This morning, we are returning to the walking path that runs by the Large, Ugly Apartments, the traversal of which can absolutely be construed as a big, nose-thumbing neener-neener-neener
At this time of year, the flora can change from week to week. The human female and Sigyn are hoping for different flowers than we saw last time.
The thistles are in full, fluffy bloom and, to quote my beloved, “really, really dangle-worthy!”
Look at her! It never ceases to amaze me how she can hang upside down so soon after breakfast without revisiting her toast.
Having a little post-dangle rest in a patch of yellow evening primroses that are cousins to the big pink ones in the lawn.
The squeaky noise you hear is my sweetie exclaiming over these tiny blue vetch flowers.
Great Frigga’s hairpins! What is this one? The tiny flowers are in tight little bunches, and the fruits are covered with little prickles. It looks as if it would love to latch onto someone’s socks! Eeeeevil, and I like it! But be careful that you do not get any caught in your hair, my love.
The human female says it is something non-native called “knotted hedge parsley.” I think she has a device somewhere with little spinners—spin them and it generates random strings of botanical nonsense. It’s the only thing that makes sense.
This is its equally foreign, equally huggy cousin, regular hedge-parsley.
Ah! Spiderworts! A perennial favorite. (Literally—they’re perennial.)
They’re a marvelous, clear color that almost makes me prefer blue over green. Almost.
Hey, Sigyn! I know it’s not exactly the same, but look–it’s a lot like your last year’s All Hallow’s Eve costume!
Red and yellow together. Sigyn thinks it doesn’t get much better than this!
This is a very fine path indeed. We have yet to traverse it to its end. The humans have a theory that, if followed to its conclusion, it would come out behind the houses not too far from our residence. Perhaps today we shall put on our Intrepid Traveler hats and see where it goes.
Thirty feet beyond the end of the pavement:
Or maybe not.