Saturday, April 19, 2014
It is now LATER: I'll start with the common or popular names of these. Above photo is the Stout-beaked Toothwort, a member of the mustard family. Below is a Stickseed, a member of the Borage family that contains Forget-me-nots and Fiddleneck.
Friday, April 18, 2014
busy weekend ahead of me, but beginning next week I plan to record spring wildflowers and their invertebrate visitors with more regularity. I'll also be blogging, AKA ranting, about environmental
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
In Quincy, it's another story. The first tulips I noticed this spring bloomed in a sunny spot in front of a downtown cafe. There were perhaps a dozen blooming about a month ago. I live only a few blocks away from said cafe, but I am on the shady, north-facing slope of Claremont Mountain. This morning, I celebrated my first bloom of tulips for the year. Two, in fact. I could have stared at them for a long time and sketched and photographed from many angles, and maybe waited awhile to pay another visit when the sun angle changed. But, I was too busy. I did capture these few images while I marveled at the details of tulip anatomy as well as their amazing hardiness. No bugs bother them, and they come up every spring despite my extreme neglect as a gardener.