You can usually find beauty if you look for it. In this case, it was a walk beside a ditch behind the Super 8 Motel in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Black Mountain asters

These asters were much bluer in person.

Wild lettuce

I think that this is wild lettuce.

Black Mountain rushes

I wish that I knew my plants better.

Black Mountain wildflower

Ditto.

Black Mountain pokeweed berries

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I know this one, pokeweed!