I enjoy going to blogs that participate in “Green Thumb Sunday“. The idea is that every Sunday we are to post a nature, garden, plant picture. This sounds like an easy task, I tend to take more pictures of plants and landscapes than people. Plants cooperate more than people, they don’t mind looking into the sun, don’t talk back, complain of getting tired, or get fidgety. Also it seems that when I am with people way too much talking and enjoying goes on, then later I am perturbed that I completely forgot about taking pictures.
Today’s image is of the lowly, common Aster. I have tried to make this plant extinct in my garden for many years. But it lures me into letting it grow during the early summer with its pretty foliage and lush appearance. Only later does it start to push beyond its boundaries and try to take over the peony and roses next to it. But then when most other plants are looking bedraggled and wilted, the aster rewards my patience with sturdy stalks that are five foot tall, topped with purple flowers. Today it’s a little windy, and the aster is swaying with the breeze.