summer finery….

Someone, somewhere, some time ago surely, said that we’re not supposed to wear white after Labor Day…but it must not matter, certainly doesn’t…somehow can’t possibly…no matter our pedigree or upbringing…it is of no consequence…at all…clearly.

Western Pearly Everlasting 1

I found these precious Western Pearly Everlastings in a little meadow just off the trail that leads to White Pine Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a little south and east of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Western Pearly Everlasting 2

The Western Pearly Everlasting is yet another Wasatch Mountain wildflower, part of the Aster family, formally named “Asteraceae Anaphalis margaritacea,” and it says that we can wear white…whenever…….

Western Pearly Everlasting 3

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20 responses

  1. Only the pure of heart and mind (which I’m pretty sure are one and the same).

    September 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

    • You’re probably right, Emilio.

      September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

  2. Beautiful shots. I am thumbing my nose at convention and wearing white today! A-Ha! take that convention.

    September 6, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    • Thank you…and good for you!

      September 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

  3. Convention is far too stodgy for my taste…

    September 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  4. I don’t let others tell me what to wear. I was just writing about our everlasting, which is sweet everlasting. The two plants look a lot alike.

    September 6, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    • I’m with you there, Allen…it needs to be comfortable and functional, to hell with fashion and trends…. I would bet that the two plants are only separated by a few hundreds of generations of change…probably came over on a ship from Europe back in the day and have been adapting to their several environments over here in the New World….but that’s just a guess, of course.

      September 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

  5. So very beautiful! And rules are made to be broken!

    September 6, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    • Yes, they are, Susan…and I mostly agree with you. πŸ˜‰

      September 10, 2013 at 8:16 am

  6. I love these too, whether eastern or western versions, they’re always a pleasure to come across. And the first photo especially shows them so well.

    September 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    • Bright spots in a little meadow….too sweet to resist.

      September 10, 2013 at 8:17 am

  7. LB

    these photos make me smile and feel happy

    September 8, 2013 at 10:14 am

    • Well, that’s a wonderful thing, LB! πŸ™‚

      September 10, 2013 at 8:18 am

  8. They wear their white so proudly, and so well. A pox on convention!

    September 8, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    • That’s a good kind of pox, Gary. πŸ˜‰

      September 10, 2013 at 8:18 am

  9. Interesting. I wonder what was the reason for that saying. The asters definitely make wearing white a good thing. Lovely, fresh images.

    September 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

    • I think it’s from American high-society, Rachael…something I’ve only read about. πŸ˜‰ And, yes, the flowers certainly wear it well….

      September 10, 2013 at 8:20 am

  10. They are one of the few flowers we have left here now, and very welcome.

    September 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    • We still have quite a few of the sunflower varieties along the trails, but most of everything else has already begun to turn brown…

      September 13, 2013 at 8:17 am

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