Friday, June 7, 2013
Morning Mist and Wildflowers
Up and out early for my walk this morning. Singing "Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day!"
The wonderfully exotic flower of the Florida anise. The scent is hard to describe. Most people don't like it, but I do. It's an earthy, musky, spicy smell that permeates this area in the morning.
A beautiful and delicate little wildflower called Indian Pink, although the bloom is bright red with a little white star popping out of the center when it opens. I think it should be called something like firecracker, because it reminds me of fireworks.
I'm not sure what this one is. Is it foam flower?
Lovely purpley blue spiderwort. Terrible name, lovely plant.
I hung this bird feeder in a dogwood tree on the trail that runs alongside the creek. I'm not sure how I feel about adding artificial ornamentation out here. It was hanging on the back porch last year, and the only thing that used it was a family of red wasps that would get really snippy if you accidentally bumped into it, so it had to moved. I'm still trying to decide if I should leave it here. It does look nice, I think.
I love it when this happens. A shaft of morning light pierces the deep shade and illuminates like a spotlight. Gorgeous.
Not sure what this one is either, but I think it might be mealy sage. Really, can't we come up with some nicer names?
Stumped on this one too, I'm afraid. It's much more blue that this photo shows. Purpley blue seems to be a very popular color amongst our local wildflowers.
The most precious one of all - a sweet offering from my baby boy.
Happy weekend everyone!