Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today's Flowers # 46

My friend Luiz from Brazil does the Today's Flowers Meme, check it out. Come and join with your flower photos. Sunday at 4 GMT is the post time.

Today, I am showing some unusual flowers. You will see why in a bit. Do you love this blue color?
This is the same one with a Bee Fly adding to the show.
This is a different one. Check out the color in the top of the flower. Aren't they just beautiful?
Well, here is the place I took the close-ups. Yes, the first two are wild Bachelor Buttons / Cornflowers and the last one is a Burdock plant in the center that makes the burrs that attach to your clothes and dog's fur. We would normally call them weeds along side the road near one of my favorite spots little Fish Creek.
The beauty of flowers is in the eye of the beholder.

32 comments:

Louise said...

I love those colors for flowers! Great close-ups!

jabblog said...

How right you are! After all a weed is just a flower growing in the wrong place. We have lots of weeds in our garden - quite intentionally. Goodness knows what the neighbours think!

Rose said...

These are so beautiful...

Carver said...

Those are beautiful shots of the flower. I always call anything I don't plant a volunteer because sometimes the volunteer flowers (weeds by any other name) are my favorites.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful, I love the second one with the Bee fly. He is different from the ones I am seeing here, great shot.
Have a wonderful day,
SQ

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic trail of beautiful flowers !! So colorful..Loved this one..Unseen Rajasthan

Naturegirl said...

Fishing Guy I love them both! I drink Burdock root tea..good for cleansing the liver and bladder of toxins! Every healthfood store would sell it in bulk! Tastes sweet!

Anne-Sophie said...

Really beautiful flowers! I wish you a nice week!

Mary said...

Love the cornflowers and thistles! Beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

Stunning, my friend. I love these. They brighten our fields and roadsides.

Carletta said...

That first one looks as delicate as crepe paper! :)
Nice shots FG.

Happily Retired Gal said...

Lovely lavender blossoms for sure! No wonder the bee found it inviting.
Hugs and blessings,

VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful closeups! And I love that pale blue flower, it looks so fragile! The weeds I know well! They are growing everywhere, and my little dog always have 10 - 20 of them attached to him, after a walk during autumn. But - they are quite pretty when they bloom!

Wish you a great week!

mkreider said...

Fantastic macros! Thanks for bringing me to your memes. I'm enjoying them very much!

i beati said...

makes me feel I'm out in field walking sandy

Tipper said...

I think weeds that bloom-are among the prettiest flowers.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That is so true, Tom... I'm looking at more things now than I ever did before. All of those 'weeds' now are gorgeous flowers... How 'bout that????

Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I agree,beauty is in the eye of the beholder.Weeds still have lovely flowers.Thanks for showing these.
bLessings,Ruth

Sue said...

There are some lovely blooming wildflowers and weeds. Great shots! (I have a wild milkweed that somehow got planted in one of my front yard beds. I am going to make sure it doesn't go to seed, but leave it to see if any Monarchs find it.)

Regina said...

Wow, truly superb.
Beautiful blooms.

Jama said...

The weeds can be beautiful too, if only we pay them a second look! these are gorgeous!

Pietro said...

Splendid close-ups, Fishing Guy!
I think you've used the macro mode, haven't you?

Luke Wiley said...

Seeing these lifts my spirits.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely wildflower photos~

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Tom. Sorry I am late in posting comments but I was away for the weekend. I recognised te first one immediately as we have cornflowers here too. I find that bees are very much attracted to flowers of this color.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Wildflowers are great too. That first one looks like a Chickory flower.

Marie Reed said...

I especially like how you framed the first one! What a gorgeous splash of blue!

Willard said...

Beautiful flower shots, Tom. I have thought a lot about that concept. At one time I had to mow every part of my lot, but then I developed a taste for seeing the "weeds" and leave a portion of the lot as a reverting meadow to promote the growth of them. I also planted a commercial wildflower mix and will post shots of them later if they grow, but the rabbits and woodchucks may have something to say about that.

Darla said...

You captured those quite nicely.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Fishing,

Interesting and wonderful series!
Beautiful flowers and colors.
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS.

Luiz

Craver Vii said...

Those cornflowers have the most interesting petals, and the filaments in the top shot look a little like spider legs, don't they? Thanks for braving the burrs to get up close and personal with these beauties.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Tom-Great Photo's...the flowers are right up my "hippy" style ally! And they are so vibrant with life...thanks for sharing :D