Saturday, August 09, 2008

Having a field day! :)

Nodding daisies

I remember how I used to complain about the lack of wildflowers in the landscaped South-western part of Florida we used to live at ........and now that we have moved to Mid-west, I can't get enough of them!!!! Meadows, hills (I swear, Illinois is not as flat as people like to believe), road embankments….............wildflowers are everywhere. I wait for weekends when I can head out with my camera to tiptoe through nodding daisies, vivid blue chicory blossoms, queen anne's lace and countless others I am still to establish the names of! See if you can help me with the name of the pink one below! :)

Yet another wildflower

Queen Anne's Lace/ Bishop's Flower

16 comments:

June said...

I know what you mean! These are beautiful shots...my favorite is the second one...so delicate.

tommie said...

those are lovely!! Can't help you on the flower though.

Figuring out a new climate is something I struggle with each move. Before too long, I will have these plain old boxwoods transformed into a little floral bit of heaven. I have seen many hostas and hydrangeas (spelled right??) in my neighborhood....so I am thinking I will incorporate those into my plans!

Ash said...

Hello there, how are you doing?

These wildflowers are gorgeous. Stunning capture.

photowannabe said...

Sorry I don't know what the delicate pink flower is either. Beautiful flowers and nice compositions even with that huge bee or wasp in the Queen Anne's Lace shot.

Melanie said...

very pretty!

Melanie said...

very pretty!

Melanie said...

very pretty!

Melanie said...

very pretty!

Melanie said...

very pretty!

Faye Pekas said...

I love wildflowers too. Even the ones people call weeds. These are nice shots.

Kerri said...

Lovely wildflower shots Moi!!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That first one is my favorite. Great colors.

Sarad said...

i think you would find a lot of those flowers here in india too.

yesbuts said...

Nice set of photographs

Gawdess said...

great shots and I do love that second one of the pink, so luminous!

Kerri said...

I can just see you out there tip-toeing through the wildflowers :) Gorgeous shots!
The yellow flower with the daisies is birdfoot trefoil I think...or a relative. The delicate pink one is in the same family (fabaceae/Pea), but I'm not sure what it is. Can't find an exact match. It actually looks very much like a trefoil. Have a look at this picture of the yellow birdfoot trefoil:
http://www.ct-botanical-society.org/galleries/lotuscorn.html
This is a great site for wildflowers - Connecticut Botanical Society. I think you'll enjoy it :)
I hope you're having a beautiful summer, Moi!