|Goldenrod- beauty, danger, and excitement lurk here.
A few days ago, while on a short walk, we came upon a patch of goldenrod, brilliant yellow and shining like the sun.
Despite broiling in the searing sun of this miserably humid Sunday, I couldn't resist spending some time examining the few newly popped flowers of goldenrod waving in a very gentle breeze. It became clear that the sun played an important role in the plant's life... the only spots where any goldenrod was already flowering were in full sun. I tried to find some in shadier sites where I could be a bit (no, a lot) cooler, but no luck.
The reason I wanted to check the flowers was that I recalled past times when there were Ambush bugs to be found in them.