Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Few Wildflowers From Summer and Fall 2011

Native Wild Blueberry and Bombus (Bumble Bee)

Erigeron annuus Eastern daisy fleabane ~ ?

Mystery Most Common ~  Fleabane ?

Geranium maculatum, Wild Geranium 

Tradescantia virginiana, Virginia Spiderwort

Amsonia tabernaemontana (Eastern bluestar)

Thermopsis villosa (Carolina bushpea)

Field of Dancus pusillus (American wild carrot) and Daucus carota (Queen Anne's Lace)

Eastern Black Swallowtail Caterpillar eating Wild Carrot

Verbascum chaixii ? and Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Little Skippers on Milkweed

Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower and Aphrodite Fritillary 

                       Eupatorium Maculatum (Joe-Pye weed) and Rudbeckia Herbstonne

Goldenrod and Monarch butterfly with mystery bug

Vernonia gigantea, Tall Ironweed

Fritillary sipping Ironweed

Monarchs on New England Asters

Here are a few of my favorite photographs of some of the wildflowers (and wild flying creatures) in my gardens over this summer and fall. 
Thank you Gail for inspiring all of my wildflower posts over this year and for all of your great work towards preserving native plants . . . through your own gardens and the brilliant articles on your blog, 
as well as, your contributions to the fabulous Beautiful Wildlife Gardens blog.
You are an inspiration to many and a gracious champion for native plants and wildlife. Congratulations on another year of informative posts for your creation 'Wildflower Wednesday.'
If you, dear treasured readers, would like to see other wildflower posts inspired by Gail, please visit 'Wildflower Wednesday' and her wonderful, wild and greatly native garden Clay and Limestone.  


Lea's Menagerie said...

I especially like the Macro shots!
Happy Wildflower Wednesday!

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Carol:
On one of the darkest and most grey days of the post Christmas period here in Budapest, the wonderful images which you show here have brought an absolute sparkle and radiance to this dull and overcast late afternoon.

What you depict is a wonderful record of flora and fauna, photographed in the most amazing way and with a light quality which shines through, and enhances, every single picture. Some are breathtakingly beautiful, such as the fields of wild geranium or the field of wild carrot complete with rainbow; others become a botanical study, as is the case of the Milkwood and the Ironweed. But the best, at least for us, has been saved until last - the Monarchs on the New England Asters. Perfect.

Kristina Bonander said...

Wow, so many gorgeous photos! Nature is wonderful. And I really like your idea in develop a garden were you welcome native plants and wildlife. I try to do something like this myselfe in our gardens in Sweden.
I look forward to follow your blog.
Many regards

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Right now I am enjoying winter photography ! Have a Happy New Year !

Cottage Tails said...

carol - I really enjoy your blog & photos very much. Thank you for snapping & sharing your photos.

Love Leanne NZ

Elephant's Eye said...

What an ethereal wild geranium, then the singing contrast of monarch on aster. A crown of stars!

Annika Christensen said...

Vilka fantastiska foton du bjuder på!
Naturen är fantastiskt och särskilt där du bor. Blir nästan stum när jag ser fjärilsbilderna.
Ha en skön kväll

Rose said...

What beautiful images, Carol! I feel as if I've been transported back to summer, enjoying the blooms and all the pollinators.

sandy said...

This is exactly what I needed to get me into January.
I go from Thanksgiving, to Christmas, to Starting the Seeds Time, to Gardening Time.


Gillian Olson said...

Absolutely wonderful photographs. I especially like the dew and rain covered ones.

Gail said...

Stunning. I want spring and summer and fall back! What a wonderful celebration of wildflowers and the creatures (non-human and human) that rely upon them for their food, shelter and spirit lifting. So glad you joined the celebration. Happy New year. xogail

iris said...

quel régal de pouvoir poser ses yeux
sur de si belles images
alors que nous sommes en plein
hiver en France
à bientôt

ruma said...

Hello, Carol.

 I was given many crops from your glorious works.
 We are far distantly each other, but this human interchange has cultural significance.

 Thank you for your heartwarming message and many visit, in this year.
 I thank for your encouragement for Japan.

 Healthy and Happy new years for you and yours.

Close spring, ruma ❀

gippslandgardener said...

Oh Carol, it has been too long since I've been a regular visitor to your blog! At last we have a new computer and I can enjoy your stunning photos again (the old one was really struggling with anything more than a couple of photos, even compressed ones :( )
All of your photos have such a magical quality, but as always I'm drawn first to the butterflies!
The stamens on the Spiderwort in a sea of mauve is a wonderful shot!

Foxglove Lane said...

Such happy happy photographs they fill me with joy. Thank you Carol for being a star, but also for your caring support over the last while, I can't wait for summer!

PatioPatch said...

A visit to your blog is a trip into the light fantastic Carol. Have enjoyed sipping with ants, flying with butterflies and following the threads of spider web on the bushpea. Wishing you and Flower Hill Farm a very Happy New Year
Laura x

Tammie Lee said...

Hello Lovely Carol,

look at these gorgeous photographs, they are so refreshing to see, I could feel my spirit rise!

Wishing you a lovely new year, full of days that feel wonderful to you!

NHGarden said...

Such Stunning Photos!!! Fantastic butterfly shots! The photo with the Joe-Pye Weed in the mist also caught my eye :)

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Carol, Whenever I need a pick me up, I just need to visit your blog...these wildflowers remind me of my garden always lovely images and a wonderful tribute to Gail!!

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