Favourite wildflowers

It seems fitting that the wildflowers most prevalent at our cottage are favourites of my mother and mother-in-law…

 

The black-eyed susans were my mother-in-law’s favourite, and the queen anne’s lace was my mother’s.  In this picture they are blowing in the strong winds that came up with the recent storm clouds.

Unfortunately, the queen anne’s lace is being taken over by the dreaded wild parsnip along the highways on the way to our cottage…

 

I hope the construction workers along this particular stretch of hwy 7, just west of Carleton Place are aware of the dangers of wild parsnip.

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Into the Storm

This post is a little late; these storm pictures were taken last week as we were driving home from the cottage.  As we got closer to Ottawa the storm clouds got darker and more ominous; it was obvious that we were driving right into the path of the storm…

and then out the other side!  I must remember to carry my camera with me, as once again, these pictures taken with a phone from a moving vehicle are not of the greatest quality.