Thursday, September 13, 2012

That Golden Touch

Goldenrod is beginning to bring its magic touch to rural roadsides.
 Before the camellia, this glorious wildflower was Alabama's state flower,
 and I still marvel at its brilliance in late summer/early fall.

Linking to Rural Thursday

13 comments:

Tanya said...

i love that brilliant yellow!

Danielle said...

aaaachooo!!!!! ;).....It is very beautiful and it certainly gives a welcoming glow to Fall.

Elizabeth Edwards said...

i learned something because of you ... i never knew that it was Alabama state flower. such a lovely flower blowing in the breeze. (:

Janet said...

Elizabeth, it was the state flower before the camellia, changed back in the 1960s.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It really does look beautiful!

bailey-road.com said...

It's a lovely harbinger of fall!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great photo ~ Wow! ~ (A Creative Harbor)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love it, too!

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

I love Goldenrod. It has a bad image due to allergies, but it's so pretty along the roadside.

Janet said...

Fairhope, I had planned to use goldenrod in my fall wedding more than 3 decades ago, but some of my bridesmaids said they were allergic to it. Now, I hear that ragweed, not goldenrod, is the allergy culprit!

http://www.grit.com/going-native/in-praise-of-goldenrod.aspx

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Learn something new today. Golden Thanks for sharing. Happy Rural Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Nancy Claeys said...

Goldenrod is the state flower for Nebraska and we have a big patch of it growing in our side yard. Thank you for featuring your gorgeous photo of this pretty wildflower. :)

Jack said...

I love goldenrod, too, and fortunately I am not allergic.