Posts tagged flowers
The roses along the edge of the parking lot at Stayton Community Center on Virginia St. have started blooming, which makes me happy since roses are one of my favorite types of flowers. The rose above was one of the perkier of the bunch.
I adore California poppies, so when I spotted them growing at the edge of the yard at the Bird & Hat Inn on 3rd Ave., I stopped and took too many photos. They’re just so darned pretty, and their color reminds me of a Creamsicle. I haven’t had one of those in years. I’m going to have to fix that.
A few days ago, guest photographer Denny Barnes shared a photo of a white trillium flower, and he wondered where the pink ones were this year. He found one, and learned a bit about trillium flowers in the process:
On my walk today I did spot a pink trillium but it was starting to look a little sad. I did a little research and found out the pink ones are just white one that turn pink or purple just before they dry-up.
Very cool. Thanks, Denny!
My camera is out of commission – guest photographers needed!
My camera — the very one you guys helped me buy with some very generous donations two years ago — has decided to give up the ghost. The shutter died and needs repaired. It is still under a SquareTrade warranty, so I have to mail it back to them for the repair.
That means I’m without a camera for now. I do have some photos I’ve yet to post, and a few guest photographer submissions in the queue. I’m not sure how long I’ll be without a camera, so if anyone would like to contribute a guest photo or fifty, I would love you forever and ever and ever. Go to the Contribute A Photo page for details. Thank you!
Guest photographer Denny Barnes brings us this little beauty:
I see a few trilliums are now in bloom in the woods. There doesn’t seem to be near a many as in years past. Last year I saw a few pink ones but none so far this year. The rain has been hard on them, many are flat on the ground. Lots of other wildflowers are starting to bloom now so I’ll grab some shots of them too.
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another beautiful photo. His description:
Pulsatilla, also known as pasque flowers (read more about it on Wikipedia).
It is a beautiful flower but it is also highly toxic.