Thursday, May 21, 2009

Starflowers...

While walking in the wooded area on the hill below my front deck I showed you the ground covered with Gaywings. Sprinkled among the Gaywings were many Starflowers. The Starflowers are the same size as the Gaywings, very small and low to the ground.



Here there are two blooming, and one bud not yet opened which is nearly invisible against the leaf in the upper left of this photo.

I couldn't decide which shot I like the best, the first one or this one so I've posted both!

When I get home from work this afternoon I will be leaving to go camping for the weekend,... see you all when I get back.


Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, but don't forget why we have this holiday,... our dedicated servicemen and women. A tip of the camera lens to you all, -- without you we wouldn't have the freedoms we have today. Thank you!






18 comments:

Michele said...

Your wildflowers are coming up nicely out there, hey? Ours is too. It's so pretty now to go for walks again!

Hugs♥

Laurie and Chris said...

I have never seen this flower either. It is so pretty. Have a great time camping!

Char said...

so beautiful and delicate

alskamom said...

Those Starflowers are so pretty, Cedar. They look so delicate.
Enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend and have a wonderful time camping!!

Jean said...

I love seeing these tiny wild flowers. I've spent my whole life in the woods and never have seen these or I was never looking hard enough! Thank you for posting them. Have a great weekend. Jean

Beth Niquette said...

How very beautiful! I have seen these flowers in the mountains, and in the woods of my childhood. we also had another type of star flower. The stem would hold several starflowers--they were shaped like shooting stars. The leaves were soft and rather triangular--but masses of them, with the stems rising from their midst.

I love your photography! Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers--I haven't seen them for years! Brought back so many memories.

dog trot farm said...

Have a great Holiday. There are many treasures to behold while walking through the woods, Star flowers are lovelyand soon Lady Slippers will be popping up.

Carolyn said...

Cedar, these are beautiful flowers and your photography is amazing. We here star flowers here on Haida Gwaii also.
Safe journey and have a wonderful long weekend.
Smiles

smallpines said...

Cheers for camping! We're doing much the same -- the fifth wheel arrives Saturday! Bet you're enjoying your camping right now! Neat flower. So simple and dainty.

Carole said...

What a pretty little flower, so delicate and so cheerful! Have a GREAT time camping - I'm jealous! Have a s'more for me! :-)

montucky said...

Thanks for posting the great photos of that beautiful flower, one we do not have in my area. I hope you have an enjoyable and safe weekend!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cedar, the Starflowers are gorgeous. they just look so precious growing there. I love them!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

itsmynature said...

Beautiful flowers nicely captured. I hate to say it Cedar but you have to get down on the ground and get up close and personal with those babies!

Hope all is well with you. I am trying to piece things back together. Hopefully this weekend can be a catalyst!

troutbirder said...

Enjoy your campout Cedar, It should be a great weekend.

Shellmo said...

I love all the shots you posted! Have a wonderful weekend camping! Hope you take some photos!

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely post~
Beautiful flower images and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Islandsparrow said...

Hi Cedar

Thanks for dropping over to my blog. When I came here, I was captured by your banner - how beautiful and serene. It reminds me of Milford House in Nova Scotia - a lodge and cabins that my family used to visit. Each cabin had a little dock on the lake. So beautiful!

Our starflowers are blooming now too and also the trilliums. We're just waiting for our lily of the valley and Lady's Slipper.

Thanks again for coming by!

Bren said...

This is wonderful..... I don't have one of these in my garden. Thank you for stopping by my garden. I can't wait to stop by yours again soon. Happy Spring!