Monday, May 07, 2007

Shades of Blue

Now that our fruit trees are past their spring blossoms, most of the flowering plants are shades of blue and purple. Uschi, the flower-lover, takes us on a tour of some of the blooming plants...

Close to home is a patch of lupines
(Lupinus perennis)...

Uschi likes to sit in their shade
and watch the birds pass overhead.

A different species of native lupine
blooms in the shade of the conifers.

The rosemary (Rosmarinus officianalis) by
the house is a fun place to hunt for bees...

and watch for little birdies
hiding in the branches.

Uschi speeds by a little patch of
Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas)

Pretty-boy Uschi walks by a few stray
camas plants (Camassia quamash)...

and stops to examine an Oregon iris
(Iris tenax).

These are quite a find and worth a sniff.

Another patch of irises nearby, these
are a little darker in color.

Finally, Uschi visits a hanging
wistera vine (Wisteria sp.)

Uschi likes his flowers, but

he likes his time with Dad even more!

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Karen Jo said...

You have lots of pretty flowers to enjoy. I loved seeing all of them. Watch out hunting bees; they sting.

Anonymous said...

Ferdinand, you look so lovely in blue!