Sunday, March 10, 2013

FALLING BACK !

Blue Sage in the Foothills
"Remembering Fall"

While most folks are Springing Forward today, I am Falling Back to past September when Autumn Wildflowers were producing their blooms. Enough different varieties were photographed so a short series will start with the Blue Sage.

   
Prairie Beauty

August through October is the months when one can find this plant with flowers. Growing in full sunlight and dry soil is it's preference. It must be a hardy plant to stand up to the high temps of Oklahoma in August!

Remembering Fall
part 1

10 comments:

  1. very pretty! don't mind a look back at all!

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  2. The clear blues in the second photo is a beautiful close-up. If it is sage, can the branches and leaves be cut and used in cooking or as an aromatic branch when dried or burned?

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    1. Kate I would have to consult a reliable herb book before using the 'salvia azurea'. Information I found from a quick search on the web was not to informative for it's use!

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  3. So that's what Sage looks like... Both very nice photos, like that shade of blue too!

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    1. At least it's what blue sage looks like. It belongs to the mint family which contains many species. Then there is sagebrush which is a Artemisia afra................????LOL
      One would need a botanist to sort it all out!

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  4. Buring a little sage is the way the American Indians clensed a spot wasn't it? To get rid of the bad juju?

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    1. Correct you are Ron. Just this past summer my neighbors who belong to the Arapaho Nation had a Holy Man and an elder cleanse and bless them and their home. I was outside and could smell the smoke from the sage as they walked their property uttering prayers in their native language. The sage was dried and bundled tightly and looked to contain the whole plant.

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  5. Wow Parker these are beautiful. Would you allow me to use the second one for memorial folders. I work for a funeral director and make custom folders at times and this one would make a beauty.

    Thanks for considering, if not that's fine.
    Felicia

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  6. Felicia, I don't mind at all. I tried to email the pic to you but for some reason was not able to access your email address?

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  7. Thank you Parker. Actually I received your email. Thanks so much. It will make a lovely memorial folder.

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