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
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
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
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
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.
Tulips at my parents house.
Honey bee gathering pollen on a cherry blossom.
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
My yard is full of these violets every spring. I like them better than the single color ones.
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.