Thursday, July 6, 2017
July 6, 2017 Summer is here!
Now, we have had a couple of days of sunshine mixed with the rain ~ so, it's hot and humid out there. Boy, having grown up on Lake Superior ~ when it's 85 degrees and humid ~ it's HOT!!
Tuesday, I took my sister and a friend to the bog. We all love the cool flowers that grow in them. They had never been there ~ while, I go on a regular basis. We had a fine time and the flowers did look amazing. There are more pitcher plant blossoms every year. It really is something to see.
A lot of people tend to think of bogs as just wet sloppy places that are a pain! However, when it's warm out ~ I don't mind getting wet to go out and find all these treasures! There was also buckbean, cranberries, potentilla (just starting) and iris out there. I also was able to show them the only wild lilac I have ever found in the county. It was well budded and ready to start opening ~ but, hadn't opened any of the blossoms yet.
Pitcher plants, on the other hand, I have found around a number of the shallow, swampier lakes in the county. This spot has no lake ~ it's just near Lake Superior. But, there is always water standing at least ankle deep. Lot of moss. Beautiful!
So ~ next time you get bored and don't have anything special to do ~ go find a nice bog and go for a walk!