I only have one picture of flowers for you. Maybe all the flowers were hiding from the heat. But, undaunted, I decided to take pictures of plants I normally don't see in the two places I take wildflower photos. So now, for your viewing pleasure: plants of Civil War sites.
This plant, growing on the roadside at Mayfield Fort near Manassas, is growing something that looks like young pears. But I almost wonder if this is a hardy kiwi. Call this one a mystery plant. Does anyone know?
Finally, two old favorites in one photo. Queen Anne's Lace on the left and the beginnings of goldenrod on the right. (These are blooming here in Upstate NY, too.) They were in the shade.
I've read accounts of the battle of Bull Run talking about pink wildflowers in bloom. Whatever they were, I never saw any. I was disappointed that I didn't see anything that looked like pink wildflowers on the Manassas battlefield but then again, I really wasn't looking.
It was nice to have a change of scenery. Next week, back to upstate NY.