Thursday, April 10, 2014

Stop and See The Flowers

White cherry blossoms. 
I just can't get enough of the glorious blooms this year. Perhaps it is because I am finally slowing down enough to notice them. Perhaps it's because I just REALLY want to play with my camera. I was joking with a friend that my latest obsession is like digital picture hoarding- I want to take pictures of all of the different flowers I see, but once I have captured it, I'm done with the flower. I suppose there are worse hoarding habits to have!

Anyways, if you are a flower expert (which I am definitely not), please correct any of my flower names. I'm no Google expert either, and that is where my laughable research into flower names begins and ends!

This tiny sweet purple flower (weed?) has the unfortunate
name of "henbit deadnettle". Words like "invasive" are
used to describe it. I think it's precious.

This is a common purple wildflower called a... wait for it...
wood violet. That one didn't take much research.

Tiny wildflower with feathery petals and a yellow center,
called fleabane. Who names these things??

I have had the hardest time figuring this one out. The best I can
come up with for this small purple flower with five heart-shaped
petals is phlox. There are a million different types of phlox...
creeping phlox, purple phlox, blue phlox...

The lovely azalea. This grows on a bush in my yard that I had
nothing to do with planting.

Pink cherry blossoms.

This tree with the white flowers and large green middle is a
dogwood... though apparently this is not the actual flower.
Apparently those green things in the middle are actually
the flowers- or will be, when they open.

Dogwood bud.

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April Jo said...

BEAUTIFUL! If I had a good camera, thats exactly what I would do! I did for a while but then I dropped my camera! :-(

Elizabeth (Rock-A-Bye Parents) said...

Oh those are so pretty! Spring is still coming to our area. My Daisies just bloomed yesterday. It is so nice to start seeing flowers!

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Those photos are beautiful!! After a harsh winter, the blooms of spring are especially precious.

Coming over from Beauty in His Grip link-up.

Renee said...

Beautiful! Thanks for visiting me at Doorkeeper & for sharing this lovely post. Blessings!

Kaylene said...

Beautiful Photos! We live in a colder area & with the longer winter things are just now starting to green up! This gave me a gob of spring fever! ;) Thanks for sharing!