My early morning walk shared some late summer bloomers. The brilliant yellow of goldenrod captured my attention. No bird sounds—only a chorus of crickets greeted me.
Goldenrod appears in late summer, so this plant denotes the kigo or season word. It’s local to my area in Michigan. See how easy it is to create your own season words?
a native treasure brilliant goldenrod glimmers lithe grassland dweller © Colleen M. Chesebro