A Flower a Day

Goldenrod and Visitors

Golden-leaved goldenrod
Grass-leaved goldenrod

For a bonus today in our flower a day share there is a little wildlife included. These common grass-leaved goldenrod flowers fill the banks and roadsides with bright yellow. I don’t know what the flies find attractive about them but I guess every plant and flower is important to the ecosystem. Not an exotic flower, but a golden beauty in its own right. Celebrate the ordinary today, as the apparently ‘ordinary’ has a beauty all its own.

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Tree Mallow

Tree Mallow
Tree mallow

This tree mallow caught my attention a couple of days ago. It is one of the last flowers left at this time of year in a garden not far from a few ragged asters at the side of the road. The beauty of the flowers was in stark contrast to everything else around it that had succumbed to the frost. Although I was convinced that I would find no flowers left to photograph, I had brought my camera with me and got this for today’s ‘A Flower a Day’ share.

I was impatient for the winter to come and then go, but while I see the glorious leaves on the trees just before they fall, as well as this splash of colour on the mallow, I have decided that I love the motto ‘enjoy the moment’ and will do all that I can to do just that. So I wish you all the same joy in moments that we have now.

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Loosestrife

Loosestrife
Loosestrife

I think this is a garden loosestrife, but am not certain. So if someone knows it to be something else, please let me know. It reminds me of a white buddleia with its spray of tiny white flowers. Edit: I have since this post had a confirmation from a reader that this seems to be a gooseneck loosestrife. Thanks to John M.!

If you would like an autumn treat, please visit my post featuring our foliage and a rainbow – a sign of hope and a promise. I did not send out an email for this (one a day is quite enough) but it is on the site here for viewing: Autumn Leaves and Rainbow

These days of uncertainty often have small moments of beauty and pleasure and together they can add up to a day that is brighter than expected. I hope this is the case on your day. Happy Tuesday, my dear friends.

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Pink Radish Bud

Pink radish flower
Pink radish flower

I hope everyone is having a good Monday. Today’s flower is another focusing on the humble radish. Each tiny pink bud of this plant as it is poised to unfurl is so delicate, it’s hard to believe the intense heat of flavour that it grew from. I am wishing all my friends a week filled with similar beauty, warmth and colour through the days ahead.

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Allium Seed Head

Allium Seed Head
Allium seed head

I bet this surprised you! I hope it was a good surprise that you weren’t disappointed, as it isn’t a flower. It somehow reminds me of such things as ferris wheels and fun times. So please indulge me as it was a flower not long before …. just one step further on, the seed head from an allium. I wanted to give you a special treat today with a photograph that is just a bit different from my usual Flower a Day photographs. I hope that your day has a few moments of surprise that make it a happier one.

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White Hydrangea

White hydrangea
White hydrangea

There are so many varieties and colours of hydrangeas and I love them all! This white beauty with the purple buds was on a bush beside a tool store on an overcast windy day, sheltered by the wall and hidden in the foliage. In the brief still moments I took this photo to share with you all today. The details in it are delicious particularly where you can zoom in and see what appears to be a mini flower growing on one of the petals! Isn’t it lovely when tiny surprises, often in the brief still moments in our lives give us such pleasure? I hope your day holds such good surprises, large or small!

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Tansy

Tansy, Golden Buttons
Tansy, Golden Buttons

Today is a day for golden gifts! This is Tansy,, also known as Golden Buttons and by a few other less complimentary names, such as bitter buttons or cow bitter! A member of the Aster family, it grows wild here, looking quite nondescript until you take a closer look and see the beautifully designed fibonacci spirals in the tiny golden buttons at the top of the stiff green stalks. I hope that your day has some unexpected golden moments that you can treasure.

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Red Lantana

Lantana
Red Lantana

This beautiful Lantana gave me so much pleasure with its wonderful display this summer and it gives me just as much to share it with you today. We bought two this spring when we made our visit to the local garden centre Both little plants were full of tiny florettes of different colours above the dark green leaves. I had never seen one and it was love at first sight! It is a tropical plant and should be out of place in this anything but tropical country, but it put on a brave display (our summers are quite hot and I mulched it with pine needles).They are now quite large so obviously don’t mind their northern home. I have now dug both of them up and potted them to bring them indoors hoping that they survive the winter to bloom another year. Hope. That’s what this photo brings me and I am sending you the same sentiment as we all need it. I hope your day has a measure of such bright cheer.

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Dahlia in the Evening Sun

Dahlia in the evening sun
Dahlia in the evening sun

Today’s flower has to be something showy, almost flashy, with a lovely evening glow to warm the heart. Though this year’s dahlias are now being dug up for winter storage, this memory of one of our favourites is here to keep us all looking forward to a bright, sunny and warm time next year when these will once again bloom so cheerfully. I hope the warmth and light in this reaches the hearts of my friends wherever you may be.

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