This is one of the day lilies in our yard..I have not taken pics of the yellow ones and they have been blooming for over a week. I did not notice the insect till I downloaded the pic or I would have taken a pic focused on it.
I think I have photographed this before. Happy One I identified the Long haired sedge the other day by using Plant Snap app. That reminded me that I had downloaded it on my phone. So I had to finish registering. Then snapped this photo to identify it. It took three tries, and I had to switch to this photo. But soon as I switched to it, it got it right the first time.
I first used the following photo to try to identify it:
I think the leaves in the background confused the app.
The first photo is usually what I think of when I think of thistle blooms...and I think they are just beautiful.
Driving on down the road out of the corner of my eye I caught this one. I just stopped, backed up, turned the car off and rolled down my window. It was a totally lucky shot as the background is an old rundown two story house that has all these shade trees. Who would have thought that dark background was natural.
I did not notice the critter on the right side till I downloaded the pics.
This delicate grass grows along a busy road over in Illinois....in some stretches it is a long stretch of it and in the right light it is gorgeous. But I have never been able to take a pick of it. At the most, it most it is about 10 inches tall. This was at the strip pit area...it is just here and there out there.
This is was taken two or three evenings ago...it is the summer version of On and on and on...to my eye it is not as appealing. It is not bad...and I would probably like it better if it were right before or right after a storm.
And this is the version looking the other way, which is south. This off to the side was the most effective way to take the shot. The first pair of poles is quite a bit farther away than the pair looking north.