Saturday, August 16, 2008

GoldenRod Full Moon

As mentioned yesterday, the goldenrods began to bloom. But it was getting towards dusk and a little dark for a decent photograph. I waited until this morning and took the dog for a walk. It was only 50 degrees, a bit cool for this time of the year, but sunny.
In several weeks, the golden rods will put on quite the golden-yellow display; the wild honey bees really are attracted to them. Grabbed a photo of some of the Joe Pye weed too; the monarch butterflies are usually all over these but not this morning. Maybe a tab too early and chilly for them.
The moon was brilliant last night; tonight is the official full moon.