These are in the Asteraceae family. There are upwards of 600 species of thistle-like flowering plants in this family. The one in the feature pic is also known as Bachelor’s Button and Cornflower.
I’ve narrowed this one down to the Sidalcea genus – Checker Mallow Family. But I can’t find it’s exact match.
The flash of color caught my eye. Drew me to this beauty by the water. And puzzled passersby seem to wonder what on Earth I was doing as I tried to capture their images.
And I have to tell you, most people I see on the trail walk on by these beauties and never give them a second glance, and I believe that’s because they didn’t even see them. They weren’t looking, and so they didn’t see them.
You have to want to see beauty to find it.
But I can tell you from today’s rapid-fire posts, they are getting seen today, as my stats show I broke all records for views in a single day.
Glad you are enjoying them 🙂
Papaver Rhoeas – Red Poppy
Eschscholzia Californica – California Poppy
Geranium Viscosissimun – Sticky Geranium
The Pearhip Rose or Wood’s Rose
Castilleja genus . . .
I have now learned that there are quite a few species in this family. This one may be the Small-flowered Paintbrush or the Rosy Paintbrush. I can’t be for certain.
Don’t look it up, I’d be afraid Congress has actually named such a day 🙂
And Damn It! There is such a day. World Social Media Day was June 30th, 2019.
Ok, so I’ve been neglecting my blog. Neglecting all of my social media. But I’ve been filling every moment of everyday actually living. Now there’s an odd thought, well not really.
It is actually a very healthy thing to do once and a while – unplug from the electronic world.
Well, I’ve meandered back into the lands that produce some of my favorite wild flowers. And this has to be one at the top of my list – the Mariposa Lilly. High desert delicate beauty.
I love how the little green bee is clinging tightly to a stamen. 🙂 And since I’m back here, I plan to re-post one of my personal favs where I tried to describe this flower. Not re-post per se, but I set it back in as one of my pinned posts at the top of my home page – can’t miss it. 🙂
I’m back for one of those sporadic posts. I’m taking the day off. Time to regroup a little, get the gear back in order, and give the old muscles a bit of a rest.
I encountered this little beauty on the trail yesterday, with its little spider friend . . .
Yes, the sun rises behind you.
That’s what those side mirrors are for. 🙂
The old, one-handed while driving cell phone shot.
I wanted to offer my apologies as I’m in motion right now and may be absent or here sporadically for a while. Hopefully, I’ll return occasionally with a good tale or two. And, of course, to catch up on all of your great posts!
So far, the wildlife and wildflowers have been amazing ! Pics to follow too.
I always appreciate feedback and I was happily surprised again when Carol Hopkins nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. She, of course, received this herself and she deserves it. You’ll find some wonderful reading on her blog. Describing her blog, she says: “I write my blog to express ideas and opinions that just refuse to stay inside me.”
That’s a great reason for writing!
A couple of days ago, I noticed that a reader had liked one of my posts from February. Now that’s a great thing because it wasn’t one of the stories that was “pinned” to my home page then. Generally speaking, our older posts drift backward in time and out of the spotlight as we write new ones. So the reader had to take a little time to hunt this one down. Or maybe they just stumbled upon it. Either way, I was happy they found it.
And then I noticed that this particular piece, Coffee, had one of the highest number of likes of all of my posts.
Ok, so yesterday I talked about how I had attempted to write a story about the use of the slang word “Woke,” and how I didn’t quite land on the mark with that first draft. The post I was working on is part of a series I’ve waded into about the fray between gender roles, well, maybe gender behavior says it better. See my previous posts, “Query” and “Tse’itsi’nako – Thought Woman ‘Being Woke’ – Part 1.”
So, here’s take two – on the Bullshit post. 😊