Blossoms, Leaves, Fern & Critters

Ellen's favorite subjects - great color and diversity.




(above and right) Coneflowers  


Woolly Worm

This "worm" is the larval stage of a tiger moth. An old wives' tale says you can predict winter weather by observing woolly worms - the narrower the brown band the more severe the winter. So it looks good, according to this guy, but we saw several entirely black ones also ... take your pick.


There's actually a Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, NC every October!


(above and below right) Cosmose


Beautiful, but what is it?