i finally took the time to look up this purple beauty as well. it's ironweed and currently blooming in profusion with the goldenrod. if you've never seen an empty hayfield in the late afternoon sunlight, i would highly recommend you find one to visit asap. simply stunning.
fence hopping again. i remembered to wear shoes and long pants this time. probably though i should stick to jeans. anyone know how to get grass stains out of pink pants?
i was pretty excited to find this patch of fritillaries. there must have been six or eight of them. i was curious about them being out this late in the season, so i finally looked up the overwintering of butterflies. a few migrate (monarch's and buckeyes) and some even overwinter as adults. most, however, hibernate in the caterpillar stage in leaf litter. interesting. sweet dreams little ones . . . :)
if i had to pick just one word for the october cocoa daisy kits, it would be cute. squealworthy cute. i really piled it on with this layout too. hee. and i still have to make a "foxy selfie" layout this month. fun times ahead! :)