Tag Archives: wildflower

blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary is a wildflower that pops up faithfully every spring on the mossy embankment at the end of our property. It is very pretty but also tiny, and easy to overlook.

 

blue-eyed mary, Pender Island B.C.

 

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A close-up of Queen Anne’s lace, just coming into bloom.

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Somehow this photo reminds me of those shots of the universe where everything is exploding outward.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up

chocolate lilies

I went out this morning to catch the first rays on these newly bloomed chocolate lilies, another island wildflower.

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They grow profusely in an open meadow above the sea, in one of the island’s protected parks.

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I had just gotten in my car to head home when two other vehicles pulled up. Perfect timing! I’m not anti-social, but I find it much easier to get into my photographic “zone” when I’m alone. Now that tourist season has begun, I’ll be making a point of getting out early to beat the crowds.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

fawn lilies

April is a special month here on the island, because many of the prettiest wild flowers begin to bloom. Today I found these exquisite fawn lilies.

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They seem to be very particular about where they like to grow, and their bloom period is short. I learned this the hard way last year, when I went out looking for them and they were already done flowering for the season.

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Glad I didn’t miss them this time.

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