Monday, January 21, 2008

Wildflowers in Winter

Wildflower Morning is proposing some wildflower fun this winter to take us into the first days of spring. She is suggesting the following to help pass time until the spring wildflowers actually appear.

I will have a different theme each week through the middle of March. Join right
in by making a post on your blog fitting the theme. You may copy the theme image
for Wildflowers in Winter onto your blog entry, and link back to this blog so
others will know where to look for more information. Then come back to my blog
and enter your information in the Mister Linky at the bottom of the page, so we
can all see your post. Late entries will be accepted up to March 12. My daughter
wants me to make sure and let you know that children can participate not only in
the children's art contest, but in all aspects of the Wildflowers in Winter
Theme, if they have the photographs or skill to do so, and thus be entered in
the drawing.

I have several favorite wildflower pictures. But here are two of my favorites.



Hoary Puccoon grows on the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. I like the cheery yellow-gold flower and dark green leaves.


The unusual Goat's Rue grows at Hoosier Prairie, a national nature preserve in northwest Indiana.

22 comments:

Lana G! said...

Those are beautiful. I like the sunny yellow one too!

captain corky said...

I picked wild flowers for my wife once, and her reaction was 10 times better than if I had bought them for her.

Nessa said...

Another fun game to play.

Pamela said...

You identified yours!
(I knew by sight only one of the ones I posted. I guess I need to "learn" myself. grin)

You can be assured that I will do that -- and be more aware this spring as I see them.

Mountain Heather said...

When I was in southwest Michigan this past summer we saw some flowers very much like your Goat's Rue. I wondered what they were. They were pink and burgundy. Nice pictures.

Elizabeth Joy said...

Thank you so much for joining us for Wildflowers in Winter. I have never seen your flowers before and I look forward to when I get a chance to get to your part of the country. The Goat's Rue looks especially interesting.

Beckie said...

Oooh, I like the Goat's Rue. It is so delicate.

ellen b. said...

Very cool! I think it's great that you know what they are too!

Nancy said...

Goat's Rue, so pretty.

I'll have to keep checking back for your photos and education on wild flowers.

I think all I could recognize is a Black Eyed Susan!

lisa's chaos said...

Seeing all these pretty spring flowers are helping to chase away my winter coldnesses. :)

gawilli said...

This sounds like a perfect thing for you Mjd! Beautiful pictures.

Margaret said...

I am always happy looking at flowers. I didn't used to like them as much as I do now. I look forward to planting in the spring!

daddy d said...

That is a good game for you people with the know of wildflowers. Me, I will just watch and enjoy your work.

The very nice man said...

Very lovely! All that's growing here at present is "Mud"!

Aisling said...

The flowers are so pretty! I think I have read about Hoosier Prairie, but have never been there.

Robocop said...

Nice photos. I am still sneezing.**LOL**

Jenni said...

I love that Goat's Rue! So glad you signed up!

Molly said...

Love that picture at the top with the snow and the bluebells!

karisma said...

I love the goats rue. I guess I cannot play this one. Its summer here. We do however have some lovely bush flowers growing wild right now. I have been dying to go and take pictures but have not had the time.

I will enjoy yours for now. Thank you.

swampy said...

What a great idea. At this point, I don't know if I'll ever see wildflowers again. The ground has been white and frozen for so long they may never pop out this spring.
Would you remind me of this in about 2 months?

susan said...

Waht a delightful idea! I just may join in on this.

Your flowers are quite lovely. I'm really impressed that you know the names of them. I'd just call them the happy yellow one or the demure pinkish one... :)

Nan Ondra said...

Those are two really intriguing choices. How pretty! I'm not sure if they even grow here in PA. Thanks for sharing them.