This Spring I planted from seeds a new flower called Rudbeckia Prairie Sun, a cousin of the Black-eyed Susan of yesteryear. It has started to bloom after only a few months, just like a Cosmos. Here are some shots of the stunning first bloom that eclipses all the Cosmos flowers in sheer beauty and vigor.
Black-Eyed Susans, like the cone flowers in the previous post, come in many colors. They also bloom at the same time as cone flowers, rivaling in beauty and splendor. The following photos were taken at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge near the town of Seneca Falls, NY.
Near the Brearley Oak that I posted about last fall, there is large piece of land owned by a major pharmaceutical company. The land has been left unused for the past 15 years, and much of the vegetation has reverted to its wild nature. Last week I went there to photograph the Brearley Oak with its full complement of leaves. However, the birds and flowers in the back of the oak were much more interesting.
The tree was filled with sounds of birds which nested there, and I am sure most of the sounds were warnings the birds sang about my intrusion into their domain. Here’s a robin perched on a branch of the oak.
As I walked along a jogging path near the oak, I saw many flowers, some familiar, and others I can’t name.