Monday, May 21, 2007

Today - In Our Native Garden...

SPRING BLOOMS
Click on photo composite to enlarge - © 2007 jim otterstrom
These pictures were taken this morning* in the native plant garden as spring begins to bloom toward summer.
Top left to bottom right:
Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja applegatei)
Wild Geranium (Geranium richardsonii)
Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)-orange variety
Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Creeping Oregon Grape (Mahonia (Berberis) aquifolium var. repens)
Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum)-yellow variety
Grape Soda Lupine (Lupinus excubitus)
Desert Bluebells (Phacelia campanularia)
*Except for the Wild Geranium picture, top center, which was taken last week, and there are several more in bloom today.
And, speaking of today, I hope you are all enjoying the gift that each day is, and the incredible beauty of the nature all around us.
I'm going back outside now...

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13 Comments:

Blogger Katie said...

So very beautiful!

12:46 PM  
Blogger Tabor said...

You always see the beauty in the simple and that is your secret. Can I borrow your glasses?

2:09 PM  
Blogger anna maria said...

Such beauty. I want to get myself some of that wild geranium - the name keeps popping up.

8:34 PM  
Anonymous pablo said...

I especially like the blue flowers.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Lovely. Just lovely. Thanks for putting names to the faces!

4:39 AM  
Blogger Vivacious Vegan said...

I just read this article I thought you might also enjoy reading.

The Hippies Were Right!
Green homes? Organic food? Nature is good? Time to give the ol' tie-dyers some respect
by Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

http://tinyurl.com/2m73lb

4:09 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Gorgeous photos!

9:17 AM  
Blogger MaryAnn said...

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10:51 AM  
Blogger Birsen Şahin said...

MaryAnn has told what I planned to say: I wish you two were my neighbours : )

1:59 PM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

waiting and waiting for spring to flower and there they are, suddenly it all comes to view and my heart loves.

2:24 PM  
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1:54 PM  
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