A substantial growth of Canada thistle prompted our second visit of summer to McMahon. This time we were in the field just west of the McMahon Grove lot.
It was certainly a productive time, if filling large trash bags with thistle flowers and stems meets your definition of productive. The bad guys grew in clusters, so one could lay a bag on the ground and cut without having to move one's feet too far. Bright sun but manageable temperatures, prudent water breaks, and we all walked out intact at quittin' time.
Best thing about being on the prairie this time of year? The monarda in bloom, one of the prettiest summer flowers around!