|Spotted Horsemint, also known as Bee-Balm|
|God's Bouquet: Beautyberry and Spotted Horsemint with a trail of wild grapevine surrounding it.|
|Ever hear about "paw-paws"? These are wild paw-paw fruits...almost ripe and ready for the wild animals to enjoy. They are edible for humans too, but these aren't really big enough to get much out of. They have large seeds.|
|Close up of the Beauty Berries. The birds, deer, and bears will enjoy these soon. It is also an edible weed, but very tart, and not recommended. It can be made into a natural insect repellent!|
|Not a weed! This is one of my beautiful Don Juan Roses blooming in our Memorial Garden. It smells divine.Click HERE for more about the significance of the Memorial Garden|
|Goldenrod is starting to bloom everywhere I look...|
|This is wild sumac...the blossom will turn into red berries that the birds love. We have a lot of this growing around us here in the forest. I consider it to be a natural bird feeder! The Cardinals and Catbirds seems to love the berries.|
|Here is a red-bellied woodpecker pecking away at this old dead tree. Last year the woodpeckers had built quite a nice nest in this tree and then a storm came along and blew the top off, leaving them exposed to the elements! So they just moved to another tree the same day!For more about THAT story, click HERE|
|This is one of our beautiful mama deer in our neighborhood. She was looking at her fawn, to make sure she was safe since I was hanging around. For more about THIS story, click HERE|
She was just fine...
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