Posts Tagged ‘Friday flowers’

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Although this might not be what you think of when you think of flowers, thistles are flowering plants.  Providing nectar for some insects and butterflies, they also furnish food for one of my favorite birds, the goldfinch. I love the purple topknot that looks like a funky little hat.

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I have no idea what this is (input invited), but I love the delicate little waxy flowers and the graceful curves of the stem.  And doesn’t this quote from Shakespeare make you want to lie down on the bank he describes?

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine. 
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream 

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A flower blossoms for its own joy. 
~Oscar Wilde

At the end of July, I arrived at the park to find an ocean of mostly Queen Anne’s Lace stretching before me.  I took this shot standing in the middle of that ocean, the waves well above my knees.  The next time I visited, the mowers had been there.

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