Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Late Summer

It seems like magic that as soon as Labor Day comes and goes, the landscape changes. I am guessing that this yellow flower is some sort of sunflower, but I really don't know. These are popping up everywhere in the native tallgrass areas just beyond my back lawn.

This fuzzy purple flower has been blooming for a couple of weeks. Any guesses as to what it might be? Is it one of those pretty flowers that is really an invasive weed that I don't want in my yard? These remind me of those Hostess Snowballs with marshmallow centers (and I don't even like those things)!

Maybe I need a wildflower book. Or I could google "KS wildflowers". Googling is the answer for everything these days! 

I had to add a blanket to the bed last night. The remnants of Gustav are blowing through here in a completely different direction than our normal wind and rain. 

I won't bore you with another picture of Stardust progress, but I am almost finished with the left front of DD's cardigan. The right front and sleeves are all that's left. Eeesh - that still seems like a lot! I hope I have enough yarn. 

Happy knitting!


Wool Winder said...

The purple flower is thistle. You don't want them growing in your yard. And yes, many people think of them as a pesky weed, but I happen to love them.

Cindy G said...

Love the sunflower photo. They are so darned cheerful.