I recently learned that there are 28 different species of goldenrod in Massachusetts alone, and a lot of them are blooming right around now. That’s so many. I’m beginning to be able to see some of the differences in growth habit, flower placement, and so on, but it’s hard!
There are also so many different kinds of asters. Too many, if you ask me. 😛
I like going through old nature photos from different parts of the past year. It reminds me that there’s something to see in nature in every season and every weather. There’s so much to look forward to. Spring ephemerals! Fall mushrooms and colored leaves! Winter ice formations and animal tracks in the snow!
Coastal Massachusetts is currently getting rain and wind, the fringes of what’s left of Hurricane Jose, minus most of its destructive power. The cool temperatures are very welcome, and I’m excited to go hiking later this week and see what fungus friends the added moisture has perked up.
I’m also planning to go walk on the beach tomorrow afternoon as the tide goes out and see if the storm has dredged up anything interesting. And if it doesn’t, well, the beach is always fun anyway.