Wednesday, July 7, 2010

(Day 188) Reaping what we did not sow

I've posted recently about some of the landscaping we've done here, and the flowers, shrubs, and trees we've planted. I've also posted several times about the wildflowers we're blessed with here.

We've had no hand in bringing forth the many colours that adorn the fields, and wildflowers have graced our table on more than one occasion. A number of weeks ago, we had a more distinctly yellow 'season' of wildflowers. We're now seeing a changeover to blue, primarily due to Viper's Bugloss, or Blueweed, although the black-eyed Susans are also quite abundant and keeping some yellow in the mix. We're certainly enjoying the show.

(70-200mm  f5.6  1/40 sec  ISO200)














(70-200mm  f8  1/15 sec  ISO200)














(70-200mm  f5.6  1/50 sec  ISO200)

28 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

so, that just happens like magic in your yard...how incredible. Incredible photography too! Enjoy!

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - yep, all I have to do is get out the camera - the flowers are already there, waiting ;-)

Thanks Carolyn!

darlin said...

Rick these are so pretty, I love the yellows and purples and what a blessing to have these growing wild! Wonderful photos once again.

marty said...

Beautiful image - I love wildflowers too - I think it will be gorgeous with alle the colors !
bisous de France

Joke van de Klift said...

Wat EEN Schitterende foto's van veldbloemen .
IK BEN ER dol op , al sterven Verschillende Kleuren , in EEN Woord Prachtig .
Lieve groet,
Grap

Joke van de Klift said...

The flowers are beautiful.
Sorry my englisch is not verry well, but i it!
I love the flowers with the beautiful colors.
I said by to you.
Joke

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you Darlene; yes, it is a blessing to have these growing wild all around - and different ones keep flowering at different times so there's always a variety of colour.

Hope your week is going well!

Rick said...

@marty - they're so nice to have - sure beats a 'field' of asphalt! Bisous et merci marty!

Rick said...

@Joke van de Klift - dank u wel Joke; ik vind het fijn dat je in nederlands schrijft. Ik ben in IJsselmuiden (tegenover Kampen) geboren, en emigreerde toen ik zes was, maar 'k heb nederlands zelf een beetje geleerd. Bedankt voor je bezoek.

S. Etole said...

Nature does things so well, doesn't it? It takes a seeing eye like yours to appreciate it though.

Scott said...

I've been sitting here looking at photos and thinking I need to go get some shots of some wild flowers that are just up the street when I came across this post and that cemented it. As soon as I click "Post Comment" I'm grabbing my camera and going. These are gorgeous.

M. Hassan said...

The only thing I can say is you're blessed to be living in your little heaven on earth.

I adore flowers and your flower photos are awesome!

Rick said...

@S. Etole - yes, the creation is wonderful, as long as we don't set out to exploit, rather than enjoy, it. Thank you Susan - I really enjoy going out for a good 'look'.

Rick said...

@Scott - ha ha, I know the feeling Scott - sometimes it just takes a little nudge to go and do it. Glad I could contribute to that, and look forward to seeing your shots!

Krista said...

Oh how gorgeous. I love wildflowers. You've got some great colours in here. The blue and yellow look really spectacular against the green!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wild flowers are some of the best.These are beautiful.
BLessings,rRth

CarreraCaballo said...

The first pic is very nice - The green background gives a perfect match to the yellow flowers in the foreground - It is very relaxing to look at - Very Good job :-)

Greetz,

Joseph

Rick said...

@Krista - thanks Krista! I'll bet you have some real beauties there too, especially in those mountain meadows.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - yes indeed! I think all flowers are great candidates for closeups, although they also perform well in a group. Thanks Ruth.

Rick said...

@CarreraCaballo - thank you Joseph. This clump is growing right beside my garden shed and the wind has blown them to this angle.

chasity said...

wildflowers....my favorite.

love the combination of orange and blue.
spectacular!

Katherine said...

Yours is truly a garden of wonders Rick! Beautiful blooms of all varieties love to spread their roots in your soil...I think probably because of how much they are appreciated there!!! Weeds they may be... but even the weeds of this earth hold some beauty!!! Lovely photos!

Katherine said...
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Rick said...

@M. Hassan - yes, and we are thankful for it. Thanks M!

Rick said...

@chasity - mine too :) Thanks Chasity!

Rick said...

@Katherine - I'm glad they're not too fussy about the soil 'cause it's shallow and full of rocks, but they seem to love it! Maybe they like it because there's little competition. But yes, I do appreciate them.

Thanks for stopping by Katherine - hope all is going well as you move into your weekend.

ju-north said...

Love your pics - a credit to the Creator!

Rick said...

@ju-north - thank you for stopping by, and I agree with your comment!