September CMMC Autumn

This week Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is for autumn or spring (presumably for participants in the Southern Hemisphere). Do visit Cee’s blog for more photos and links to other participants’ blogs.

So far the autumn here has been relatively mild and sunnier than usual. The leaves on the trees are only just beginning to change colour. A landscape would not look particularly autumnal. I have chosen a photo with a leaf, which has changed colour. It is cow parsley at the side of a country lane. Other leaves around it are green.

A red leaf of cow parsley with green leaves of cow parsley, bramble, grass and convulvulus

September CMMC letter O in the middle of the word

For Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week a photo of something with O in the middle of the word is required. Flowers are allowed. I have chosen a photo of purple loosestrife, which was taller than my 5 foot nothing! It is still flowering, but this photo was taken a week ago.

Tall flowering plant woth background of blue sky at top, trees in middle background, stems and leaves of purple loosestrife in lower part of picture
Purple loosestrife

Don’t forget to visit Cee’s blog for more photos and links to other participants’ posts.

September CMMC Dark Greens

Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) this week is for dark green colours. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may already have seen this photo. It was posted for the #WildWebWednesday hashtag, where people, who are interested in wildflowers post photos of creatures and organisms which are dependent on them.

Leaves of a geranium (cranesbill) plant and a dark green beetle-like creature
Nymph of green shieldbug seen on 31 August in our garden

From one of the botanists on Twitter (Moira O’Donnell) I learned that this was not an adult shield bug, but a nymph of the green shield bug. Rather handsome, don’t you think?

There is an adult shield bug here and more dark green here.

Don’t forget to visit Cee’s blog for her photos and links to those of other participants.