Friday, August 5, 2016

TODAY'S FLOWERS #417 - August 5th, 2016

(Queen Anne's Lace)

I would like to thank you all for your kind and caring comments since I told you about my husband's Dad passing away.  Gregg and I can't find enough words to tell you how much they meant to us.  I have visited everyone in return now, except for a couple where I couldn't find a place to comment.  That being the case I thought I would give you all a collective thank you, and let you know that we think you are all very special, to take the time to leave a very heartwarming comment on these last few posts.

(As I am still learning my wildflowers I thought this yellow one might be some kind of sunflower.  And then I saw a photo of one very similar called a False Sunflower.  Maybe there is someone a little more knowledgeable who can tell us for sure.)

(Knapweed)

Thank you to all who participate in this meme, and for every comment left.  They are all read with great appreciation.

(Ox-Eye Daisy)

Today's Flowers opens on Friday at 12.00 a.m. and closes the following Thursday at 11.55 p.m.  We welcome blogging friends to add their favorite flowers during that time.  If you think you would like to participate you can read more information at this link.


Last weekend we headed to Big Meadows on Skyline Drive.  We have never seen such an amazing display of wildflowers.  It seemed to us that there were more than we have ever seen.  They were glorious!

(Thistle)

(A bee enjoying a bloom of the Milkweed plant and below you can see a butterfly on another.  I will be sharing more photos of these plants and flowers at a later date.)



Today's Flowers was created by Luiz Santilli, Jr. Thank you Luiz!  I am now its host. 


I am also linking with the following memes as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts.  Please click on their names to visit other participants.

Hetty at Tuinverhalen (Garden Stories)
Nick at Floral Friday Fotos
Aquariann at Flower Friday
Laura at iHeartMacro
Pamela at Garden Tuesday

37 comments:

  1. Dear Denise, it is very hot and humid here in Montreal and your photos are a very welcome and appreciated refreshment! I feel cooler and happier seeing your beautiful photos and reading your post. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  2. We are about 20 minutes from Big Meadow! Where do you live anyway? Must be close to us. Wow, some new ones here for me! I have never seen anything like this Knapweed! It is so strange. Nor have I heard of False Sunflower! It does look a bit like a pretender. Love the bee! We DO have a whole lot of Thistles! I think they are splendid! And I love the Queen Anne's. Every year I do a post on them.There are just tons here now.

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  3. So sorry to hear of your father-in-law's death.
    Thanks for hosting this meme.
    Beautiful flowers all - my favorite: the Thistle

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  4. That cloud sho lovely and the close ups of the flowers brilliant

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  5. They are absolutely glorious. I do hope that the beauty around you is giving you some solace at this difficult and heartrending time.

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  6. Heisann, "on the road again" ... all the flowers shown in the post are blooming in my garden for the moment! Have nice late Summer days ;:OD)

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  7. Wonderful pictures! Beautiful flowers!

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  8. It's good to see more milkweed this year.

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  9. I am so sorry to hear of your father-in-laws passing. Thinking of your and your husband.

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  10. Dearest Denise; How beautiful and gorgeous your collection of flowers are♡♡♡ I'll learn about flowers in your blog, I just knew Daisy and Thistle(^^;) I don't think I've seen the lovely looking bee either. Have a wonderful coming weekend♪

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  11. Your variety of wildflowers is wonderful this week. I appreciate the beauty of wildflowers more every year. We have incorporated many into our gardens. Does that make them tame now?

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  12. Denise, I felt the same when Joe died, people are so kind at times of stress.

    I checked with my wildflower book but found nothing. Perhaps the flower you queried is not a UK resident.

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  13. these are just spectacular photos! love them!

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  14. The yellow flower looks like Celosia to me. Not a wildflower per se. Many of the flowers along Skyline were planted by the park Service. I think perhaps the Ceelosia came from the prairies originally. Very resistant to dryness and puts down tough roots.

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  15. Nice flowers! I give up on naming the sunflower-like ones. I have heard them all called DYC's ("Darn" Yellow Composites).

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  16. Hello Denise, gorgeous flowers and I love the sky shot. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  17. It's nice to see all the beautiful flowers here today...a new one for me is the knapweed.

    And the links so far...gorgeous thumbnails.

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  18. I missed your beautiful flower photos and am still sending lots of happy memory sparkles to your family! Welcome back.

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  19. The Queen Anne's lace is particularly welcome to me.

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  20. Love that knapweed - it's gorgeous! Hope you are doing okay youself:)

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  21. Dear Denise,

    such a beautiful selection of wonderful flowers.
    I really like it that you name them every week :)

    Best wishes
    Julia

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  22. We hope that you and Gregg and your family are taking some time to rest.

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  23. The flowers are beautiful and your photos are super good.

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  24. Wonderful shots of the flowers. My heart and thoughts are with you, Gregg and your family. Wildflowers are such beautiful part of nature.

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  25. Your photos of flowers are fantastic !!
    Happy weekend :)

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  26. Hi Denise, glad you are back and with a burst of color with your wild flowers.the Milkweed is delightful but the dear old Thistle is such a pretty flower. Regards John

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  27. I must just say that I thought your three previous posts and the wonderful old family photo's were just lovely. Photo's like this are so special - I know I treasure many of my family old photo's.

    The flowers in your post here are just lovely, all beautiful blooms.

    All the best Jan

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  28. I am very sorry for your father-in law passing. There are many beautiful flower photos. Your photo of the sky line is very cool. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Gorgeous flowers. Love the Knapweed and Thistle flowers.

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  30. That'a beautiful picture of the Queen's Anne Lace. I really need to buy this plant. Yes, it's called false sunflower; or lanceleaf sunflower and there are some other names. These are all native sunflower of the North-East USA. I have lots of them in my garden and now they are blooming; so the whole place is now yellow in color.

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  31. Such lovely summer blooms and incredible bee&butterfly seen from up close, Denise. Again, I just stopped to say hello; (p.s. Soon as soon as it will be possible to have some flowers in a new post, I'll come for sure to join your lovely meme).
    Greetings and, also, a great week ahead in the sunny month of August!

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  32. Knapweed - a new beauty to me! And classic thistle well represented in your fine shot, D :)

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  33. I thought the yellow flowers were coreopsis. I love Big Meadows!

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  34. How delightful the wildflowers always are, Denise!
    Thank you for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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  35. Milkweed is in bloom everywhere here and Monarchs and other insects are taking full advantage of it. Alongside patches of clover, also riotously colourful, it looks majestic. I wonder who decided to append the word "weed" to this plant? Shame on him/her anyway!

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  36. I'm so sorry to read of your loss. Your flower photography is lovely. I especially love the close-ups captured with wide aperture. And the thistle is gorgeous!

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