a walk with my eyes open

I've returned from a little trip with that achy, shivery feeling that comes with the start of a cold. Heading outside with just a camera and my dog on a little research jaunt seemed like the best plan, to see what plants I could identify so I can figure out what might be useful for colours.

the view

the view

braken

braken

rhododendron

rhododendron

birch

birch

birch stump

birch stump

purple loosestrife

purple loosestrife

dock leaves

dock leaves

I got a few funny looks from dog walkers, but dock leaves are currently in the dyepot...