Tag Archives: pl-flower

Red Lily Beetle Invades Alberta

I normally do not use pesticides at my place. I’m fairly tolerant of anything Mother Nature invites into my back yard. So, in 2011, when some pretty, bright red, unspotted beetles showed up on my lilies, I welcomed them. There was no question that their intent was to eat the lily leaves, but I had […]
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Chaos in the Garden

This is one of my flower beds. It has been over 20 years in the making. In that time, a small tree grew – casting more and more deep shade. The plants that liked sun weren’t so happy about this. Some died – I thought. So I planted others, only to have the dead sometimes […]
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This, That and the Other #4 Red Poppies

How does the colour red make you feel? Do you wear red clothes? Do you decorate with red? Do you drive a red car? Do birds poop more on red cars than other colour cars? Do you have red hair? (Apparently only about 2% of people are redheaded). How many red flowers are in your […]
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Prolific in Red – Bottlebrush Filters

This post is for the old WordPress.com photo challenge Prolific.

Red Roses in a White Vase

This simple bouquet of two roses and some baby’s breath will last forever (or until it gets so dusty the roses don’t look red any longer) because I dried the roses by hanging them upside down in a cool spot for several months. After I took the photo, I tried a few filters in the […]
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Right Place, Right Time

Every now and then (but not if I’m in a line-up at the store) I’m in the Right Place at the Right Time! Here are three photos to illustrate what I mean. In 2011, I wrote a post titled Lady’s Slipper Orchids – Surprise in the Ditch. At that time, the orchids were growing in […]
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Bee’s Temporary Visit – Mutually Beneficial

A Bee makes a temporary pit stop on one of the thistles that thrive at the base of The Belchen Gondola. The Black Forest Belchen is the fourth highest summit of the Black Forest in Germany. This week’s WordPress.com Photo Challenge is Temporary.

White Butterflies Hiding in the Hay Field

There is a hay field across the road from us. I love taking photos when it is full of big round bales, especially when the hawks sit on them. This spring, the farmer planted new things in the field. I haven’t figured out what all the plants are yet, but the field is absolutely beautiful! […]
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Blue-Eyed Grass – Easily Overlooked

With tiny flowers only 1/4 inch (6mm) wide, that only open in the morning, it is easy to see why I’ve only found Blue-Eyed Grass in my Alberta yard on three occasions. This time my transient wild flower popped up in a bed close to the garage. I just happened to pass the bed in […]
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Striped Coralroot Orchid – On Going Unnoticed

I thought I had met most of the residents of my forest (north of Calgary, Alberta) – I’ve been tromping along it’s paths looking at plants and birds and bugs for 26 years! But in early June, I discovered a ‘new to me’ plant – a Striped Coralroot Orchid. I don’t know how long this […]
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