Saturday, August 24, 2013

Catskill wildflowers












The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
                      - Tennessee Williams

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    1. yes, I'm getting drunk on them these days.

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  2. I was thinking, as I was scrolling through your lovely photos that mountain flowers are so tender, and then read Williams' line. Perfect!

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  3. It reminds me of the lovely William Carlos Williams line, "Saxifrage is my flower that splits the rocks."

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    1. NIce! We have ferns growing out of slabs of bluestone and it gets to me every time.

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  4. 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.

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    1. Starflower is the perfect name for them! (I think the wildflower books call them wood aster, in the sunflower family).

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  5. Just amazing your floewrs! I always prefer wild flowers!

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    1. I love all flowers, but there is something powerful about these little wild ones.

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  6. What is the first flower? Lovely! Second one looks like a sparkler.

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    1. 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).

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    2. Oops-the first one is a blackberry!

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  7. Beautiful Jen! Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

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  8. 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.

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    1. I don't know all their names either! I think that is Joe Pye Weed.

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  9. Their is a vividness in the colours of wild flowers. They have strength and yet fragility.

    Beautiful

    Helenx

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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

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    1. No rain all summer? That's terrible. Sounds like California--but it's normal there.

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  12. 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

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