Another Aster

Saturday, September 23, 2017,

20170908094219 (1)-3x5awtww30This is a New England Aster, the same kind of flower that was featured in my previous post. Click on the photo to see a larger version. I’d like to thank my friend Sue Avery for identifying these flowers for me. Sue, who is a Master Gardener, makes nearly all of the plant identifications that I post here at Joe Kayaker. When I post a pic of a butterfly, chances are that Sue is the person who told me the name of the flower that butterfly is perched on. Sue has her own blog, The Tangled Wood, in which she shares her own observations of nature. It makes for a good read and I wholeheartedly recommend that you check it out. JK


Racing Stripes

Monday, June 19, 2017,

This is a White Slant-line Moth on a Dame’s Rocket. I am not making that up. I mean, White Slant-line? For real? How boring is that? I looked up the guy that named this beautiful moth and it turns out he was a lawyer, so maybe that explains it. Hard to say.

20170602100944-5x7w2twwNow, Dame’s Rocket, that’s a moniker and a half. I got nothing to say about that, except maybe, Vrrooom! Clearly, the person that named this pretty little flower is much more interesting than the moth guy.

I’d like to thank my good friend Sue Avery for identifying both the moth and the purple flowers. Sue has been my main go-to expert for anything botanical for the past year. Sue has her own blog, The Tangled Wood, which is really beautifully written. Check her out, you won’t be disappointed. None of that wiseguy stuff that you find here, Just wonderful prose and some very nice photographs. JK