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Where the Wildflowers Are

August 29, 2013
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New England Aster

Flowers fill my flickr account. Georgia O’Keefe is one of my favorite painters. Botany was among my college electives. So, it’s  no surprise that blossoming beauties bewitch me:  sensual, fragrant, colorful.

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Woodland Sunflower

I shot these lovelies during a meander in the meadow at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. Guided by Dave, the volunteer  naturalist,  who schooled me on the many varieties including ornamental grasses. “Sedges have edges, thrushes are round and grasses are hollow right up from the ground.”  The catchy poem stays with you.

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Summer Phlox

As does the sight of the afternoon light on these hardy blooms. Dave  also told the group that hummingbirds love the color red. Something I must share with my mother, but I have a feeling she probably already knows.

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Thanks to Dave, and his guided hour-long tour, I now know most of these native plant names. Except for these pictured above. Any guesses anybody?

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2013 3:21 am

    ‘Sensual, fragrant, colorful – even the wild ones.’
    Why did you write ‘even the wild ones’?

    • August 29, 2013 9:45 am

      Hello Rod: I should have let this sit until morning, instead of posting in the wee hours. Classic example of why every writer needs an editor.Thank you so much for being mine this time. Sentence rewritten. 🙂

  2. August 29, 2013 10:52 am

    No problem. I love wild flowers and was mildly offended on their behalf.
    Like the pictures a lot.

  3. August 29, 2013 11:30 am

    Reblogged this on Bucks County Playbook and commented:
    Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is a wonderful place to enjoy nature and learn about native plants. Take a peek at BCP’s photographer Bailey’s visit.
    — JT

  4. September 7, 2013 7:48 am

    Beautiful photographs. I live Georgia O’Keeffe’s works too. Although my favourite female artist happens to be Frida Kahlo, and Artemisia a close second.
    And about the last pic, Sorry have no idea what flowers they are. None the less an unknown beauty. Ha!!

    • September 10, 2013 8:53 am

      Hello: Thank you! I am so glad you like them. Yes, Frido Kahlo. Amazing! I will have to check out Artemisia, as I am not familiar. At least not yet. I am still looking to see if I can figure out what those last flowers are. They sure are lovely. But am I now on a mission to know their name. I may just have to call the preserve and end the mystery. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Have a wonderful day!! ~Bailey

  5. September 12, 2013 10:55 am

    Hi all – I’m the Education Coordinator at BHWP. The last photo is of blue vervain (Verbena hastata). Wonderful blog and wonderful photos! Thanks for visiting and come again soon.

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