Following a much cooler and cloudy weekend, things have started to clear again this morning and the increasing humidity tells of storms to come. So we set out for a walk this morning around Osborne's Pond. Around the water's edge, several stands of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria).
Lysimachia vulgaris) is every bit as eye-catching. Native to most of Eurasia, it is fairly common in damp places, a habit which it shares with the Purple Loosestrife.