This entry was posted on November 19, 2016 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Flowers and was tagged with autumn, nature, Oberlin, photography, yellow coneflower.
Beautiful portrait! The last flowers are so poignant, aren’t they? And the funny thing is, if you go different places, you keep seeing a few more than you thought you would. The last may not be the last.
November 20, 2016 at 1:32 PM
Poignant—yes, Lynn. Thanks for that word and for the compliment. I didn’t expect to see any flowers left on the hill that day.
November 20, 2016 at 1:50 PM
November 22, 2016 at 3:45 AM
Oops – technical malfunction! As I was saying….
This flower lingers on late in the year. In the UK it is called Black-Eyed Susan. Don’t ask me why, but once you know it, it’s a name you are unlikely to forget. We were hoping to buy a clump of it for our garden, but decided to leave the decision until Spring. Is it the same name for you, Linda?
November 22, 2016 at 3:48 AM
The one in the U.S. midwest that we call black-eyed Susan is a little different. The petals don’t droop, but the colors are the same. It’s also smaller. You can see it at https://lindagrashoff.wordpress.com/2016/08/08/home-sweet-home-hello-7/. The plant in this post is a yellow cone flower.
November 23, 2016 at 9:06 PM
We have both in this country too, I think. Black-eyed Susan is a ‘populist’ term and I think it may be wrongly applied over here, although I had always thought it was the larger version that was Susan. But I am led by my wife in this instance – that’s a typical male cop-out, I must admit!
November 24, 2016 at 3:36 AM
I could be wrong, too . . .
November 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM
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