Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hawks and Fleas...

The last week has been busy for me, but now school is out, graduation is behind us and the last graduation party attended. Whew! Time to relax and see what's growing along my driveway through the woods...

I have always called this Paintbrush,... but the book calls it Orange Hawkweed. It's on the sides of my driveway as well as at edges of my back yard.

This is Daisy Fleabane. It's so delicate in both flower and color.


So there you have it,...Not flying hawks or crawling fleas,... just wildflowers! One of the nicest things about living in the woods.

24 comments:

Char said...

:) beautiful - I didn't know the name of the second flower so it's good to know. hope you're doing well.

Beth Niquette said...

How perfectly lovely Cedar! What wonderful photos. I don't think I've ever seen these in pink! Maybe I just haven't looked.

Thank you, and have a GREAT day!

Gettysburg Mom said...

Thank you for the great picture of the Hawkweed! It's one of my favorite wildflowers, but I'm afraid we don't have any in Gettysburg. Thanks again!

The Retired One said...

Nice.
We call the orange ones "Devil's Paintbrush" and they are out here, too along with the fleabane...

smallpines said...

LOL - G'Mom just came over and said that we both posted pics of wildflowers today! LOL Really beautiful - terrific pics. I love this time of year - waiting for my goldenrod!

Shellmo said...

I love wildliflowers - I always make little bouquets for my cabin. I think that Hawkweed is very beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful wildflowers, Cedar... Love the colors...

Now that graduation is over and school is OUT---you can totally relax and have a wonderful summer.

Hugs,
Betsy

Laurie and Chris said...

Great pictures!!

Carole said...

The Hawkweed is stunning, I don't think I've ever seen that before. Love that bright, bright color! Lovely pics.

montucky said...

That Hawkweed is sure colorful! I like the Fleabane too, but wish it had a better name. We have lots of it in this area too. Nice shots!

Rajesh said...

Lovely blossoms

Bren said...

Thanks for sharing those orange daisies. I have never seen those before. I hope to find them in my neck of the woods to add to my garden.

Happy Bloom Tuesday Friend!

Tammie Lee said...

We also have those orange Hawkweed here. I think they are wonderful. Some folks consider them a pest.
Your photos are lovely and I enjoyed the playful way you presented them.

troutbirder said...

The hawkwee is so vibrant. My fleabane is white. Your is more colorful!

Islandsparrow said...

we call the first ones "Devil's Paintbrush" - I was picking some yesterday with 2 little friends that I was babysitting. I've seen the Daisy Fleabane here too - although I never knew the name.

The children and I gathered a lovely little wildflower bouquet yesterday and put it in a mason jar on the kitchen table for their mommy. They were very proud of themselves :)

Melissa Weisbard said...

Gorgeous! I love wildflowers. I even appreciate the flowering weeds. There is so much beauty in nature and you have done a great job of capturing it.

Anne said...

Ohhhh.... so that's what they're really called. I'm going to parade their real names all over now and pretend to be Ms. Smartypants! Thanks, Cedar! =)

Jean said...

Love your wild flowers1 We call the orange one Indian paintbrush. I never knew the real name. Thanks for the information. Jean

dog trot farm said...

We have the same wildflowers growing on either side of our driveway. As of yet we have not seen them. I have always called the orange flower "Indian Paint Brush",Today I did notice wild strawberries and dasies growing. A positive sign!

Arija said...

I am so glad your Hawks have no fleas on them. In Vermont there were whole meadows of Hawkweed, a startlingly beautiful sight.
You are quite right about the white flower in your post below, it is Yarrow.
I love your neck of the woods, the woods, the lakes, the wildflowers and beavers and bears and masses of wild strawberries...My in-laws had a cottage in Vermont and sweet memories abound.

Robynn's Ravings said...

I LOVE your hawks and fleas and wish I could get "weeds" to grow that were that beautiful!!!! I've never seen either of those flowers and I thank you for showing them to us. Does the Hawkweed take over? If so, please send me some! :)

Carolyn said...

Lovely photos Cedar. I've always known the top one as Devil's Paintbrush....but what do I know. Thanks for stopping by and have a great long weekend.
Smiles

itsmynature said...

Cool! Very nice Cedar. I like both flowers and your images of both. The Hawkweed comes in both orange and yellow. We tend to get more yellow down here in Pennsylvania while I see more orange when we are in Maine.

NCmountainwoman said...

Clever title and lovely photographs of the wildflowers.