Saturday, June 28, 2014

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil is a lovely little plant.
It blooms in lawns most of the summer, staying green even in the near drought conditions of August.
This cluster of blossoms has someone hiding inside!
I don't think I have ever seen a grasshopper so tiny!!
I am linking this post with Today's Flowers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

St. John's Wort

I have St. John's wort blooming in my front garden now.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Morning Glory

There's a patch of morning glories along the creek,
and the only thing they have to climb is the grass.
I love seeing the vines wind their way around the stalks of grass.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light.
Stop in and have a look!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Blue False Indigo

Another plant from the gardens at the college,
blue false indigo is a native North American plant.
It is a small shrub, about three feet tall, probably herbaceous
 (at least, I have not found any trunks or branches on it, just stems).
It is obviously a member of the pea family,
and I love the blue colour!
And the ladybugs!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


It's my birthday, and I am celebrating with peonies.
The end of last week, we had more than 2 inches of rain, in 48 hours. 
The gardens were well watered...
Yesterday morning was sunny,
but there was dew on the peonies.
And everything else, I suppose...
Is there anything better than dew on peonies?
I am linking today's post with Nature Footsteps Blo-Ma.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Nature Footstep is hosting Abstracts today,
and I didn't have anything,
but then spotted the bag of light bulbs, waiting to be recycled...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Member of the Poppy Family

I found this plant blooming at the gardens at Algonquin College,
 and it's a good thing I looked it up on Wikipedia - this is not the sign for this plant!!
So all I can tell you is that it is about 18 inches tall,
and a member of the poppy family, and gorgeous!!!
I am linking today's post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Mint, Backlit by the Sun

I had to stop, on my way to church yesterday, and capture the mint leaves. The sun was still low, and coming through the leaves!
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


This is a wildflower called foamflower,
only I found it at the garden at the college.
Their labels make things so much easier.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma.


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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.