My World Tuesday is a favourite as it lets me totally chose the post entries, so I'm choosing wildflowers in keeping with the blog's purpose to show our little part of a N. Ontario wilderness.
In a recent post, one of the commenters mentioned my sudden interest in flowers. It's not really a sudden interest , but I photograph them as they become available. They are all wild flowers and in some cases are actually referred to as weeds,but have limited lives as the flowers wain and are replaced by berries. This is a forest that one need not go hungry in, whether you're a four legged or two legged creature.
The Dame's Rocket is just coming into flower and comes in colours that range from purple to mauve to white. It grows to about the height of an iris, but in a bushy format.
Devil's Paintbrush is a weed in most people's estimation, but I find it adds vivid colour to the inhospitable fringe of the forest.
A post about wildflowers indicates the incredible colour of a wild forest. And allows me to display my ignorance about a great number of the wild plants.
Bunch berries are common to the forest and will eventually produce a red berry which is also edible. The small photo below is wild strawberry, which is easily differentiated from the Bunch Berry by its serrated leaves. Really sounds like I know what I'm doing doesn't it? As soon as you note the number of unknowns,you'll change your mind. By the way, several people correctly identified Vetch, full name Tufted Vetch, in my last post.
I've shown violets in an earlier post, and included the small photo to show you the size of them now. The one on the right is I think a Spur Violet.
Wild Red Clover is also coming up now. And below is Wild Lilly-Of-The Valley or Canada Mayflower. We also have regular Lilly-Of-The Valley. But it's not up yet.
|Wild Lilly-Of-The Valley|
|Wild Lilly-of-The Valley.|
I put in the small photo to show how prolific Canada Mayflower is.
I don't know if this is wild Rose, or not but it's in flower and is throughout the woods. The stem is prickly.
I don't know what the small white flowers below are either.
|Yellow Water Lilies.|
Yellow Water Lilies are just starting to come out.
|Close up Yellow Lilies.|
Well now the cat's out of the bag. I don't know what these are either.
But the one below comes in white and mauve unknown.
This is a completely new one and as you can see it has a small light pink flower. The tree cones are showing how well the trees are doing with the rain.
The scenes are showing, both the lushness of the forest and a rock face on a lake above Mystic Lake. The falls carries water under a road into another wetland that I have never posted before.
This little lady kept me company while I photographed a lot of the flowers and gave me time to change my lens to get some close ups of her. I, of course, promised to make her famous and here she is.
A Post to My World Tuesday.