Category Archives: Wildflowers

Do the next thing: Breathe.

Yes, Taylor Hill is still on the list of things to be mended. I have not tackled any of the things on the list of “what needs doing now?” since the great mishap of the injured muscles. But time has … Continue reading

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First magnolia buds!

Yesterday evening as I sat outside in the late sun, I spotted the first bud appearing on the magnolia. I counted 8 from where I sat. The wildflowers are popping up everywhere, too, and there was a small orange and … Continue reading

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‘There’s a light…a special kind of light’: I can see the end of the tunnel!

I went out to feed the cats and birds this morning and had to marvel at the sunrise behind the clouds. I knew rain was coming, and figured it would delay the scheduled plumbing work on the studio today. Nonetheless, … Continue reading

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Hope is a dog; hope is fall season; hope is a September bloom

This morning felt more like fall than since the season change crept in. There is something about the light in fall that always makes me think of a special filter on a lens: the air just looks different. A couple … Continue reading

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Oxalis drummondii mature: The end of the cycle

One could think butterflies were perched in the oxalis patch at first glance. A closer inspection was due as this was a curious sight to me and I do not recall ever having seen it prior to this past week. … Continue reading

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Vicia tetrasperma: Lentil vetch

Annual herb that flowers on the hillside, sometimes found alone, sometimes amidst the grasses, and sometimes amidst the fleabane and yellow wood sorrel.

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Sisyrinchium atlanticum: Eastern blue-eyed grass

This species of the Iridaceae family is native to the eastern North America and ranges from Maine south to Florida and Mississippi. It is also native to the eastern provinces of Canada. The preferred habitat is “moist sandy shores and … Continue reading

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Salvia lyrata L. aka Lyreleaf sage

I know I am off-track from the Rogers’ silver-plate versions, but I am still working on figuring things out, so it meant more research. Silver-plate will still be here tomorrow, but these wildflowers might not be. Rogers in all the … Continue reading

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