Country Living Series

Monday, May 7, 2018

The many colors of spring

Now that spring is officially here, and since I'm being dragged daily on walks with Mr. Darcy (and I could set our clock by his determination of when it's time to perambulate every afternoon), I decided to document the many colors of spring.

Shooting stars



Moss




Lichen


Horsetail


Mock orange





False Solomon's seal



Mystery flower -- can anyone identify? They're small and delicate, with a lacy leaf. (Update: A hat-tip to Shepherdess55, who correctly identified the flower as Lithophragma parviflorum, the small-flowered woodland star. Thank you!)



(Here's the leaf)


Lupine


Snails, possibly doing the dirty deed


Aspen



Arnica


Corn lily


Larch (tamarack), just putting out its needles


Nine-leaved biscuit root


Willow, just leafing out


Oceanspray


Red fir



Claytonia


Oregon grape



Waterleaf


Mr. Darcy



Wild rose


Distant mountains


Daffodils


Robins (nesting in rafters)





Tulips


Newborn horse (our neighbor's)


Pond


Ninebark bushes


Fresh eggs


Dandelions


Planting a garden



Arrow-leaf balsamroot



Winter wheat


Wake robin



Penstemon


Avalanche lily


Just some photos showing the beauty in this neck of the woods.

16 comments:

  1. You do live in a beautiful area! Thanks for showing it to us.

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  2. Wow. Awesome photos. Thank you for sharing.
    Dock Guy

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  3. Thank you, Julia

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  4. Wow, so beautiful! Over here in Ontario, Canada, your wake robin is called a trillium and it is the provincial flower.
    Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. I was told by my realtor that I should never plant any tulips (one of my favorites) due to deer thinking of them as crack cocaine. I have been here a couple of years and there is not a tulip to be had, yours was very pretty. I have a lot of deer passing though.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! But how patient is Mr. Darcy when you make so many stops, LOL!

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  7. Very nice


    Carl in the UP

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  8. Gorgeous photos! Would love to have that view everyday.

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  9. That moss has really taken a lichen to that rock.

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  10. your knowledge of flora and fauna is greatly appreciated. can you recommend what books to buy for this info? Thanks......

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    1. Just any plant ID book particular to your region. Try a local bookstore, which is more likely to carry plant books local to your area. We purchased several when we first moved here and they're invaluable.

      - Patrice

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  11. Mystery flower (pictures #14-16) look like Lithophragma parviflora.

    http://biology.burke.washington.edu/herbarium/imagecollection.php?Genus=Lithophragma&Species=parviflorum

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  12. Awwww, life with a golden! Mine stamps his feet and shakes his collar to get my attention.
    SJ in Vancouver BC

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  13. Pat in Alton, ILMay 8, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Great pictures of a beautiful place, thanks for sharing them with us.

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