Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Stills: Wildflowers

The Sundays Stills Challenge this week was wildflowers! Wildflowers are my favorite thing to photograph, so I was delighted with this challenge, thanks ED! I decided to show you just four of my favorites. All are native to Minnesota, all are beautiful , I hope you enjoy them!

Minnesota's State Flower the Showy Lady's Slipper or Cypripedium reginae, she starts blooming around June 20, and is still blooming. These are about 10 miles from our home.

The Yellow Lady's Slipper or Cypripedium parviflorum, she blooms around June 20, and is still blooming. I can walk to this one as she is found along our back driveway. This year there were five blooms! That may not seem like many, but that is two more than she had last year!

Blue Flag Iris or Iris versicolor, this is along a stream about two miles from our home.
Indian Paintbrush or Castilleja coccinea. He is a little more difficult to find, we had to go further away to find a good stand of these, about twenty miles. He was well worth the trip! :)


22 comments:

  1. Wow, these are great. Never seen any of those in the wild over here. Love the orchids.

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  2. the first shot is really really pretty, well done :)

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  3. I love the yellow so wild and looks exotic too. It really made me wild looking for something to post for this challenge.

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  4. The Lady Slippers are lovely, and the Indian Paintbrush makes me a little homesick for Texas. :) It always bloomed along with the Blue Bonnets in April.

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  5. Very nice, I see you had to travel a bit for this but well worth it..:-)

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  6. Very nice. I'm glad I took the time this morning tolook at your stuff. I love how they are he and she and the gender fits the pic.

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  7. Wonderful colors!! Very nice.

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  8. I love paintbrush, but your lady's slippers are quite beautiful too! :)

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  9. These are so pretty and I can't believe that you even knoe the names of these flowers. I am so impressed :)

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  10. Lady Slipper are so delicate aren't they? Love them, great job!

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  11. I love the lady slippers but the blue flag iris is something that I've grown in my flowerbed here and can't imagine it growing in the wild.

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  12. Nice colour on the first ladyslippers, so delicate. Indian Paintbrush is one of my favourite wild flowers.

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  13. Excellent native plants and great photos!

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  14. beautiful wildflowers I love lady slippers they are such delicate plants.

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  15. The lady slipper is very unique. Pretty colors!

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  16. Beautiful pictures and lovely flowers! I wish we had those growing wild around here!

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  18. Looks like my first comment didn't stick, so I'll say it again:
    Thank you for those lady slippers!

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  19. Love Indian Paintbrush but I'm a little partial due to living in Texas. The other flowers are so different, never seen anything like them before!

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  20. Great pics! Very different than the wildflowers in this area.

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  21. Beautiful photos -- we get some of these earlier in the year, around March or so. Thank you so much for sharing.

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