Summer flower season is now upon us and I really like this time of year and the flowers that are produced. We see lots of these flowers along our roadside, wild grown flower beds with large spots filled with color. Some of these flowers were found along the stream side of French Creek within feet of each other. Stream sides collect air born seeds and these save seeds along their banks and the flora is really diverse.
Summer flowers seem to attract a lot more insects also. Milkweed is like the New York City of flowers with tons of different insects all enjoying the pollen. Beebalm amd Queen Anne's Lace attract hummingbirds, butterflies, flys, bees and beetles.
I like all flowers, from the smallest to the biggest but summer flowers seem to be the ones I go out to find the most. I never know when I will see a new insect on one of these summer flowers pop up in a new place.
I know a place near this creek that grows Turks Cap Lillies, they should be in bloom and I plan to look for them this weekend. This wild lilly is the most beautiful one I have ever seen. it puts domestic lillies to shame. I hope I can get some photos to show you.
The weather is nice, cool breeze and sunny. I plan to do some hiking soon now that the weather is back to normal here. We had a bad wind storm and thunder showers on Tuesdayn ihgt. We got an inch and a half of rain which was good since we are down an inch or so in our rain total.