Wildflower Wednesday

25 May

By now I am afraid that my regular readers may be tired of my obsession with wildflowers. Today as part of my usual Wednesday routine of an early morning bible study and transferring motor vehicles titles I once again visited some of my favorite places looking for what is new in the wildflower department in our part of central Minnesota. I was not disappointed.

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I was happy to see that the Trillium were still blooming along with the violets. I even saw some Trillium in wooded areas just off the road I was driving this morning. I visited a park near the Mississippi River and found my first Jack-in-the-pulpit and Columbine of the season. Then I drove over to Pine Grove Park and found a couple of plants that have blossoms that aren’t yet open and I can’t seem to identify them yet. I will have to wait for them to open to decide what they are for sure. Without knowing the color of the flower it’s sometimes hard to figure out what it is.

On the way home I saw some Winter Cress along a farm field. There was plenty of yellow out there but mostly dandelion and very little Winter Cress except in a few places.

After work today I went over to my brother-in-law’s home to check on the progress of the Lady Slippers. They have some plants in the woods near their home. They aren’t quite open yet so I will have to wait a few days before I take some pictures.

This morning on my way into town for bible study I drove past a friend’s home and saw a pheasant standing on top of a rock she has in her yard in the middle of her garden. I thought that is a really cool statue of a pheasant and then it moved. A real pheasant had perched itself on top of the rock in the garden. I wasn’t quick enough with the camera so I will have to be better prepared next time.


Posted by on May 25, 2011 in Nature, Photography, Wildflowers


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17 responses to “Wildflower Wednesday

  1. nrhatch

    May 26, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Beautiful photos, Jeanne.

    I remember being introduced to my first Jack-in-the-pulpit on a camping trip when I was about 5. It stuck with me because it was so fascinating.

    William Blake – Auguries of Innocence

    To see a world in a grain of sand,
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.

    • flyinggma

      May 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

      Thanks for sharing the poem this morning Nancy. I love it.

  2. pearlsandprose

    May 26, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Have never seen a Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jeanne, so glad you shared this. You can post wildflowers photos all you want!

    • flyinggma

      May 26, 2011 at 8:30 am

      I almost missed the Jack-in-the-pulpit yesterday morning. It was under three large leaves that I moved to try and figure out what they were. Glad you like the wildflowers Ms Pearl.

  3. Carol Ann Hoel

    May 26, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I’m terribly lacking in knowledge of flowers, including wild flowers and their names. But I love wild flowers. As a young woman I once got out of my car on the side of the road and picked a huge bouquet of wild flowers. I went from one ditch by the side of the road to another. In fact, my trip was made for no other purpose. I placed my beautiful bouquet on my dining table. The first visitor to my home looked at it and remarked how glad she was that she had no allergies. She pointed out the Golden Rod in my bouquet! Ha! Photos do not bring on allergic reactions. I should have used a camera instead. Blessings to you, Jeanne.

    • flyinggma

      May 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

      I did the same thing at my mother-in-law’s farm. My sister-in-law does have allergies so I had to remove them from the house. Silly city girl that I was back then thinking a flower is a flower. No one in my family had allergies.

  4. pattisj

    May 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Lovely flowers! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    • flyinggma

      May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Thanks Patti. It’s one way I am slowing time down a bit by stopping to smell and see the flowers.

      • pattisj

        May 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

        I’m glad you are, and I’ll never tire of seeing or hearing about them.

  5. Patricia

    May 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

    One can never see too many flowers…

  6. flyinggma

    May 26, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I agree. Now if I could only figure out how to pay the bills looking at the flowers…..

  7. writerwoman61

    May 26, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    Columbine is one of my favourites…I have never seen a real jack in the pulpit!

    Love the slide show effect!


  8. flyinggma

    May 26, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I loved it when I learned how to put a slideshow in the post in WordPress.

  9. planejaner

    May 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    blessings, and keep it coming–when you share what you love…we love it, too.

  10. flyinggma

    May 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement Jane. I love reading what you have to write on your blog. The words don’t flow as easily for me as they appear they do for you.

  11. Thomas Stazyk

    May 26, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Great pictures–made me homesick for spring!

    • flyinggma

      May 26, 2011 at 8:27 pm

      I have to celebrate spring and summer because winter can be so long.


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