This is the time of year when a good part of my town turns purple. There are 1600 acres of conservation land where you will find over a million Northern Blazing Stars.
These plants bloom from late August to mid September and this area contains 90% or the world's population of the Northern Blazing Star. I have driven by here hundreds of times but never stopped and walked through these fields - until yesterday.
Sharing my find at Kim's Friday Finds.
A LITTLE RANDOMNESS
Whenever I visit you it reminds me how much I miss living in the city. You are a smaller version of the city I grew up in. You are both situated on the water with a working harbor. Tourists flock to you. I sat for awhile on a bench downtown and took it all in.
Dear PediCab Driver
You're new in town. You say "Pay me what you think it's worth." I hate that. I have no idea how much to pay you. Is it enough? Is it too much? If I took the bus it would be a dollar. If I took a taxi it would be $10. Where do you fit in that ? Just tell me what you charge and I'll pay and probably even tip you too.
Dear Man on the Bench
I love that you are enjoying that ice cream. It looks like plain chocolate. I like chunks of stuff in my ice cream.
I wonder where you are going. You all look so nice - pretty dresses and fellows wearing suits and ties. Did you just come off the ferry from one of the harbor islands? Is it the end of summer celebration? At least you have a designated driver.
Dear Anonymous Person
It wouldn't be a city if there wasn't a pair of sneakers hanging on the wires. Urban lore gives these reasons for flying sneakers: It marks a crack house location, End of school year or basic training, or loss of virginity. Judging by the location of these sneakers and the number of pubs on this block I'm going to say it was just a drunken act - by a guy. Girls are too attached to their footwear to toss them.
Time to visit Nancy at Random 5 Friday.