Wildflowers in the Parking Lots Honeybee on aster Many of the wildflowers aren’t growing wild. When our parking lots were rebuilt a few years ago standards for stormwater management were integrated into the plan, and a swale with plantings between the rows of cars were filled with native plants. Each year asters, hypericum, helenicum, goldenrod, several ornamental grasses and more bloom in succession through the year. Cotoneaster berries 2 I took a walk down to Main Street, ostensibly to run errands to the Post Office, pharmacy and store, but I also had my DSLR and all my lenses and filters with me and took a few gigabytes of photos along the way. A perfect autumn afternoon is quite the inspiration, as was the fact that, three weeks past my hip replacement (why I haven’t posted regularly for a few months), I’m more than ready to take a walk! I couldn’t walk with my usual long strides and quick pace, but more like ambling along with my cane, but that was perfect for finding the details that moved me to inspiration along the way, some photographed as they are, some with a slightly different focus: flowers in others’ gardens, autumn leaf color, plantings in the parking lots, bees and butterflies, my favorite trees, and more. Red Cotoneaster berries I took many photos, and I’ll be sharing them over the next few days, in groups. Canada Thistle You can see more of my photos from other times I went “Walking Around” Carnegie on Portraits of Animals. Hypericum and Aster Goldenrod Cotoneaster berries 1 Cabbage White and Asters . . . . . . . Follow me on Instagram. Visit my photography galleries on Portraits of Animals. All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, visit my galleries of Photography on Portraits of Animals to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “Custom Prints” for availability and terms. I'll be more than happy to make a print for you. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related Post navigation Garden FlowersMonochrome and Chiaroscuro Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.