Sunday, June 13, 2021
Sunday, June 6, 2021
The idea for today's blog was to share photos of plants in dramatic landscapes across the world. I have thousands of photos, but very few are a scenic shot featuring a small plant. Some of that is the problem of focus: either the foreground or the background is in focus. Some is that I never thought to take such pictures. I will try in the future. But, enjoy these:
A field of mustards in bloom in central Tokyo (likely Brassica rapa planted by the park):
Sunday, May 30, 2021
Right now, in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico, cutleaf vipergrass (Scorzonera laciniata) is flowering.
|cutleaf vipergrass, black salsify, false salsify Scorzonera laciniata|
Sunday, May 23, 2021
My yard has very little lawn, meaning areas with a monoculture of grass. Northern Colorado is too dry for standard varieties of Kentucky bluegrass, so having extensive grass wasn't water-efficient, and when we moved here, I was very conscious of the low rainfall of the region. Secondly, the need to keep a grass lawn mowed meant that the shaggy lawn would signal that we were away, back when we took extended trips. Third, my husband, the chief lawn-mower, didn't enjoy the activity.
Sunday, May 16, 2021
We had a blast of sleet and cold rain and now a forecast for rain and cool all week. So I'm posting pictures of tropical vines in flower. All year round, you can visit the tropics and see flowers. Not all these vines bloom year round, but when you see them, wow!
|red jade vine, Mucuna bennettii|
They are more wonderful in real life, with texture and scent, but I can only share photos today, so: enjoy.
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Sunday, May 2, 2021
Sweet alyssum is a pretty plant with white to purple flowers, frequently planted in gardens.
|sweet alyssum, Lobularia maritima|