Monday, April 20, 2015

DUTCHMAN'S BREECHES, PLUS....

These are a couple of macros I took of a flower I have only heard of and seen photos of, but came across them on our walk near Bull Run.  They are called Dutchman's Breeches.








You can read all about them here.



And these are what I saw on my walk that day, some of which I have already shared in other posts.



Top row, left to right: Purple Violet, Spring Beauty, Redbuds 
Middle row, left to right: Trout Lilly, Dutchman's Breeches, Yellow Violet
Bottom row, left to right: Redbuds, Virginia Bluebells, Purple Violet



I am linking with Laura's iHeartMacro here.  
I am also linking with Judith's Mosaic Monday here.
Thank you for hosting Ladies.




28 comments:

Cloudia said...

Pantaloons!



ALOHA from Honolulu,
ComfortSpiral
=^..^=

Elephant's Child said...

How very, very beautiful.

Joyful said...

Awesome!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The header with the bluebells is stunning Denise, and I enjoyed the collage of wildflowers found in your state.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

William Kendall said...

Lovely flowers! I have heard of them before, and saw them at some point in photos, but it has been awhile.

Gill - That British Woman said...

they look very similar to bleeding hearts?

Stephanie said...

Pretty blooms!

Ginny said...

Your photos are outrageously beautiful!!! And your Dutchman's Breeches...well, they literally sparkle! I did not know there are yellow violets!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Denise. They kind of do look like breeches. :)

Hannah said...

I saw some white "bleeding hearts" like your dutchman's breeches, a cool name for the white ones, at a sale yesterday. They are very cute, I like the glistening white like tiny ice crystals. They are similar in form to the Dicentra formosa which is a native where I live.

Rose said...

These are so wonderful, Denise. I love Dutchman's Breeches...

Michelle said...

Pretty cool that you were able to capture the Dutchman's Breeches!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful flowers and what a funny name!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Very strange and impractical as trousers but quite attractive as flowers!

Valerie said...

I've never heard that name before but it's a good one for this flower. They remind me of bleeding hearts... anaemic ones!

Arija said...

Gorgeous bloomers. but of that family, my favourite still is Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart).
Thank you for your comment Denise. Unfortunately it took flight into the ethers as I pressed publish. They do that sometimes, peste!
My favourite comfort foods are very old-fashioned, shepherd's pie ( mine is made with a layer of spinach between the meat and mash, I happen to have mountains of spinach), leek and potato bake, Boston baked beans, pea or lentil soup with a double smoked hock in it to mention just a few.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Denise, beautiful photos of the Dutchman's Breeches.. All the flowers are beautiful.. Have a happy day!

SeagullSuzie said...

They are so similar to our UK flowers!

Linda P. said...

A lovely collage of flowers. Some are new to me - I like the trout lily and the Virginia bluebells - and some are familiar, but have a different name in the UK. They're all beautiful.

Sandra said...

all those wild flowers are beautiful and i have not seen or heard of the dutchman breeches... it is an amazing flower... super macro shots of it to

TexWisGirl said...

just love the violets!!! be still my woodland loving heart!

Karen S. said...

Your blossoms are smiling!

Rhodesia said...

They are beautiful, wild flowers can take on domestic ones any day. The Dutchman's Breeches is very interesting and great photos. Diane

Debby Ray said...

Great macro shots, Denise! I have never seen a bloom like this...truly gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful ... I love every flower you show and the wildflower mosaic is simply stunning.

Donna said...

What a beautiful group of native wildflowers...how lucky you are to see them in person!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous blossoms! I'm so happy it's spring and we're starting to have flowers again.

Kay said...

The Dutchman's Breeches are so cute! I love wildflowers and these are so beautiful.