Edited with Flypaper's "Angelique Glace" texture
Thursday, April 17, 2014
I don't think anyone really considers these hyacinths as Easter flowers, but they are my favorite, favorite color! I found them in the garden section of a home improvement store. Now I'm determined to plant bulbs in a large pot this fall to see if I can create this beautiful hyacinth blue collection. Today, I'm joining with Mona's Floral Love.
Monday, April 14, 2014
I live in a valley surrounded by hills, mountains and evergreen forests. Yesterday, my husband suggested a drive north about 8 miles to look for mushrooms. We didn't find mushrooms, but there were other signs of spring. I hadn't seen a trillium in years because I generally don't go out into the woods anymore. They are a delightful sign of spring. And buttercups! When I was a child, these yellow gems grew in various locations close to home.
|I've never seen trilliums growing in bunches before.|
(clockwise from top left)Yellow Fawn lily, buttercup, lichen on the stump of a pine branch, and an unidentified purple flower --my wildflower book doesn't identify it.
|"Buds" on a young Western Larch (tamarack) tree|
|A forest of young Western Larch trees, which turn yellow in the fall and drop their needles|
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I've discovered that magnolias come in a variety of colors and shapes. I even found a cold-weather-hardy variety along a back road in my old hometown. My new-found interest in magnolias is leading me to strongly consider buying and planting one in my own yard! Linking up with Mona's Picturesque Floral Love.
|Edited with Mona's "Atwood" and "Dickinson" textures|
Monday, April 7, 2014
We don't have magnolia trees in my little corner of NE Oregon; across the mountains is a slightly more temperate climate, where flowering trees abound. I drive to photograph dogwood blossoms in late April and early May, but this is the first year I've gone early enough to see the magnolia trees. I'm joining in with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday --"For The Love Of..."
Edited with RadLab and Kim's "PinItOnly6" texture, Steve Rich's page curl