A Flower a Day

Yellow Flower

Calendula
Yellow Flower

These beautiful bursts of yellow along our walk have such a cheering effect on me as we walk by that I decided to share it with you all today. I thought this was a calendula (and perhaps it is) but now I am not so sure. My plant ID apps don’t give much of a clue, except for suggesting a type of Coreopsis. So if you know what the variety is or think you do, please let me know! Life has been so busy lately that it’s not always possible for me to get out on a long walk, but when I do I take my camera and never come home without some more photographs of flowers for you all. It turns out that this is a good thing, as the verges are suddenly all cut! All the beautiful flowers are gone. Happily, as I caught them before, there are still plenty of photographs to share with you, as long as you are happy to keep seeing them every day. Have a good week, my friends. A Flower a Day #310  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Rock Cranebill

Geranium macrorrhizum, Rock Crane's-Bill
Geranium macrorrhizum, Rock Crane’s-Bill

This Geranium Macrorrhizum, Rock Crane’s-Bill reminds me of a bird in flight, legs dangling before landing. Or a pretty dancer, legs twirling below a floating skirt. Geraniums are not new to me, but this particular variety was and I have no idea where I photographed it. Just a pretty pink flower for you for today’s enjoyment, as I wish a lovely day for you all. A Flower a Day #309  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Rowan

Mountain Ash
Mountain Ash

A classic orange berried tree in our woods, the Rowan tree or Mountain Ash has these beautiful thick sprays of blossoms, which mirror the bunches of berries to follow, of course. Prior to this project, I had never connected them with what was to follow. Technically this is a fruit blossom, though the fruit is not one we enjoy as the taste is apparently not pleasant and it’s used mostly in concoctions against various ills (with no research to back up any claims apparently). The birds don’t seem to mind though and the odd one will get intoxicated from it. The floor is always carpeted with orange in the fall. Have a lovely day! A Flower a Day #308  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Comfrey

Comfrey
Comfrey

Comfrey flowers were a surprise to me. I had only ever noticed the thick rather heavy looking leaves that I associated with its healing powers as a herbal supplement – of bronchitis, rheumatism, the topical use for wounds, bruising and untold other medicinal applications. Its attraction was in the properties, not in any aesthetic value. And then I saw the flowers! Aren’t they lovely? Like delicate elongated bells. Enjoy this revelation along with me today, my friends. A Flower a Day #307  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Potentilla

Potentilla
Potentilla

One of my fond memories of living in Aldeburgh in England was the beautiful hedge of yellow potentilla (in the cinquefeuille family) that defined the front garden. Yesterday in my field I discovered that we have a flower of the same name, but, a wild creeper, that is not a shrub. This can be considered a weed as it will spread, or a medicinal herb. You will see that bloom in due course in this project, no doubt. This particular flower though is from the shrubby variety and just brings back many good memories of my time there. The house is still there, but the hedge is gone. A Flower a Day #306  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Purple Lupins

Purple Lupins
Purple Lupins

Living in Nova Scotia as I am, I cannot possibly feature a Flower a Day, without sharing photographs of lupins in their various colours! They bloom liberally in the ditches and along the roadsides, filling the countryside with tall blooms from early June for at least 6 weeks. These are purple, but there are white, yellow and pink ones, so you will no doubt see lupins in this project again. Now they are almost gone, so I wanted to get the first one in today to remind myself of their glorious presence before they disappear completely for another year. A Flower a Day #305  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding Hearts
Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding hearts are so simple and at the same time so exotic looking. They almost look like a lovely pink envelope that has somehow split apart and fallen open to let the white and yellow contents begin to drop out. Surprisingly this was sharper than expected, as it was photographed in the same garden with the high wind blowing as when I took the photo of the Kwanzan cherry blossoms. My green fingered friend again… Enjoy your day, everyone. Sending a big hug out to all who need one. A Flower a Day #304  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley

Lily of the Valley looks so fragile and dainty. But plant it next to your paved drive and it will force its leaves up through that drive and be marching across it before you know it! We had to remove it from where it grew profusely for that reason (among others). However when I was in a part of the garden a long way from where it had been growing, back in early June, here was this persistent flower growing under a tree, almost hidden from view. Obviously persistence pays off as we feel it won’t do any damage where it is and it has been left in peace. Good example for us, persist in your dreams until they become a reality and you can flourish in peace. A Flower a Day #303  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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Yellow Roses

Yellow roses
Yellow roses

This is one of those lovely flowers that I photographed at this time last year, before this project began. Though the Flower a Day idea was not yet developed, I had obviously started sowing the seeds for it and was working on the idea. This good size bush is thick with blooms and I seem to remember taking what would have been my usual photograph, of the whole beautiful bush, covered in yellow. As you know the project now, my focus is more usually on a bloom or a few, to highlight the details rather than the effect of the mass. With these, they were growing so thickly that it was almost impossible to just feature one, so here are several lovely roses to greet your day! Have a good day, hopefully with nice weather and some sunshine. A Flower a Day #302  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers posted, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-)

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