Friday, September 2, 2011

Humbly Yours


The Goldenrod can be seen pretty well anywhere this time of year, at least here in Nova Scotia.




Yesterday we went to the Gaspereau Valley to a canal where Sophie loves to swim and fetch her ball.




Along both sides of the path  and at the water's edge there was Goldenrod.




I didn't realize, until I looked it up, that this very maligned plant has some redeemable medical qualities that have been used for some time.




Besides, how could one not appreciate its beauty along a canal on a afternoon in late August. Unless of course you are allergic to it!











14 comments:

  1. Being one of the possibly millions of people, allergic to this stuff, I can only appreciate it's beauty in a picture! Thanks, Jim!

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  2. Goldenrod on the prairies is much smaller and thicker. Probably because there's less water. But still, nothing says "August" like goldenrod.

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  3. I love Goldenrod ! It gets a bad wrap because it blooms the same time as rag weed,that gives folks allergies,here and people think it is what makes them sneeze. I have heard the the blooms diffused in oil make a good rub for sore muscles.

    I would love to see some of your knitting projects!

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  4. I feel a sneezing fit coming on, but it was worth it!

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  5. Very pretty indeed!
    We just discovered that this pesky weed called 'Purslane' is high in Omega 3. Now we eat it in salads!

    Wyatt's Mom

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  6. I love to see areas where the goldenrod mingles with the purple and white asters. The colors, mixed like that, are so pleasing.

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  7. Beautiful contrast against the darker water.

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  8. Hey, I'll take anything that blooms! It's a pretty wildflower.

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  9. I grow a bit in my garden and use it quite a lot for flower arranging- but oh dear ! it does rather take over though doesn`t it ?

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  10. so pretty...love the photo of Sophie...I can relate to that photo...

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  11. This reminds me a bit of Scotch Broom, which is all over the place out here - considered a weed, but so bright and cheery in color. However, it does provoke allergies, as it sounds like Goldenrod does.
    I'm glad that your trip went well - would love to hear more about your antique shop adventures on the cape!

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  12. Lovely goldenrod! Sweet Sophie!

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  13. These are absolutely beautiful photographs - there is depth and a real contrast in the colours. Nice one dahlink!

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