Monday, January 21, 2008

Wildflowers in Winter



I stopped by for a weekly visit to a Gracious Hospitality and noticed a link to her friend Elizabeth Joy's blog. Elizabeth Joy is having a "Wildflowers in Winter" weekly event through mid-march. With the pale palette of winter dominating the January landscape, I find myself hungry for light and color. I have decided to participate (as much as possible) in the weekly themes. The idea through January 22, 2008 is for participants to post a favorite wildflower photo from their files. Much more information is available at Elizabeth Joy's blog, Wildflower Morning.

I don't have only one favorite wildflower photo, but this one is sweet and sunshiny.
photo by Aisling, June 20, 2007 1) Sulfur (or Rough-Fruited) Cinquefoil

17 comments:

Olivia Kroth said...

The Cinquefoil looks lovely. Does it grow in winter in your parts of the world? Over here it is a summer wildflower.

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Aisling said...

Olivia, No, it blooms here in June. The Wildflowers in Winter challenge was to look through old photos and find a favorite wildflower image. I love the heart-shaped petals on the Cinquefoil, don't you?

The next challenge (or event) is to photograph a wildflower as it is right now. Just the other day, I posted a photo of a dried Queen Anne's Lace (Wild Carrot) capped in snow, but I will probably take a new photo for the Wildflowers in Winter event.

I'm glad you stopped by! :)

Elizabeth Joy said...

You cinquefoil is very nice. I do like cinquefoil because it can be so hardy, enduring even hot sun. Thank you for joining in the fun. I can't wait to see what you will post next.

Aisling said...

Elizabeth Joy, Thank you for coming by to take a look. What a wonderful idea for a winter blogging event. I really needed to begin something new and fresh today, and your event is just the thing. Thank you! :)

ellen b. said...

Oh my, those are very sweet for sure! I'd love to see those in the wild...

Aisling said...

ellen b., Thank you for coming by to see them. They are very pretty growing amid grasses and other wildflowers in our meadows in summer!

Lana G! said...

Love the petals on that flower! Just beautiful.

Aisling said...

Lana, Aren't they cute? Those are the kind of details that people might miss - unless one is a child at play or a nature-lover with a macro lens. *grin*

Gumbo Lily said...

So glossy and pretty! We have a little cinquefoil on our northern prairie in June or so. It's fun to spot.

Jody

Aisling said...

Jody, Your prairie sounds beautiful. :) I have a cousin to your gumbo lily here, but a more "run of the mill" yellow evening primrose. I could not get a good picture last summer, but will certainly try again.

La Tea Dah said...

Your choice of wildflower is beautiful and the photography is excellent! I love the way the heart-shaped petals are so recognizable. I'm so glad Elizabeth Joy is hostessing this wildflower celebration! I look forward to future themed posts.

LaTeaDah

Aisling said...

La Tea Dah, Thank you for your kind comment on my photograph. I find photographing wildflowers a little diffcult, as their stems are so often delicate and it is almost always breezy here. I was pleased with this one myself! I'm glad you came by. I am looking forward to the other wildflower events, also. :)

mjd said...

Your Cinquefoil picture is lovely, but I like the lovely orange flowers in your header too. Is that Butterfly Weed?

Hope said...

Gorgeous! One of my favorite wildflowers!!

Aisling said...

mjd, Thank you! And yes, that is butterfly weed. I love it too. The orange is so vibrant! They are not, however, growing wild. It would be gorgeous to see fields of blooming butterfly weed though, rather than just the few plants in my butterfly garden! :)

Hope, Thank you for your nice comment and for coming by. This is an old favorite of mine too. I have known this flower for many, many years. :)

Karla (Grace) said...

Those are such lovely flowers Aisling! I love wildflowers and am hoping to plant some for this summer. One of my favorites is a native Oklahoma flower called Indian Blanket.

Aisling said...

Karla, I think wildflowers would be fun at your place. Are you going to do them in containers, or in garden beds?

I have seen Indian Blanket, but not actually "in the wild."

warm regards,
Aisling