Monday, June 18, 2012

FLOWER THEME

Wavy Leaf Thistle

Staying on subject with Paul and Ron this Monday morning, I just happened to have a few wildflower pics that I haven't posted from my refuge trip.


Firewheels and Coreopsis

It was an abundant Spring for Wildflowers this year. One of the best in my memory. Pasture after pasture sported their bounty of color!


Barrel Cactus Blooms

Peeking from under lichen covered granite, the cactus produces a flower almost as large as itself!

15 comments:

  1. It looks like it's going to be flower week on the blog. I'll have to get out and take a few shots, when it's cool outside of course! LOL

    These are some nice shots Parker. I don't know what it is about those cactus flowers but that color really glows in the Nikon cameras.

    And of course your showing off again knowing the names of your flowers! LOL

    I'm headed to Amazon.com to look for a tropical plant book!!

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    1. For the names I thank the guidebooks! "Oklahoma Trees&Wildflowers" published as a pocket guide, and "Wildflower Watching in the Wichitas" by Elise Smith!

      For quick identifying I like my pocket book that indexes by color. A great help! I believe you will enjoy being able to identify Hawaii's tropical flowers.

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    2. We'll found out soon enough. I just ordered a book to identify Hawaiian plants and flowers and I got another one to help me identify the reef fish I hope to see.

      See what you started Parker, now I have to read books to take photos! LOL

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    3. Reef fish guide, another good thing to have for the Hawaiian Adventurer. Don't forget the History of the Islands sites!LOL

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    4. Ha! Way ahead of you on that one. I've had a good guide book to Maui since the first time we went. It has all of the touristy spots in it along with the historical spots.

      The native Hawaiians don't particularly care for the book because it tells all of the haoles (non Hawaiians) where all of these places are.

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    5. They need to learn to share!LOL Inquisitive minds of haoles will find out anyway!

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  2. Another good find Parker! I like the top picture, it seems to me that the flower actually waving if you staring at it. I'm not sure this effect cause from Benadryl or not! Good work!

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    1. I take it that you have allergies? It's too early in the morning for the flower to wave at me!LOL

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  3. I agree with Q, that Wavy leaf thistle picture Is really something! The wild flowers in the middle photo are real eye catchers too. Must be quite a sight to see a whole meadow of these.

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  4. pretty pretty! that first one - i just saw it on an east texas blog yesterday - it's also called american basketflower, i think. :)

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  5. Thanks Tex, I have seen the name American Star Thistle also used for this flower. Whatever one chooses seems great for me. It's a beautiful flower!

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  6. I have to say, you take wonderful flower photos! Geeze those are pretty! I love barrel cactus.=)

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    1. Glad you liked the pics Sandy. They are fun to work with. I too like the cactus flowers. The Barrels remind me of the Rainbows that I see in the Chihuahuan Desert, except they don't have the colorful markings on the body of the plant as the Rainbows do. The Barrels are found in the same rocky terrain as the Rainbows, which grow in the Desert area around Vegas I believe.

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  7. Wonderful colors and assortment.

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