Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Highbanks in Bloom
There are plenty of interesting flowers blooming in the fall. Some plants grow all year and don't flower until very late. Why are we so fascinated by flowers? Is it because they bear fruit? Because they represent new life? I'm not sure, but we as humans certainly have an innate attraction to them.
To make this an educational post, I have marked one of the photos with a question mark below the image. Whoever (or is it whomever?) guesses correctly the genus of this plant, common name or scientific name (both would really be impressive) wins the very unofficial "Botanist of the Day" award, which I have just made up. Good luck. Tomorrow, I wrap up our highbanks series before we are off to Maine on Friday. And, don't forget the major announcement as well.