Our last stop on the Bruce Coast Lighthouse tour that day in early July was in Southampton, Ontario. Not being from the area, it was difficult to know the best place to park that would be near the lighthouses. When we got out of the car, we realized that we could have gotten a lot closer, but it was a nice day so we walked along the beach. As it was July 1st, they were getting a fireworks display ready on the beach, but since it was still afternoon we didn’t think there would be any problem returning to our car.
Once we had the photographs we wanted, we started the trek back down the beach. However, we met “that guy” – you know the one who tries to make himself way more important than he actually is. He was one of the guys setting up the fireworks, and you would have thought he was guarding an atomic bomb. He saw us approaching and ran over to cut us off saying, “I’m sorry folks, you can’t go this way. We are setting up dangerous explosives!!” Now repeat that with a real “hey, I’m the general of this here army” type voice, and you will get the picture. Both Mike and I had to bite our tongues so that we didn’t laugh in his face.
So, we had to pick our way through an area just above the beach that was overgrown with weeds, and we were surrounded by the largest dandelions gone to seed that I have ever seen. Well, I don’t think they’re actually dandelions because of their size, but they definitely looked like them. They were really beautiful. Yes, you guessed it – the cameras weren’t quite done for the day. I was trying to look up what these might be, and one plant I came up with is Salsify. Does anyone know for sure what these are?