Saturday, May 2, 2009

Sunday Stills: Flowers and Plants


WELL, This was a really hard challenge! Nothing in my yard is blooming. Not much is even green yet, some of the grass and some stupid day-lilies that some stupid person ( ME) planted above the heat lines that run underground into the house. So the crazy things think it is summer, I am way tired of photographing those stupid plants. I gave up and went to the grocery store and photographed some cut flowers. Then I remembered a little spot that might get enough afternoon sun to have some Marsh Marigolds. Success...blooms finally! These are Caltha palustris, I just love scientific names..don't you? More commonly known as Marsh Marigolds here in Minnesota.

Richard Mabey a Naturalist and Author said " Marsh-marigolds are in decline as agricultural land continues to be drained, but they are still the most three-dimensional of plants, their fleshy leaves and shiny petals impervious to wind and snow, and standing in sharp relief against the tousled brown of frostbitten grasses."

It describes them perfectly! I like them because they are one of the first plants to bloom in the early spring and they are my favorite flower color YELLOW! Check out more flowers at Sunday Stills:)

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful little flowers! love the shots!

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  2. connie these are quite cute & a unqiue little flower
    glad you shared it with us (sunday stills)
    x

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  3. Nice shots of the MM...:-)

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  4. These are my favourite spring flower. Spring has really started when they bloom.
    Steffie

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  5. very nice. Some times it nice to move away from the home to get that fabulous photo!

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  6. Beautiful shot they are wonderful flowers.

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  7. Too sweet. Lovely welcome to Spring.

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  8. I love marsh marigolds and have tried growing thenm but never with any success.

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  9. I like the Marsh Marigolds - very pretty!

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  10. Pretty little flowers. It's Spring!

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  11. I've never seen these before. Thanks!

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  12. I think they are beautiful!!! Great shots of them too.

    Mine's up over at my photo blog.

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  13. What sweet little yellow flowers! Love them surrounded by the green! Thanks for asking about Sophie...she is great! I will be posting on her (and a little giveaway she is doing) later this week. ;)

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  14. Great photos and a science lesson...I love it!

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  15. I have just been visiting someone who lives on a street called MarshMarigold - so this is perfect to see what it actually looks like!!
    (way better than their street!)

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  16. Beautiful photo! I love those sweet little flowers

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  17. Never heard of a Marsh Marigold...they are dainty and beautiful...nice job!

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  18. Wow! I like them. I've never seen those before. Like you, I love the yellow flowers, too. They are like sunshinea little closer the ground, like a gift from the sun for us humans to get close to. :)

    ~Lisa

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  19. Pretty little things! So nice after a winter to see bright sunshiny yellow! and I love those "fleshy leaves."

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  20. They are really cute! Good work! :D
    Nivin

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  21. Good job, you get a big A for effort, going to the grocery store and all. Your flowers do brighten the day though.

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  22. I have never seen a marsh marigold before - they are beautiful! I love the fleshy leaves (reminds me of a jade) and the buds and blooms. Thank you for the bit of sunshine.

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  23. Love your quick thinking. I have some 'stupid' things I can't stop shooting either.

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  24. These are pretty, I had never even heard of them before, not something we have growing in New Zealand.
    Nice shots of them.

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  25. Never enough flowers for me!

    Excellent photo. I love wild flowers

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I love your comments! I am glad you stopped by! Connie