It has been a little rainy recently, and the human female has been busy, so we haven’t had the chance to go for a good walk very often. But today is bright and shiny and breezy and chilly, and there’s nothing that can keep the human female and me indoors! We’re exploring what Loki calls the “Neener Walk” today.
The flowers are almost all gone, and the fall color has faded or blown away. What’s left?
IT’S POOF SEASON!
A lot of the plants around here make fluff when they go to seed. I want to hug them all!
The goldenrod stalks are still pointy on top, they’re just not golden anymore.
Hug, hug, hug, hug!
The late-flowering thoroughwort is a little pricklier, but still a treat to nestle in.
Hee hee hee! It’s breezy enough that my bed is swaying! The asters are low to the ground and would be less likely to make someone seasick.
Oh, wait, this patch is even better!
Achoo! I sniffed up a little fluff there! Always a hazard of a walk this time of year.
Dandelions are mostly spring things, but you can find them in the fall and winter here too. Always time for making wishes!
It’s not just the daisy family things that have gone fuzzy, the grasses have been busy too! The silver bluestem won’t hold still for a photo, but it’s definitely puffy.
Little bluestem is a bit less floofy, but there is more of it. It used to be one of the main prairie grasses from south Texas all the way up into Canada, but there isn’t much prairie left.
The dry foliage is a nice, coppery color, don’t you think? The new shoots in spring will be blue-green.
I think the Grand Floof Prize goes to bushy bluestem! If you hug just one plant, it should be this one.
It’s so windy today. If I hang on tight, I bet I could get a ride! Back…
..and back again, over and over!
Whee! My walking buddy is making a little movie!
Oh, this walk was such fun! You should definitely go on a walk and see if you can find some fluff of your own!