Here's a close-up of the tiny blossoms that make up the flower head.
And this is the very striking flower bud.
Then there's this dainty little cluster, which I don't know the name of, though it's very common around here. Grows along the edges of all sorts of places.
And we've got some wild daisy-sunflower looking things. I haven't had a chance to look these up either, but it's on the agenda. Once I know what they're called, I can have a look at the Handbook of Nature Study and see if there's anything in there for any of our flowers.
Our new bike and trailer have been great for getting out there and finding the flowers. We would likely never have found the little nature spot at the Tech had we not had the bike. There's quite a bit to explore back there.
Already, I'm beginning to see how the awareness of nature is becoming a part of Monkey. When we got to the garden, I was tired, so we sat for a few minutes on the picnic table, and Monkey saw this feather underneath. It took several tries for him to communicate to me that there was something interesting under there that he wanted to show me, because when I looked I just didn't see it! But finally I found the tiny feather that had caught his interest, so we took a picture for his nature book.
One of the pleasures of the garden is the raspberry patch that is sort of a free-for-all patch. Monkey approves.
While we were there, Monkey showed me a cloud, so we took a picture for his book.