comments. Tiny and easily missed, blue curl blossoms are just amazing. They are so tiny, it makes me wonder who visits here to do the pollinating? It would have to be a tiny insect just to make a landing without crushing the blossom ... I think.
This is another one I don't know for sure, but a type of Hyssop in the field guide was similar. I didn't photograph the foliage ...duh ... that would have helped.
The photo above is not a flower, but seeds of a tall bunch grass that are ready to drift off and get things started all over again.
My fingers are in all of these shots just for a size reference. I wanted you to get a sense of the smallness of these blossoms.
You could identify me if you had access to the FBI fingerprint files.
I'm in the database.