I came across this flower growing wild behind our house. After some research, I found out it's called Giant Ironweed or Vernonia. It has a very strong stem and beautiful purple blooms. Happy Friday everyone!
I live on my deceased Grandparent's property and in the 1980's they raised buffalo. This pipe fence surrounds the property and at one time, it was used to keep the buffalo from roaming the neighborhood.
The buffalo are long gone, but some of the fence still remains. It's leaning, dilapidated, and rusty and the trees have grown around and between the posts. Such a unique site!!
I captured these shots on a sunny day this weekend.
Below are a few dragonfly photos I took recently. Until I started taking pictures, I'd never seen a dragonfly close-up. They buzz around so quickly. These guys sat still long enough for me to get some pretty good shots.