Monday, January 28, 2008

Wildflowers in Winter

During our walk yesterday, we saw several wildflowers wintering over in their dormant states. Some were doing it underground out of our view, but these wild something-or-others were quite attractive above the ground in their crispy brown attire. I'm not very good at identifying some of the native wildflowers when they're not wearing their summer color. Whatever they are, I like how they look in winter.


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Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a beautiful picture Kylee. It looks like a promise of something beautiful for spring and summer.

Nancy J. Bond said...

This flower is just as lovely in winter as it could ever been in its finest greenery. Great pic!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

It is a lovely winter "bloom". I love the way the light hits it. said...

what a lovely 'bloom'. Where it's minus 40C, it's warming to see such beautiful images of nature.

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Molly said...

What a great and unusual have captured the essence of this flower wonderfully.

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Well, you know what they say about beauty, it's all to do with great bone structure and what your pic is showing is the bones of this beautiful wildflower. One comment for the wildflower though: you should moisterize more. ;-)

Silly Goose said...

AH! What a great find!
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Pamela said...

It has done it's winter work. The birds have eaten the center of seeds (and some have certainly gone into the ground, too)

Unknown said...

Yeah, what they all's a terrific photo! I also enjoyed the previous post, "you can't go home again"...poignant but also very finely done, Kylee.

Aiyana said...

What a great photo. I agree that it has its own appeal in its dormant state, as much as it did when it was in all its glory.

Kylee Baumle said...

Lisa ~ I think I've seen whatever this is, when it's in bloom. If I'm right, it looks like teeny asters. I'll have to go back periodically to check on it this summer to see. Then I can identify it.

Nancy ~ I agree!

Robin ~ It was a beautiful sunny winter day and this photo really does capture the beauty that was present in this place.

Diane ~ We've had such horribly cold weather here this week, too! The temperature dropped 50 degrees in 24 hours! Wind chills of -20 are no fun! Now we're under a winter storm warning for late tonight. I'm ready for spring, for sure!!

mjd ~ Thank you! Can you believe this flower head is less than half an inch in diameter? Such detail in something so small...

Yolanda Elizabet ~ LOLOL!!!

Dirty Knees ~ These were everywhere in huge clusters. I just happened to notice this single one on the stem because the sun was highlighting it for me. It was as if God was saying, "Here's a really pretty one. Take it's picture!" ;-)
Love your user name, by the way! I usually have just one dirty knee because I kneel down on my right one when I work in the garden.

Pamela ~ Absolutely. Thanks for reminding us of "the circle of life" represented here. :-)

Jodi ~ Thank you, Jodi. For some reason, the changes in my hometown came to mind now, even though I go through it or by it several times a week.

Aiyana ~ If it's the wildflower I think it is, I think I even like it better like this!
And you, of desert fame, I have a question: Why would my kalanchoe that was previously bright yellow now be blooming white with greenish centers?? I'm stunned!

Shady Gardener said...

That is a beautiful photograph. :-)

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