Here is a lovely little wild orchid (Spiranthes cernua for those who prefer the Latin) that grows in the wet meadow I like to visit in June for the Grass Pinks and Rose Pogonias. It is a September bloomer and a delightful spike of delicate flowers to find amongst the taller grasses. The late summer/early fall colors of the meadow make for a pleasing background I think.We’ll be heading for Acadia Friday morning. I am not sure how that will go with the park shut down, but there are numerous ways to walk in although Cadillac is probably out of bounds….unless Washington comes to its senses in the next few days but that is highly improbable. We almost called the trip off for that and the possibility that the entire country might be brought to its knees if this continues and mixes up with the Debt Limit battle soon to come. There could be a lot of financial pain in the offing. But in the end we decided not to let those moronic show ponies ruin our vacation. You never know when the next time will be.
If I get out tomorrow and am lucky I may have one more post before we leave…otherwise see you after the 10th. 🙂