Top: Bantus Philemon, pipevine or blue swallowtail feeding from Monarda fistulosa, wild bergamot . Bottom: Scutellaria ovations, heart leaf skullcap a native mint
Volunteer squash in my garden. I think it’s a pumpkin though I have no idea where the seed would have come from.
Vox has an excellent explainer on how climate change is simultaneously causing drought and flooding: How are floods in Kentucky and a drought at Lake Mead happening at the same time?
Catching some soft sun rays through the trees on the gravel portion of my morning ride.
I ride lots of quiet county roads and while I love the landscape of rural Missouri, I no longer view the small churches that dot the roads as quaint. They are, increasingly, the grassroots of Christian fascism.
A leaf neatly rolled by a mystery insect.