Saturday, June 16, 2012
They're gone; they're still here
In any case, the Showy Milkweed is one of the beautiful flowers that has just begun to bloom and they should be blooming for another month in the Quincy area. The Crimson Columbine have been blooming for a couple of weeks and still look very fresh where I explore. Should be good for a few more weeks.
As a naturalist, I should point out that the entire life cycles of these plants can be quite interesting, if not always photogenic. Consider following your favorite wildflowers to the seed pod stage, and even to their methods of dispersal. The wind-blown ones and the ones that stick to your socks are particularly interesting. And, of course, after the season of wildflower blooming, my writing and photography on these blog shifts toward bugs, seeds, and more permanent aspects of the landscape - water, rocks, clouds, etc.
For those who thrive on anticipation as I do, the Leopard Lilies are about to burst forth with orange any day now around the Greenville Y and along the tributaries to Spanish Creek near Oakland Camp. Berry Creek is my favorite spot to view them. I'm guessing Monday will be good.