Today (23-May-2017) — New Jersey

Walkabout in my backyard with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm zoom lens. Rhododendron flowers, wildflower daisies flowers, and poppies buds about to open. My most hated weed — the “Mile-a-Minute” vine. The vine is not native, and was probably brought in my the deer. It gets its name from how fast it grows. In the last few years it has killed and destroyed many of my trees. I am trying to find wildflowers that grow faster and will keep the vine from further expansion. Also, some insect appears to be nibbling on the leaves of the vine — just not fast enough.

 

My most hated weed -- the "Mile a Minute" vine. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 21 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)
My most hated weed — the "Mile a Minute" vine. Backyard spring nature in New Jersey. Image taken with a Leica T camera and 18-56 mm lens (ISO 100, 21 mm, f/5, 1/250 sec). (David J Mathre)