Monday, June 6, 2016

Wild Country Randoms

 Queen Anne's Lace growing alongside a country road.

 Orange Milkweed and a thirsty country bee.

 Wild country flowers playing peek-a-boo.

      Country roadside beauties.

Blackberries in the wild. Cliff, Lidia and Sawyer picked enough this weekend for a blackberry cobbler. 

Country spigot to water all these country flowers.

My country garden Sunflower

Not so wild trailing Petunias

 Country Yard Daylily

Leaves of three, let it be.

Country Purples

 I looked and looked for the name of this flower. It grows wild along the banks of the Waccamaw River. Cliff took these pictures and calls them Gator Lilies. Ha!

jfowlerphotography? Maybe you can tell me.

Last but not least, one of my all time favorite country scenes...Hay in a country field.

Laurie

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  1. All kinds of my favourite windflowers! Beautifully photographed too!
    Have a wonderful day!

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  2. You take beautiful pictures!

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  3. The hay rolls is a very common scene up here...I love it, too!
    Love your flowers...the wild ones are amazing, especially those white ones with yellow centers...wow!

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    1. Thanks, Betsy! I love the wild ones, too. I don't know what kind of flower that is with the yellow center. I thought at first it was blackberry flowers because they were right there among the blackberries. I should have known better. The blackberry flowers have long gone and the brambles are full of blackberries. I'll have to ask my neighbor what they are. She is full of plant knowledge.

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  4. Thanks for the tour Laurie...
    Love those pale yellow day lilies...mine are just the plain orange, and they bloom in July.
    I think Queen Anne's Lace is highly underrated...lovely delicate bloom.
    Hope the storm eluded you....
    Have a great day!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I think the same about Queen Anne's Lace. It is all along the roadside here. The storm is gone, we just had rain. No damage, no bad surf and not much wind. Have a great week...it's gonna be a hot one here!

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    2. Fortunately, we are nice and cool the next few days...
      Lots of rain and wind last night...very strange weather!
      Need to get out in the garden here...and do a survey! Hahaha!
      Looks like where we stay in Florida...Indian Shores...got hit pretty hard!
      More beach erosion...:o/
      See 'ya!

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  5. Purdy, purdy, purdy! Those purple water flowers are Water Hyacinths - a terrible and invasive plant. They can take over a waterway or pond in a short period of time and absolutely must NOT be brought home with you under any circumstances. Some states will fine you for possession of these noxious plants. Having said that, they are pretty to look at.

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

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    1. I knew you would know! Thanks for the heads up. There sure are a lot of them in the Waccamaw River and creeks. But, I'm taking your advice...just look, no touch! The last thing I need is to clog up our lake. Thanks, Jim!!

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  6. Lovely to see all the beautiful flowers! Don't you just love this time of year? I especially love Queen Anne's Lace. It dries so pretty, too. Good to know about the water hyacinth, but they really are pretty. xx Karen

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    1. Yes, I do love this time of year. All the flowers are blooming before turning so hot. I've never tried to dry Queen Anne's Lace, but I'm sure it is very pretty. I'm glad to finally know about the water hyacinth, too. Hope you're having a great late spring. I wonder if there's snow still on Mt. Rainer?

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  7. Do you really know the name of all of those flowers...or did you have to look them up? Either way...they are beautiful. I too like scenes of hay in the fields. janey

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    1. Thanks, Janey. That series of three white flowers with the yellow center....I have no clue and the one Cliff took on the river, I had to ask about that one. The rest I knew.

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  8. Those white flowers with the yellow center is some sort of wild rose. That's all I can tell you. Sorry...

    Jim Fowler, Greenville, SC

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    1. Thanks, Jim. Huh, who would have thought? It's a pretty little wild rose.

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  9. Gator lilies are so pretty! I have never seen them before.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! Actually that's just what my husband calls them. Lol! But, I'm just learning from Jim above that they are water hyacinths and are very invasive. They are pretty, though.

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  10. What a great post, Laurie. I love all the country randoms. I think Jim is right. I grew up in Georgia and the little white flower with yellow center looks very much like the Georgia state flower, the Wild Cherokee Rose. Hope you are having a great week, sweet friend!

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    1. Hey Lynn, I think you and Jim are both right. I did a little googling and it looks like the Wild Cherokee Rose to me, too. I'm going to go back and take a few more pictures of them, if they're not all gone by now. Maybe I can get one of the leaves which can be very telling. Yes, I'm having a great week. I've been able to get in some bike riding! Yay!! Hope your week is good, too!

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  11. Nothing reminds me most of my childhood than wild blackberries... I used to pick them near the village where I grew up, just outside my grandparents house. Beautiful pictures!

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    1. Did you make blackberry cobbler?

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    2. I haven't never heard of that before. I just googled it now and the images are very promising. Now I'm hoping you have a good recipe to share with me ;)

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    3. http://www.myrecipes.com/m/recipe/easy-blackberry-cobbler

      Try this one.....cobbler recipes are all pretty much the same.

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    4. I will try it as soon as I find good blackberries. I will probably have to wait a couple of months... The recipe is not that different from crumble recipes I learned, I just never thought of making it with blackberries.
      Thanks Laurie!

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    5. Cool! Let me know how you like it.

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