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What I Saw On My Walk Down the Road: Joe Pye Weed

It’s everywhere here and attracts butterflies like a magnet.  A flowering plant in the sunflower family, Joe Pye Weed is native to the eastern United States and Canada. 69 more words


Joe Pye Weed

Thought I’d leap by to show you this native Joe Pye Weed in full bloom.

Imagine how many bitty flowers there are on those wildflowers!

Backyard Habitat

Decorating for Autumn

We often collect wild flowers from the roadsides when we don’t have sufficient bloom in our own yard to decorate the rooms in our house. A couple of weeks ago we were on a flower-gathering expedition when we came to a convenient pullout where Harrison County 25 meets WV 98. 79 more words

Clarksburg Tales

Wild Places

I have been thinking about wild places lately and by that I don’t mean the wilderness that surrounds me just steps from my gardens. I am thinking more about those untended places that grow scrub grasses and bushes. 417 more words

Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum) near the old Buckhannon Run school, in Buckhannon Run, Lewis County, West Virginia, 6 August 2017.

Perhaps not as vibrant as Ironweed, but still a major bee and butterfly attractor.


Of Velvety Wings and Blowzy Embracing

“Often a butterfly stopped to rest there.

Then Laura watched the velvety wings…”

On the Banks of Plum Creek – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Like the young Laura Ingalls of the Little House books, I watch the “velvety wings” of butterflies. 432 more words


Summer Nature Walk (Learning to Rest and Gearing Up for Foraging)

This weekend I went for a walk. Is that odd? No! But I was blessedly alone. Which is odd. I am never alone.

I’m learning that I do need alone time and relax time to thrive. 696 more words