Posted on 2022-08-142022-08-14 by the_dr_blue08/14/2022 Ruby Grant park morning Our first Salvia azurea of the season blooming! The first of many Helianthus annuus this morning. A lone Maximilian sunflower starting to bloom. The rest don’t even have buds. Snow on the mountain was magnificent today! We went on a new part of the trail today and encountered some highly concerning Art. “It has a lot of eyes Mom” The little mosaic seats are also suspect. “Why do you humans keep doing things to me” “Ok I guess it’s ok” We also came to terms with the big Art. Possibly Amorpha, false-indigo. Soapberry! Thanks Abby for the identification. Another H. Annuus. A beautiful Grindelia bud. More sunflower (H annuus) A differential grasshopper snacking on the sunflower. We found a magnificent patch of silver leaf nightshade! We had Briar pose among the silver leaf nightshades. Possibly a Physalis? Maybe non-blooming camphorweed? Possibly Asclepias verticillata (thanks Mom!) An aster starting to bloom! Unknown flower that hasn’t bloomed yet. Possibly Cardiospermum, balloon vine? From reading, it seems to be native but disliked for clogging farm equipment. The balloon vine flower. Ruby Grant park considerately has a dog level water fountain at the parking lot!