This plant started growing in my yard next to my Dahlia this Spring. I have no idea what it is, and assume the wind, a bee, or a bird brought the seed which took root. It has broad leafy branches and these tiny little flowers grow on stalks.
It’s quite bushy.
Anyone know what it is?
Nikon Df| LensBaby Composer Pro w/Soft Focus Optic & macro converters| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film; CS6
More to come…
UPDATE: Thank you so much Andy of Christian Grandfather, Honoring Grandfather’s Blog for Identifying this plant as Pokeweed.
It’s not native to my area/region. I’m going to have yank it since it’s poisonous, and I have a toddler, and dog who will find its berries too tempting I fear.
I didn’t venture too far for this image; just down the street. In hindsight I should have sought higher ground. Venus was setting fast and if I had been higher I might have been able to photograph longer ,so that Jupiter would have been brighter. Live and learn!
I do like the way the Moon looks, and am pleased I didn’t blow it out. 🙂
Jupiter is that teeny tiny white dot above and to the right of Venus which is the bright star next to the New Moon.
Nikon Df| AF-D 105mm f2.8@ f/10| 0.3sec| ISO 400| Manual Priority| Manual Focus| Tripod| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film| CS6
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He-Man and I have been hiking every week-end together since his Dr. and Therapist gave him the okay after he ruptured his Patella Tendon and had surgery last November. He’s really come a long way.
Today he was up for hiking the steepest, and longest hike since he was given the okay.
We gained about 1000 ft in elevation and hiked just about 5 miles. Here are several images I made along the hike.
All were taken with my iPhone 5 and developed in Photoshop CS6
Hiker’s Foe…Poison Oak
Rain Clouds in the Southeast….
<Moffett Field Historic Hangers
An unidentified wildflower…or not
Garrod Pond…when we take #1 Grandson on Pony Rides it’s at this stable, and pond that the guides walk him. I love seeing how excited he is walking the Ponies around this pond looking at birds/ in the trees for birds, and looking for ducks in the pond. His Mother says I am influencing his interests. I can’t say I’m totally innocent or sans motive! If I am able to influence him to love nature, an his environment then I think I can take a back seat and let the young lead.
I OT: I offer no excuses I love being a Grandma, and I’m really glad that I’m able to keep hiking, moving my legs, and hope that I am able to for many years to come! I hear the secret to living a long happy, active life is keeping the legs moving.
I am going to try my best to keep moving…uphill! The reward is going home down hill all the way baby! 🙂