Got Zak and Ginny out for a hike today. Destination: Staunton State Park to do the 10.8-mile roundtrip trek to the Elk Falls Overlook, which was validated as an excellent choice by the guy at the Chick-fil-A drive-through window when we picked up breakfast.
milk thistle, figuring I might have the cameras in the backpack before too long.
Alpine Goldenrod with a helpful pollinator, if not necessarily an attractive one.
Black Eyed Susan, which I've been told my Aunt Susie referred as a "Black-Eyed Me" when she was a little girl.
Bee balm with a diligent bumblebee. Clouds had rolled in at this point and I couldn't quite get the depth of field I wanted in the lower light.