Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bee on Phlox

May 27 (29)

You never know what might get captured in a snapshot and that is half the fun of taking photographs. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Yellow Iris

May 28 (6) Blooming right now in the back yard.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Prairie Phlox

May 27 (11)

Prairie phlox are now in bloom along the roadside near our farm.  Their curled edges attest to the chilly weather we’ve experienced lately.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


May 24th (1)

This perennial is in bloom right now.  The blossoms are very small and fragile.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Aquilegia Columbine

May 23 (3) cropped

Also known as “Clementine Red”, this columbine has sturdy stems and blossoms which hold up well even in cool, windy, rainy conditions.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lily of the Valley

lily of the valley Very fragrant they are and able to tolerate living and blooming in shady places. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

See you later

Good thing I took that photo of the lilac buds the other day.  Our weather has been so chilly lately that now the lilac flowers and apple blossoms are brown-tinged due to nighttime temperatures dipping into the 30’s.  Therefore, I probably won’t blog until the flowers look more presentable.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shooting Star

May 12 shooting star  Delicately blooming right now is this shooting star which I purchased a few years ago for my perennial flower bed.  When I was a kid we’d see shooting stars growing wild along the roadside near our farm.

Friday, May 13, 2011


Slowly but surely the lilacs progress toward full bloom…..May 11 (3)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Apple Blossom

From last evening around sunset time……

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Red Spruce Buds

We have one red spruce tree and right now it is covered with these rosy red buds.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Red Bud

Here’s a maple leaf bud of a different color…..

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Monday, May 9, 2011


Profusions of tiny green blossoms announce the upcoming annual arrival of leaves to the Norway maple tree.

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Friday, May 6, 2011


Wait a minute…..maybe I’d better check the calendar…..


Is it spring or fall right now?  It seems this maple tree is trying to confuse me.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seeds To Be

A botanist would surely be able to name the various parts of this conglomeration currently found adorning maple tree branches in our yard.

DSC_0007 In yesterday’s blogpost I described the young leaves as being “rosy-tipped”, but it is apparent from the above photo that the rose red color does not belong to the emerging leaves.  It is part of the developing maple seeds, those propeller-like devices that eventually will whirl around and flutter to the ground later on in the spring.  Funny, I never noticed things like this before starting to take photos for the blog.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Leaf Babies

Making their appearance on the springtime stage…...

DSC_0008 cropped  ……a soft maple tree’s rosy-tipped fledgling leaves.  

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Violet Focus

Thank goodness there was at least one focused blossom in this crowd of violets.

DSC_0004 cropped Yesterday, rather than posting a photo I chose to change the color of my blog’s title.  Exciting news for sure and actually it was fun to tentatively try a wild hue or two before deciding on a conservative dark blue.