Nothing like the hush of a totally dead battery to get the day off to a rotten start. Especially since the AAA guy who started the car said the battery was fine. What fun! Trying to find the one wire or whatever that is causing this could take months, as it once did about 30 years ago with a Subaru when the problem turned out to be — yep, a single wire. Oh well. On to sweeter things.
Found this sweet little orchid in the mire at Deep Hollow. Tiny but beautiful.
Nodding Ladies’ Tresses.
Other Common Name: Common Ladies’ Tresses; Ladies’ Tresses Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (orchids)
There are six other Spiranthes species found in Missouri; one, shining ladies’ tresses (S. lucida), flowers in May–June and is restricted to fens and seeps in the Ozark and Ozark Border regions; the other five bloom in late summer and fall.
Size: Height: to 18 inches