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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Spring Flowers

 The flowers are starting to bloom and it is clearly springtime in the Rockies. Above is a monk's hood plant with more flowers than I have seen before coming from one plant. I found it when I was pulling one of our winter damaged stumps out of the ground today. Below are yellow daisy type flowers that blanket the ground.
 Below are wild violets that are everywhere this year. Next we will have Indian paint brush, columbine and wild roses. It is a good time of year if you live in the mountains.


Anonymous said...

I am a follower but cannot find the place on the blogs to comment. Having come here via MotherEarth, I just wanted to say thank you to you both for ao many good blogs and great pictures. MP

Linda said...

Bruce, unless "monkshood" is a local common name, the white flowers you identified as such are not that. they look to be a type of Clematis integrifolia. Monkshood is commonly used with genus Aconitum. Just thought you might like to know. Thanks for the plant pics--always interesting to me!!

Bruce said...

Anonymous: You are certainly welcome and we enjoy sharing our life with others. When asked by Mother Earth News 6-7 years ago to participate in the blog we never in our wildest imagination thought that our life here would interest other people. Were we wrong....I love doing this and I appreciate your words of encouragement and thank you for same.

Thank you Linda: The flowers were actually a lavender color but my camera did not pick up the true color. Carol has several wild flower books and we came as close to ID as we could but we most certainly appreciate the clarification. Thanks for taking the time to insure that readers and us know the actual ID of the flower. This time of year we are now just starting to see all the wild flowers emerge and it is a grand time to be in the mountains. We have another wild flower that is similar but smaller and the flower is purple. It has not bloomed yet but will soon. I think my favorite is the violet as they sort of hide in the wild grasses and are a surprise to see. Appreciate the clarification.

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Nishu Sood said...

Spring flowers are not just flowers. They are the harbinger of good times ahead after the dark gloomy days of winter when everybody is looking forward to some brightness and burst of color.