Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Saturday Photo: Champlain's Asters
Champlain was much more than just a dude who sailed around and claimed territory though. In his 27 voyages across the Atlantic, he produced amazingly accurate maps, and also brought back much flora from the New World to France. Among them were samples of the lovely asters that bloom at the end of summer.
I'm not sure of exactly which of the many native varieties bloomed in our yard until a few days ago, but I love them. Champlain probably did too.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom