Sunday, August 2, 2009

Today's Flowers # 51

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 would like to show you the beauty of the wild flowers of this area of the country. I will identify them if I know them. I'm not sure what this one is. It grows wild in my yard. This is Queen Anne's Lace.
This is a wild Daisey.
This is a very little flower that is called a Orange Jewel Weed (Impatiens capensis) thanks to Tom Arbour and Digital Flower Pictures. This is the flower and berry from a wild Cranberry.
You can see a lot of neat flowers at the above site.

I would like to share something special I saw on "America's Got Talent". There was a good ole boy from Mayfield, Kentucky named Kevin Skinner who sang a Garth Brooks song. Take a listen to his performance.

37 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

All of your photos are lovely. I do believe the first one is 'self-heal' and is edible and full of nutrition. I eat it often. But do look it up before you dine on it! It is quite lovely all close up.

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imac said...

Eh Tom, great post, Like your New Header.

Tom said...

Tom- I love that banner!

The orange orchid looking flower is Orange Jewelweed, a pretty common native wildflower. It grows in wetlands and rich moist woods. There is also a yellow species that typically grows in floodplains, I've seen it near the Cuyahoga at Water Works park in Cuyahoga Falls.

Tom

Gaelyn said...

Really like the header shot.
Flowers are beautiful, especially when conviently in your own yard. We have wild currants and gooseberry here, but the birds are beating me to the ripe ones.

Carletta said...

The daisy is my favorite and I love the pollen specks on the petals.
And, Kevin Skinner has got lots of talent and he really is just a humble man - I'm rooting for him.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That is Jewel weed wich is actually a type of Impatiens (Impatiens capensis. It is a very cool looking flower.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Great post about the local wildflowers. All the varied blooms are one of my favorite things about Ohio summers.

Love the new header photo!

I watched the video--he really did a good job. I have to admit, I wasn't expecting much because he didn't really seemed dressed for it. Just goes to show that you can't judge someone based on their appearance. Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

Great series of photos, and I enjoyed your post. Love your header photo also. Thanks for sharing them.

pra said...

Really good photographs.I liked that very small yellow flower!

Kilauea Poetry said...

These are really nice & I like what you did with the Orange Jewel Weed..Thanks for stopping by with your kind words..your header is great too- somehow the one on the roof just gets me- have a great Sunday-

Nance said...

We have those orange looking flower here too but doesn't know the name, they are very pretty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wild flowers have a charm all their own.I enjoyed your pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your squirrel. A black one. Where I used to live, up the road, has black squirrels.

I like your flower too. The wildflowers like the jewelweed are special and I guess are native to Ohio.

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Pat - Arkansas said...

First: I love the squirrel in your header! Too cute!

I like the flower shots. I never knew before that there was a wild cranberry. What one can learn from blogs:)

Thanks for sharing your photos, FG.

Sara G said...

Beautiful photo's Tom!!
I am going to mail you some pictures tomorrow. I forgot to take them to work with me on Friday but will put them in my car so I don't forget tonight!!
Take care

Marju said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers!

SandyCarlson said...

Love the smart guy in the banner!

And I especially love the pattern your photo of the Queen Anne's lace reveals. Gorgeous, all.

i beati said...

I find cranberries like olives to be so delicately lovely - cool header..sandy

Naturegirl said...

Great series of photos today! I love the queen anne's lace..so delicate as it floats in the breeze!Who doesn't love the Daisy!

Naturegirl said...

OOPS..I forgot to say I LoVe the header image!!

Luke said...

An amazing variety of flowers.

Pietro said...

Splendid flowers post, Tom! I like so much the daisy: so simple, so perfect.
I like the way you've framed the images.

Regina said...

Another lovely blooms!

Grace Olsson said...

i love the header image...your shot are very good, dear
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SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Love all of these wild flowers Tom. Some of them can be so small yet each is unique. Like your new header too but I will miss looking at that beautiful rose. :)

Have a good week Tom my friend.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks Tom, for the stunning photos!

Mary said...

Is the first one Henbit? We call Jewelweed "Touch-Me-Not" because of the seed pods that spring open. Our newspaper has an article today about its ability to take the itch out of posion ivy. I find that it discourages the growth of it in the same area, too. Love the black squirrel header!

Mary said...

Forget the Henbit...had the wrong plant in mind.

Willard said...

Hi Tom,
I agree with Tammie Lee about the first one being self heal, also referred to as Heal All. I could be more certain with a side view, but as it is 99.9% sure.

I also loved your Camera Critters post. Squirrels are very adventurous animals.

Mary said...

Tom, I got my photo today and it is wonderful! Thank you again! When I saw your header this morning, I was hoping that was the photo I was getting :-) I really appreciate it. Those black squirrels are so cute!

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

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Wonderful flowers in your blog!
Thanks for visiting also my post about the first anniversary of TF!

Luiz

Stephany said...

Great photos, Tom! We have Orange Jewel Weed growing in some of the creeks here. They are such dainty little flowers.

Arija said...

A lovely collection, I always appreciate wildflowers.

Tipper said...

Pretty flowers-wildflowers are among my favorites.

EcoRover said...

Selfheal was right.

Jewelweed: it's often a companion plant of poison ivy; squeeze the sap from the stems and it's a great poison ivy, bee sting, or other skin irritant anti-dote--much like the aloe plant you keep in the kitchen for burns etc.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love the black squirrel in your banner!
That jewel weed is also called wild touch me not. And the juice from the crushed up stem will rid you of poison ivy.
Wow, that Kevin Skinner has got something going there. I hope he goes a long way with his talent.

Louise said...

The first one is really unusual.