Buds by the pond
"Spraying in process" (water) - I was so glad it was. I deliberately stood too close several times - it was very refreshing on such a hot day. Several children were playing in and out of the other water spray near the prairie bed - how lovely to be a child.
Fabulous flower middles.
Yellow flowers - one transforming into a berry
Crumpled like pink tissue paper
Tiny delicate bottle brush-like flowers
A bee stocking up on pollen
Poppies - just look at all those buds waiting to open
Watering the prairie bed
Korean pine cone - not so blue now - this is only about an inch tall. What an amazing structure
The little pink flowers like umbrella's are crumpling and dying off now. Look at those anthers on the stamens - each one like a pair of tall slim vases joined together.
Looking closer at the foxglove patterns
I really like the shapes the seed pods make when they curl back to release their seeds - making unique little temporary natural sculptures.
Some of the smaller flowers are really fluffy . . .
. . . white fluff
. . . and pink fluff
A friend told me that the centre of these will be doing more - so I'm keeping a close eye on them. The green bits in the middle are curling back a bit more now.
I'm waiting for this strange, almost furry bud to flower - you can just about see the first signs of purply colour near the base of it.
Geometric flower spike
Orangey red little flowers
Little round flowers on long stems - bobbing about in the breeze
Elegant white flowers
A mass of pink - I don't think I've noticed these before
Strange yellow structures among the wild flowers
Petals . . . a perfect receptacle if your stamens fall off
More of the crumpled pale orange "bell" flowers are opening now. The leaves of this plant are mottled.
The inside of these pinky blue flowers have delicate pink stripes . . .
. . . bold stripes in these brightly coloured flowers
Gorgeous cloud of tiny pink flowers
The weight of the "Fab-lolly" bloom has bent the wide flat stem over but the triple width flower is still trying to grow towards the light - I'm sure there's a lesson here
Thank you very much for joining me.