Hieracium

Hawkweed, Heraklion
Hawkweed, Hieracium

This time my a Flower a Day to wish you all a wonderful day (or evening) is a photograph that I am so delighted is to be published in print as part of a collection of images taken from July to September of this year in a photographic group to which I belong. This is a member of the sunflower family, known as hawkweed – Hieracium being the official name. It’s closely related to the dandelion you can tell), chicory, prickly lettuce and sow thistle.

I am also featuring, for those who have already seen today’s photograph, an older post of mine from the days of G+. This image is of a wonderful flower, a favourite of mine, a Passiflora or Passion Flower, looking to me as if it had been designed by someone in Pixar Studios. You can see the photograph by viewing in the gallery below, and you will find the original post here. With these two beautiful flowers I am sending my warm regards to all my friends today and wishing you a weekend filled with beauty wherever you may be.

Passiflora
Passiflora

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Lobelia

Lobelia
Lobelia

If ‘two’s a company and three’s a crowd’ then what is this? They are certainly all crowding together, all on top of each other in little white blooms for today’s A Flower a Day posting. I am used to the hanging lobelia, my favourite being blue ones, but I haven’t seen those in years. This was a more upright plant in a garden in the city that I passed by a few weeks ago when we actually were able to go into the city! This crowd has certainly gone home until next year, so I’m glad I caught the memory to help carry me through until next time. It is wonderful to have so many friends as this project seems to have made for me. Thanks to one and all for the warm messages. I send mine back to you all in this happy photograph.

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Alpine Aster

Alpine Aster, Michaelmas Daisy, or Aspen Daisy
Alpine Aster, Michaelmas Daisy or Aspen Daisy

This is one of my happiest finds for World Wild Aspen day! (Yes, it’s that time again for our A Flower a Day project.) I had had a discussion with a viewer who asked me if we had any dark blue ones in our area, but up to that point I had never seen any. Shortly after that exchange, on my regular walk, not even anywhere particularly exotic, but on the opposite side of the road to my usual, I spotted this single clump of dark blue asters. My search brought up several names for it including Alpine Aster and Aspen Daisy which were both new to me. The Michaelmas Daisy name was familiar, but I love the new, more exotic ones which conjure up images of Colorado (Aspen) and Switzerland (Alpine), at a time when the only travelling I can do is in my head! Let your imagination take you where you will today – Europe or wherever you like with these lovely blue blooms. I hope they divert you enough to briefly banish any cares you may have today, my friends.

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Canadian Goldenrod

Canadian Goldenrod
Canadian Goldenrod

As we were enjoying a bee image yesterday, I thought I would stay on a roll and keep with the theme. In today’s A Flower a Day, there are two bees on the ubiquitous Canadian Goldenrod plant captured as I usually do with my Helios 44-2 vintage lens. This plant is often mistakenly blamed for hay fever, which is a pity as its golden light brightens banks and fields through the countryside and obviously is much loved by bees and other insects. I hope that this cheery yellow flower and busy bee brightens your day!

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Blazingstar

Prairie blazingstar, Liatris pycnostachya
Prairie blazingstar, Liatris pycnostachya

This beautiful flower was photographed in our area a few years ago, though I have no memory of exactly where. I am not 100% sure of the name, but a search seemed to consistently give me this result, so I am going with it. Its beautiful colour and lovely contrast to the bee on it made it one that I wanted to include in my A Flower a Day project. My thought is that a bee merits a posting! So enjoy the bee and the blazingstar and have a lovely day friends.

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Schlumbergera

Schlumbergera
Schlumbergera

A hardware store seems hardly the place to find such a wonderfully delicate bloom for today’s A Flower a Day. But that’s exactly where this lovely plant was sitting, next to the snowblowers, generators, bags of rock salt and racks of workshop tools. It pays to keep your eyes open for the beauty to be found in unusual and mundane situations. Who would have thought? It reminds me of lyrics from the Leonard Cohen song ”Suzanne” – “She shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers”… I must remember this when I take my camera on my walk today. Because you never know.

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