Friday, January 25, 2008

Where Wildflowers Bloomed





Here are a few reminders, photographed very quickly on this cold windy day, that wildflowers once blooomed. This is my post for week two of Elizabeth Joy's Wildflowers in Winter event. Applause, applause for anything that gets me outside for even five minutes in this deep-freeze! For a few more images of wildflowers in winter, just after snow had fallen, scroll down to my post from January 12, 2008.






all photos taken by Aisling, January 25, 2008 1) Queen Anne's Lace, aka Wild Carrot 2) Chicory 3) Spotted Knapweed, aka Starthistle 4) More Queen Anne's Lace

12 comments:

Olivia Kroth said...

Those are lovely snow photos. Over here weather has become mild again with drizzling rain and grey skies. We have not had any snow at all this winter - strange!

Gumbo Lily said...

I recognized most of them! Your snow looks much like mine. I hope you'll get some blue sky soon.

Jody

Elizabeth Joy said...

Big Applause! Encore! You did great to get out in the cold. I know it's cold here, and I've hardly even gone into the garage! It was worth it, don't you think? Spring will come!

I really like your title. I hadn't thought of saying it that way, but it is perfect!

Kathie said...

Gorgeous shots.

Aisling said...

Olivia, Thank you for your nice comment on my photos. Gray and drizzly weather makes the winter seem long and dreary, I'm sure! I hope you get a little snow before the season is over. It sure is pretty.

Jody, The blue sky peeked out from behind the clouds for just about an hour late this afternoon. After I had taken my photos, of course!

Elizabeth Joy, Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration! I doubt very much I would have trekked out there without this blogging event! :)

Kathie, Thank you so much! I'm using a dim old monitor right now (my usual monitor just died on me and I had to hook up an old one temporarily) so I can't tell exactly how these photos turned out. I'll have to peek at my own blog from someone else's computer soon - or hurry up and by a bright, sleek new monitor! :)

ellen b. said...

Wow these plants contrasted against the white snow are fabulous! We do live in different climates for sure...

Nancy J. Bond said...

Great pictures! I hope to get out tomorrow and try to find something for this week's theme. :)

Our Red House said...

Those images are so stark and sad, yet they hold the promise of renewal. Thank you for sharing.

Kate

Olivia Kroth said...

Hello Aisling,

this is just a short note to let you know that I have started a second weblog. The name is:

http://givethemhell.wordpress.com

I sign there with my middle name,
Eva

mjd said...

These are great shots of flowers-that-used-to-be in the winter snow. Your shot cattails in the snow from an earlier post is gorgeous too. We are having warmer weather today, but this evening is bringing back frigid weather.

Nan - said...

Great pictures!

I miss you! I can just begin to imagine how busy you are these days, probably the busiest years of one's life. I'm so glad you still find the time to post.

Aisling said...

Olivia/Eva, I'll be by soon to read and catch up on your new blog. It sounds like a serious and weighty matter you plan to write about there.

mjd, Thank you. We are in a deep freeze - still or again, I've lost track of which. :)

Nan, I miss reading and writing blogs more frequently too. It is a very busy time here, you are right! Thank you for your kind expression of friendship.

hugs,
Aisling