Sunday, October 13, 2019

Purple flower/weeds

Today has been a lazy Sunday. We walked this morning and for the first time, it was cool enough for sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt. The walk was delightful.

One of my chores today was to pack back my summer clothes and unpack my winter ones. We will have more warm weather, but a change is in the air.

This afternoon, I had to run to the drug store to pick up eyedrops for Jilda. Her contacts have been dealing her fits, so the doc called in some meds to help.

On the way home, I stopped by the forks fo the river. When I pulled up to the water's edge at the boat launch, a rafter of turkey flew from the fork across the river. I wish I'd had my camera ready, but by the time I got it out of the bag, they were long gone.

When I stepped up to the edge, I saw a blue heron on a dead tree that has about 15 feet above the water.

I snapped several pictures as the bird observed me curiously.  Clumps of purple flowers/weeds near the edge of the water caught my eye and I snapped a few frames of them. I did a Google search but I couldn't find any that looked like these so, for now, they will be purple flower/weeds.


  1. A rafter of turkey - new group name to me. I love heron and the one who waiting for sharing stands out against background of dense trees.
    Thanks Rick.


  2. Simply lovely - both photos and many thanks.

  3. The purple flower weeds are very eye catching and beautiful. The Blue Heron is not the prettiest bird but I have seen a few around here. They are so tall with their long legs. One flew into the electrical wires by our house and was electrocuted and fell in the neighbour's yard one year when we were having a corn boil for the whole neighbourhood in our own backyard one night. After that the only light we had was the fire in the fire-pit.

    Hugs, Julia

  4. Very good shot of the patient fisherman. Love the color to add to fall.
    Sherry & jack

  5. Some weeds are beautiful like the ones you pictured. It's fine line when it comes to flowers and weeds. Both are very appealing to the eye.

  6. What amazing parts of creation.

    I used to read your posts regularly, but you never read mine and made a comment. So, I will check in on you now and then.

    1. I’m sorry Susan, I’ve been a slacker blog buddy.
      It is my intention to do a better job with all my cyber friends.


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