Today at lunch I had to go to the bank. So I took my camera along and took the long way back to the office. Here’s what I found.

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)


This is garlic mustard. It’s an invasive alien, but it is also a tasty invasive alien. I ate some of this one after it posed for me. That was not nice!

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle


This is some sort of honeysuckle. I have no idea what kind. That’s another genus of plants that I have not studied too much because of the overwhelming number of species. According to Wikipedia, there are 180 of them. This particular one is very possibly another invasive alien. It was growing along the railroad tracks, so if it’s not an alien, it could be a hobo instead.

Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)


Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) is for sure an invasive alien though. If all of these flowers turn into berries, I will have plenty of fruit for jam making this fall. I made a batch last year, and I’m down to my last jar now. I should have made more!

After work I went grocery shopping for the Camporee this weekend. Then I picked up Jonathan and he helped me unload the groceries at the church. Tomorrow I will take off work at lunchtime, load the groceries into the trailer (along with the cardboard kayak and a hundred other items). One of the other staff members will take the canoe on top of his car. It’s supposed to rain, so I bought another sheet of plastic to cover the canoe in. After all, we wouldn’t want it to get wet before the race. I suppose that’s a real vote of confidence!

Then as soon as school is out, we will set out for Camp Lawroweld in Maine. If I’m not too wiped out, I will post again when I return Sunday.