The wildflowers we had in the spring are gone. We’ll probably have a few more in the fall, but for now things are looking pretty bleak.
At least I thought they were bleak.
But there have been some really strange things showing up on my trails lately.
Like the pink flower in my trail’s parking lot.
I’ve never seen anything like it before.
It almost looks like a miniature firework that burst on the ground and never made it into the air.
I wonder what kind of flower this is – or if I’ll see any more of them.
I might have to get my person to search it out on the internet. Sometimes she finds the names of plants on my trails there.
This pink flower isn’t the only strange plant I’ve found on my trails lately.
Some plants must really like the heat of summer.
I haven’t figured out though if this other thing is a flower or a fruit.
I found it growing on a bush, right next to the trail.
I wonder what kind of bush the internet would say this is.