Thursday, April 20, 2006

The best thing about spring


Wild hyacinth


Golden Alexander


Wild geranium


White spiderwort


Fire pink


Bluestars

16 comments:

swamp4me said...

Your pictures make me think of the days when we were stationed at a park in another part of NC. I used to enjoy the spring wildfire hikes -- such delicate beauty and variety.

swamp4me said...

that should have read "wildflower" not "wildfire" -- but you probably already figured that out ;)

KW said...

Gorgeous pics, as usual. :) Particularly liked the wild geranium - I'm a fan of the lemon-scented varieties, and wish we could grow them outside year-round, but with the Devonian climate, fat chance!

Rexroth's Daughter said...

All that color is a feast for the eyes. After the long winter, this is absolutely what spring promises. So beautiful.

wesleyjeanne said...

What beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them.

Andi Chapple said...

Very nice images of lovely flowers. What a nice range of colours so early in the year! Here in NW England spring is white (snowdrops, wild garlic, wood anemone, garlic mustard) and yellow (daffodils, golden saxifrage, lesser celandine, coltsfoot) ... in a few weeks there'll be masses bluebells though.

yllstonewolf said...

so beautiful. i love the image of the golden alexander - great use of DOF!

Floridacracker said...

Very pretty!
All at your place?

Sabine said...

Oh, so beautiful! Spring has finally arrived over here too. We'll see if it's here to stay. If it is, I will show you some of the flowers we have soon in return.

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!

AuntKhaki said...

I never remember to tell you when I see you how much I enjoy your blogspot! Your pictures are absolutely stunning, often breathtaking! I would love that last pic on my LR wall!!

Janet said...

What beautiful photos! The red ones are so vivid, they just pop out at you! (No pictures of the hailstorm?...or did it pass you by?) I ran for my camera, but the batteries were dead :0(

Ontario Wanderer said...

Although the leaves are not showing, the "Golden Alexanders" look more like "Yellow Pimpernel" to me. They were both on the same page in my wild flower guide. Did you get them mixed up or . . . ?

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all! Yes, these are all at our place.

I have noticed that too, that flowers with brighter colors seem to come later in the spring.

While I too love the depth of focus in the picture mentioned, I have to admit that it wasn't intentional. :)

Hey Khaki! I'd give you one, but these pics are so small, pixel-wise, that it wouldn't look good blown up.

Janet we didn't get any of the hail that seemed to have SHREDDED downtown Oneonta. I drove there yesterday and couldn't believe it. I spoke with a girl whose car had $5K in damage. Ouch!

OW, I may be wrong, but the leaves on these are toothed, and my books say that pimpernel's are smooth. I have another (non-artsy) pic, let me know if you want me to email it to you!

Ontario Wanderer said...

The toothed leaves are the key. Your ID was correct and I was wrong. (I thought the flower structure of Golden Alexanders was different from the drawing in my Peterson field guide but the Newcomb field guide shows both plants with the same type of flower structure.) Thanks for letting me know about the leaves! It's interesting how many flowers are the same between the south and north.

roybe said...

Great photo's, they really capture the essence of spring, thats a lovely pastel shade of blue on the blue star.