Macedonia is also heading towards autumn, and while it was
warm hot while I was there (I mean mid-20s in October? Sheesh!), getting out of the city proved that summer was, indeed, coming to an end. Previously, we have already met a spider and two lizards from the local famous mountain. In this chapter, I present to you the golden glory of dried out plants, all sharp edges and pointy ends – except, of course, the ones with fluff. Most photos below the fold, because uncontrollable camera finger.
I think the “thorny kind of dried thistle” is a jimsonweed pod (assuming those grow locally). Break it open and look for its little black hearts.
Joseph Zowghi says
These are lovely, rq! This landscape looks very familiar and very late summer-like. It looks like that here right now and it will take a few more weeks of rain for it to change into something… greener.
The “dried up flower-like plant” looks like some kind of carline thistle.
Our meadow plants look much the same right now, except for the succulents. Those were a surprise. They must be hardy enough to withstand the Macedonian winter.