Sunday, February 11, 2018

Flowers in Winter

I post a photo to Flickr almost every day, but I still have hundreds of images in that folder. Most of them are pretty doggone poor, which explains while they still linger there sometimes after years, but as I chanced to peruse the folder as I sometimes do, I noticed a number of flower photos.

Thought I, wouldn't it make a nice winter break to post a string of these in February: to brighten up winter so to speak.

So, I have begun to do just that. I don't know how many I will eventually post, but here are the first three.

These are mallows (or so I believe) that I saw in Nova Scotia way back in 2010. That doesn't necessarily mean that I put the photo in my Flickr queue way back then, but it is possible. These pinks really speak of summer to me in a very pleasant sort of way.



The next two were both taken locally in July of 2015 on a stroll on a local trail. The first resembles a false sunflower, but I will just identify it as a yellow wildflower. If you can identify it properly, please let me know.



The next one I can identify as that which is popularly referred to as Queen Anne's Lace. It's an extremely ubiquitous roadside or trail-side plant in these parts. Apparently it is also called Wild Carrot by some although that name is not familiar to me. I understand that the proper taxonomic name is Daucus carota.



I plan to post more to Flickr, but I generally only post one per day, so we are presently up to date. Once I have posted a few more there, I will most likely post here as well.

9 comments:

Marie Smith said...

A bit of colour about now is welcome, AC.

Ginnie said...

I love the way you show us the unusual in your floral photos, AC.
Going back to your Olympics remembrance ... OUCH ! And, further back, it looked like a fun "snow day". Years ago when I lived in Mass. we had those and I loved them.

Joanne Noragon said...

A little summer is a good thing.

Silver Willow said...

Great idea, and I LOVE the first photo! Most excellent!

Mage said...

Delightful...thanks.

troutbirder said...

Very nice though you've just upped my cabin fever by 4 degrees...

Kay said...

You certainly do take lovely photos of wildflowers, John and I do love wildflowers.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are lovely to see!

Vicki Lane said...

A taste of things to come!