Not a problem. It didn't spoil our enjoyment of the walk one whit. It's fruit and flower season; the paths were lined with all manner of goodies to exclaim over, to photograph. I've been sorting and id-ing our photos all evening.
For now, here are a few I couldn't identify, all from the same small patch. At the first crossroads, beside the log barrier, nestled in the grass is a mix of bright flowers, mostly tiny. The only ones I could name with any certainty were the forget-me-nots. But what are these?
|This was maybe 1/2 an inch across. Along the stem, there is a wilted one, with the beginnings of the seed, then a developing pod. In the background, upper left, another pod is already round and fat.|
|I love these. I can't find them anywhere.|
(It's funny how, when I Google "five petals yellow and white flower", I get a page full of pink flowers, flowers with three petals, with dozens of petals, red flowers, yellowish pears, and a woman in a turquoise dress. If I add "mauve" for the upper petals, the fourth photo turns out to be a red strawberry.)
This next was a tallish, red-stemmed plant; the flower buds were covered with fine, white hairs.
|Shape of the plant|
|Red, rosa mexicana, and a touch of white. Beautiful!|
|A mix of hairy stems, white flowers in a cluster (lower right), pink stars, deep pink flowers (not the same as the ones above), and a small wild poppy.|
I think this small patch must have been planted from a wild-flower mix; I don't think any of these are native, or even common invader plants. The rest of the ones we saw were; I'll post them tomorrow.