Country Weekend ~
yes, I'm getting drunk on them these days.
I was thinking, as I was scrolling through your lovely photos that mountain flowers are so tender, and then read Williams' line. Perfect!
tender is a wonderful word.
It reminds me of the lovely William Carlos Williams line, "Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks."
NIce! We have ferns growing out of slabs of bluestone and it gets to me every time.
Great quote. Great flowers. The third one down grows on my neighbors side of the shared flowerbed, I thought thy were starflowers (made that up, probably) and rare...maybe now I won't mind plucking...he he.
Starflower is the perfect name for them! (I think the wildflower books call them wood aster, in the sunflower family).
Just amazing your floewrs! I always prefer wild flowers!
I love all flowers, but there is something powerful about these little wild ones.
What is the first flower? Lovely! Second one looks like a sparkler.
The first one is a wild raspberry. (Not wild raspberry flowers might look like that too--I don't know.) Some of the wildflowers make me think about fireworks too (and stars, like Amelia mentioned).
Oops-the first one is a blackberry!
Beautiful Jen! Happy Sunday!Madelief x
Very nice. I don't know half of them. I believe the second one is Joe Pye weed, right? They're selling them at nurseries now. Winston's in Chestnut Hill has a huge pot of them out front.
I don't know all their names either! I think that is Joe Pye Weed.
Their is a vividness in the colours of wild flowers. They have strength and yet fragility.BeautifulHelenx
Wonderful description, Helen!
Hello Jen, It is interesting how the color palette of wildflowers changes through the season, from the delicate spring tints to the more robust colors of summer and fall.--Jim
I never thought of it that way!
Lovely. It must be damp where you are. The second one down looks like wild onion. No rain all summer here until last night - everything so dried out. Holding our breaths in the valley that a forest fire doesn't come our way.
No rain all summer? That's terrible. Sounds like California--but it's normal there.
Gorgeous flowers Jen X
Jen... So pretty! I am always amazed at the tenacity of a plant growing in the crack of a rock or concrete. Looking forward to a visit to the Great Smokey Mountains this coming weekend. Your words and photos inspire me to seek out and enjoy our world! Susan
Enjoy your trip!