I love to walk early in the morning. At this the year there are so many wonderful sights, smells and sounds that go unnoticed in the course of our busyness. This Saturday morning I had to make a little more time to pause while walking the dog, because it was certainly a pause worthy moment.
As I approached the woods line on District Heights Parkway, an aroma that certainly speaks to the changing of the seasons wafted up Mason Street. It was the unmistakable fragrance of Sweet Autumn Clematis, draped across other natives like a white fluffy, fragrant robe. Popping through like exclamation points throughout was another autumnal standby, Evening primrose.
White blooming Sumac….a bee worthy shrub with a phenomenal bloom…..
Joe Pye Weed, which is now a hot item for the home garden to increase the pollinator population’s of butterfly’s and bees….