Friday, January 30, 2015

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 334

You can find all kinds of beautiful flowers from around the world if you click here.  Our new link opens on Saturday at 12.00 a.m. (East Coast Standard Time USA) and closes the following Thursday at 11.30 p.m.



At the beginning of September 2014 we took a different walk on Manassas Battlefield.  This was a quieter area and not everyone knows that it is there.  Apart from one or two people we were the only ones in sight for ninety-nine percent of the time, and we were there for almost two hours.



I am not too good at identifying wildflowers.  Maybe one of you lovely people will help me out.


Added note: 1-31-15  I have been trying to identify this wildflower below, and I think I may have found it.  I started scrolling down on this page and when I came to the 11th photo it was almost identifical to my photo.  You can take a look at the page here.  It is a great blog hosted by DenPro called Field Biology in Southeastern Ohio and has some great information on there.   If I have it correct this is a Waterpepper or Pennsylvania Smartweed, Polygonum pensylvanicum.  There are similar ones it might be also.  I would be very interested in any feedback you might have.





Ginny from Let Your Light Shine says this is a Wild Sunflower, thank you Ginny.  I have Ginny's link to her blog below.









These Oak leaves were identified by Dianne over at Schmidleysscribblings.  Her blog is here.  Thanks Dianne!












Thank you Beatrice Euphemie for identifying my purple flower below as Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris - see here to read more).  You can visit Beatrice's blog here.  Thank you Beatrice.




Luiz Santilli Jnr created Today's Flowers and asked me a few years ago to take over his role as host.  I was very happy to do so.  He occasionally pops in to say hello, so "Hello Luiz and thank you!"


Today's Flowers' home page can be found here.






I am linking with Laura's iHeartMacro here.



Thanks to Ginny of Let Your light Shine she identified the wildflower above.  I was surprised to find out that it was the Queen Anne's Lace.  I have never seen it in this stage before.  This is after the blooms have gone and the stems begin to curl into themselves. Ginny also identified my yellow flower fourth from the top, the Wild Sunflower.  Thanks so much Ginny.  You can visit Ginny at her blog here.






I got a little creative thank's to Judith's Mosaic Monday.  
Since I have been participating in this particular meme, I have enjoyed playing more with my Paint Shop Pro program.






Thank you for these lovely memes Ladies