A common sight in the summer

The daylily is a common sight during the summer in the midwest. They bloom through July and August. Originating in China, they were taken to Europe and then eventually to North America. The original orange has been bread with other plants and they can now … Continue readingA common sight in the summer

First flower of Spring

Then from my heart will young petals diverge, As rays of the sun from their focus; I from the darkness of earth shall emerge, A happy and beautiful Crocus! From the poem by H. F. Gould  

Photo of the Week July 29 2018

This Rose of Sharon is alongside my drive way. It has been blooming like crazy this year and makes a great back drop for family photos. While not as clear as I would like, this is the best picture I’ve gotten of it this year. … Continue readingPhoto of the Week July 29 2018

Photo of the Week July 22 2018

My nephew has a large field of sunflowers. I stopped by to take a few pictures and managed to get this just before the rain started again. I made it back to the car with the camera, just in time. On Redbubble On Etsy On … Continue readingPhoto of the Week July 22 2018

Photo of the Week June 17 2018

I’m not sure what this plant is called but the bees really love it’s pink flowers. It’s used for ground cover since it chokes out other plants.

Photo of the Week May 13 2018

Tulips at my parents house.

Photo of the Week April 29 2018

Honey bee gathering pollen on a cherry blossom.  

Photo of the Week April 22 2018

Even with the crazy weather here in Illinois, the spring beauties (Claytonia virginica) are blooming. A sure sign of spring. They don’t seem to be as numerous as most years but at least they are blooming. These small flowers grow in all counties in Illinois … Continue readingPhoto of the Week April 22 2018

Photo of the Week April 15 2018

My yard is full of these violets every spring. I like them better than the single color ones.  

Photo of the Week March 25 2018

These crocus’s are the first flowers I see every spring. I always watch for them to pop up at my parents house. When I see them I know warm weather will be here soon.