Nothing says “early August” to me more than sunflower blossoms.
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I decided to fight my heat-wave related cabin fever by spending some time in the U.W. Arboretum. The flowers I came across (like this woodland sunflower) seem to appreciate the heat and humidity much more than I do.
A delicate wildflower, growing out of a crack in the limestone along Lake Michigan. There’s a metaphor in there somewhere…
It’s a pity I can’t capture the sweet smell of these blossoms along with their image.
Continue reading Crabapple blossoms
The tulips are blooming on the square.
Continue reading Capitol gold (and red)
Today I noticed the bleeding heart plant in front of my house has emerged and is about 8 inches tall. I noticed this WHILE I WAS SHOVELING SNOW.
Ah, spring in Wisconsin.
On a cold and dreary spring day, I went out looking for some color. I did find some… indoors (in the conservatory at Olbrich Botanical Gardens).
Continue reading Indoor spring color
Saw some snowdrops today, the first flowers I’ve seen outside this year.
Continue reading First blossoms