Thursday, June 23, 2016

Daisy In A Dry Spell

I snapped this lone daisy on the Mountain Bay Trail at the end of June in 2012. It was one of the driest summers I remember. The first week of July broke all sorts of daily temperature records. According to the National Weather Service, temps ranged from the upper 90s to 106º Fahrenheit. In Wisconsin, 106 degrees, c'mon. Heat indices peaked at 115º F. (!)



The Marathon County section of the trail

Umm, Daisy, they belong to the daisy family of Compositae, aka, Asteraceae and apparently sneer at severe droughts cuz this little guy seemed pretty content surrounded by foliage ready for the campfire. That is if there hadn't been ongoing fire restrictions.

A Fitchburg watering truck fights a losing battle



I know nothing about flowers. I feel I've already said something stupid and people are laughing at me. 




20 comments:

  1. Great Photos! I love the LIVE in your Photos. I be happy to know your BLog. Thanks for the comment on my site. Have a beautiful weekend and all the best.Ingrid

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    1. Danke, Ingrid, your red Schönmave was so very herrlich. I try to tell a little
      Geschichte mit each photo.

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  2. Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Obrigado, Francisco, a good and fun filled weekend to you.

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  3. it has been quite dry here also, I'm about to do my rain dance!

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    1. Ha, ha, Tom, I'm sure other parts of the country envy that. I think it's no longer even pretending to rain here, but watch it let loose over the weekend when I want to be outside.

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  4. sweet little photo of the daisy - I like the bicycle tire in the background too

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    1. Thanks, Diva, that's my faithful companion, Thumper. She is currently being neglected in the parking garage.

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  5. It's amazing where one little flower can pop up...between concrete, out of a solid wall, etc.

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    1. Yeah, Suzy, I was pretty impressed with the intrepid little thing. I love wildflowers, especially ones that seem to grow in dust.

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  6. Thanks most sincerely for the lovely comment you left on ~ My little old world ~, I truly appreciate it so much !

    Hope you're having a beautiful week, I'm sending dear hugs to you

    Xx ~ Daniela

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    1. Prego, Daniela. Era bello essere trasportati alla tarda epoca voctorian. Baci e abbracci anche a voi. (I miei nonni italiano lo farebbe ridere o urlare al mio triste tentativo di scrivere in italiano.)

      xoxo—Jeanna (Gina)

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  7. I am grateful we went west and returned from our vacation when we did. We now realize we were there at the beginning of the heat wave. I can't imagine what my heat exhaustion would have been like if we were there now.

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    1. I am currently in day two-and-a-half of kicking back. It's going to be hot and rainy tmw so I'm gearing up, or down. Anyway, ur lucky you're home. I always thought the ideal times for vacation were late April and mid September, but best laid plans.

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  8. Just great, the shot of the little daisy !!!

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    1. That's a hearty who needs water Wisconsin daisy, Die Die Nähmeise (does anyone know what Nähmeise means).

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  9. We've had hot summers here, but never like that. The daisy looks unaffected by the heat and drought. Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a gret week!

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  10. It didn't seem to mind the lack of water, Lee.

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  11. Lovely daisy! You've done well :-)
    Thank you for taking part in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. Thanks Nick I look forward to the next one, I just took some shots today.

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