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Wild flowers! A midsummer walk in our neighborhood. 21 pics
06-22-2013, 10:22 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Looks a little something like this. This thread is especially for UniqueStranger, but of course for everyone who appreciates the natural wonders of the world. These pics were taken yesterday as we took puppy for a walk beercheer.gif

Cornflower and fern
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Vicia cracca (tufted vetch, cow vetch, bird vetch, boreal vetch)
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Lupins
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A black butterfly with white wing tips
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Lupins that invaded a pile of dirt
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Buttercups, clover and queen Anne's lace aka Cow parsley. I'm just reading this interesting tidbit I didn't know: Cow parsley is rumoured to be a natural mosquito repellent when applied directly to the skin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthriscus_sylvestris
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More queen Anne's lace, red campion and buttercups.
Another interesting fact is that queen Anne's lace is listed by the Swedish Army among the 14 most important plants in survival situations. The root is edible.
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Daisies, bluebells and quees Anne's lace again begging for attention. It's everywhere!
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Yes, it literally is everywhere. Unfortunately they're past their prime so they're not as white as they were a few weeks ago. Funny though, after a long winter with snow piles there we get a sea of flowers that look like snow. chuckle.gif
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And these cute little Veronicas
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Ok, these aren't wild, but our rose bushes outside the sauna.
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Bluebells
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A garden with Irises, daffodils and some other stuff some 50 meters from home
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A wooden bear holding a... salmon (?) guarding the trash. lmao.gif
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Some cute tiny pinkish white flowers that don't get the attention they need. The blueberries they grow up with are apparently their best friends.
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Kaiser's crown can't wait to burst out. This is like the neighborhood compost where people dump their grass clippings and garden stuff. Not surprisingly there are some weird plants sprouting there. You can tell by the amount of stinging nettles that the soil is rich in nitrogen and low PH.
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The one that couldn't wait to burst out. My Grandma had these. I love them.
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Red campions
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A boulder that decided to split. That's the view from our living room window.
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One of my flower beds. I decided to go wild this year and leave my pretty weed in there. hi5.gif
Forgetmenots and buttercups.
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And hops of course. beerbong.gif
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06-22-2013, 10:31 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Most people don't realize how beautiful it is here in the summer. Those are some killer pics. we used the good camera on this outing. US the first pic was the flower I was talking about that is so rare, almost a neon blue color. I've never seen anything like it.

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06-22-2013, 10:46 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Yes it's a beautiful season. We also have some amazing sand beaches, but let's not talk about it or everybody wants to come here. chuckle.gif

No not really. You need a good man or woman to survive the winters and keep your sanity.
06-22-2013, 11:15 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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You also need beer and doobie.gif to survive winter here, but a good woman is no.1! hug.gif

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06-23-2013, 02:03 AM #5
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Awesome!

06-23-2013, 02:40 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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It is pretty damned awesome, short but sweet. beercheer.gif
06-23-2013, 03:09 AM #7
j browsing Member
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very beautifulbeercheer.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
06-23-2013, 04:46 AM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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blink.gif oh wow what a beautiful place! Gorgeous pics!
06-23-2013, 08:57 AM #9
whaler Double Smoked Timbit
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great pics guy's but where was mason? beercheer.gif
06-23-2013, 01:53 PM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Oh he was there too, but he didn't pose well. chuckle.gif
06-23-2013, 03:36 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Spectacular! Walking through wildflower fields is one of my fav things to do in life, sadly, I don't get to do it often. Hopefully when we retire we may have the good fortune to find a nice piece of land (semi-rural) in B.C. where I can resume my wildflower field walks and daydream. hug.gif

Yes, the pic of the cornflower is a striking blue, however they do say there is no blue in nature, rather variations of purple.

I see that most of your wildflowers are the same as we have here in Ontario, Canada including the red campion.

Queen Anne's Lace is another fav wildflower of mine, it's so fine and intricate. It's good to know that not only are some of these flowers beautiful to look at but that they are also a survival food. That goes for stinging nettle, where the young leaves may be cooked like spinach and are very rich in essential vitamins.

Octo, your red roses match mine exactly...that's one more thing we have in common. This is getting freaky. chuckle.gif

As for the carved wooden bear protecting the garbage...blink.gif okay...whatever. chuckle.gif

You and JR are quite fortunate to live amonst such wild beauty...so, next we have to see those beaches. chuckle.gif
06-23-2013, 03:58 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I would have taken the pic on the opposite side of the giant woodcarving so you could see it's bear ass. chuckle.gif

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06-23-2013, 03:59 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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I can imagine the flora would be pretty similar there. yay.gif

Ok, here's one of our beaches. beercheer.gif

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06-23-2013, 04:03 PM #14
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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OMG! That's gorgeous...is the water warm?
06-23-2013, 04:03 PM #15
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(06-23-2013, 03:58 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  I would have taken the pic on the opposite side of the giant woodcarving so you could see it's bear ass. chuckle.gif


I'm not into looking at animal arse, sorry. 13.gif



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