Friday, April 30, 2010

Barren Strawberry

Another new plant, but I was able to find this one in my book myself.

It is called a barren strawberry

because there is no fruit to eat, although there are seeds.

Creamy Apple Blossoms

Yesterday's apple blossoms were pure white,

while today's are more creamy.

The stamens are different as well.

Of course, it could be some other member of the family, too. Don't quote me that either of them are even apple trees!

Wild Columbine

This is another plant I had never seen before today,

although I could put a name to it as soon as I saw it.

I love the combination of the red and the yellow!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Early Meadow Rue

This plant is about a foot high, and very delicate.

I have gone through my plant book page by page,

and can't find anything like it.

The photos above were taken a week and a half ago, and the one below, this afternoon.

PS Thanks to my readers who have identified this mystery plant for me!!!!

Skywatch Friday

There are so many apple trees

in bloom now!

Everywhere you look,

there is another!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


We will be getting frost for another three or four weeks. At least flowers are blooming now, so the frost is not so hard to take.

Double Tulips

The double tulips are blooming.

I love the way the stamens are hidden by the petals.

Today's Flowers

My grape hyacinths are still going strong.

Most of them are the ordinary blue,

but half a dozen are this dark purple.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thorn Tree

This tree means business - the thorns are two inches long!

But in another few weeks, there will be blossoms on it.


The white trilliums are a few days behind

the red ones,

so I had fewer choices to share with you.

But it took nearly as long!

Red Trilliums

The red trilliums are in full bloom now.

It is so hard to choose

which of the 50

photos to show you.

But I have weeded the choices down to these six.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Apple Blossoms

Cattail Fluff

There are still a lot of cattails that have their seeds.


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