Lots of wildflowers on display this week!
Cardinal flower / lobelia was a new one for me. It was growing alongside a stream in a shady patch.
Coneflowers. The Latin name, echinacea, means spiny and the flower centers are.
Teasel is invasive This patch was right next to the path so I could easily get closeup photos. The upper and lower right photos show it in bloom, with all the little tiny flowers.
The lower landscape photo is the Des Plaines River at Sedge Meadow. The middle landscape photo is one of the ponds at McDonald Woods. From the LCFPD website: Acquired in the 1970s, the preserve was named after prior landowner, A. B. McDonald. He created a private nature preserve on roughly 295 acres in the 1940s, building three lakes and planting a pine grove and other trees. These habitats, along with the grasslands, provide homes for wildflowers and food, cover for birds and mammals, and respite for humans.
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Here's the new flimsy! 8" blocks, 64 x 72. 4-7/8 yards used. (There is no discernable reduction in the homespun stash.)
The stash report for July:
Fabric out 51-3/4
Fabric in: 10 yards, $6 (a set of cotton sheets and a gift)
Fabric out YTD: 119-3/4
Fabric in,YTD: 1520-5/8, $855 (average $1.78/yd) [I bought a huge destash in June]
Linking up with Oh Scrap! Monday Making Design Wall Monday
P.S. A dragonfly stayed still long enough for me to take a picture.