Monday, June 20, 2011

More Wildflowers of the Vermilon River. A Post to my World Tuesday.

My Iris.


My Daisy


My Daisy


Some commenter's asked about my garden so I included a few photos. The Iris is mine as are the daisies. But my garden, which is small, is a wildflower garden in keeping with the forest that surrounds it.




Canada Mayflower.




All the rest of the photos are from the forest. I was out hiking yesterday and got so many wildflower photos that I finally cut myself off for this post.

Dame's Rocket.




The Dame's Rocket are a their peak now, and their maximum height. They're really something.

Equally colourful are the Devil's Paintbrush, below.

Devil's Paintbrush


Goat's Beard





Goat's Beard are a relative of the Dandelion and just as hardy.

Goat's Beard.


More Johnny Jump Ups.


Red Clover.


Red Clover Patch.






I mis- identified the red clover last time confusing it with the wild chives below. Dumb eh? Especially when I pick chives from this patch when my garden runs out.
Wild Chives


Wild Rose.


Wild Violet



Absolutely, no wildlife this time and I still have tons of photos left from yesterdays hike. The real problem is that the forest comes on so quickly that it's an effort to get as many species as I can. As well flowers tend to be inaccessible at times and blow in the the wind etc., so they have their own photography problems. Even processing them can be difficult as nature's colours are so vivid or even muted at the same time making it difficult to preserve the real colour.


A Post to My World Tuesday.

40 comments:

  1. Wonderful shots and flowers. That iris is lovely!

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  2. You are surrounded by nature's gardens. Beautiful wildflower shots Gary.

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  3. Lovely set of flowers. I am taking a cue from you as I'm sharing flowers today too.

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  4. Lovely flowers there, and iris is gorgeous!

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  5. Lovely wildflowers. I posted a mosaic image of some wildflowers we saw on a walk at the beginning of the weekend.

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  6. Your garden is full of beautiful and colorful flowers.

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  7. I am always grateful when you post wild things and edibles from your woods. All those little things are so dear to my northern-hemisphere heart.
    When we lived in Vermont, we came upon a small meadow absolutely full of devil's paintbrush gleaming in the sun. The sight stopped us in our tracks for a long time. I would so very much love to go with you and Boomer on one of your walks. I am a forest dweller if ever there was one.

    Splendid photos, look forward to many more!

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  8. Love your photos from Mother Nature's garden, Gary.

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  9. Gary this was a wonderful garden tour!!

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  10. LOVE those devil's paintbrushes. just love 'em. Thanks for posting another pic of them!

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  11. Thanks ladyfi and I don't do a thing for it except appreciate it.

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  12. You're right Karen, I don't take care of the wildflowers either just appreciate them.

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  13. I saw then Ewok and I like your motto.

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  14. And Rajesh they look after themselves!!

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  15. You're going to get plenty Arija.

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  16. It really is a weed Texwisgirl.

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  17. Beautiful flowers... so colourful.

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  18. A great selection of wild flowers.

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  19. Your pictures of the goats beard are spectacular, Gary. You must have been out early in the morning to get them. I'm always too late, and they have closed up, by the time I get there.

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  20. Beautiful flowers!
    The Iris is gorgeous, what a color!

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  21. Fabulous colours on your iris, Gary, and the wildflowers are delightful. (I can see how a quick glance might lead you to mistake the flower on the wild chives as a clover flower.)
    I always enjoy your photos, and today I admire your restraint at sticking to flowers instead of animals and birds! LOL
    All the best — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  22. Lovely.
    I like the paintbrush!!!!

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  23. Hi there - great set of picture - I like the Goats Beard - interesting the way the petals and other parts are organised.

    Cheers Stewart M - Australia

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  24. magnificent flowers! and they are all just near you? that's really awesome! great shots! My world entry is up here.

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  25. What beautiful photos and how fortunate that you have so many wildflowers. I especially love the Goat's Beard... Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Yes just in the forest, Marites.

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  27. So wonderful! I think daisy is my favorite flower.
    Happy week to you:-)

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