I love Canada Day. July 1st - we headed out for our annual floral photo hunt. July 1st always seems loaded with flowers. Even though we have had very little rain, I was surprised to see what I did!
Of course, the first to catch my eye were batches of Prairie Coneflowers. It's pretty hard to walk past this on a trail and not break into a joyful smile!
Bergamot - oh how I love love love bergamot! They were growing high up on a hill overlook the creek bed.
So darn pretty! Here's a closer crop...
Aaaah - there's just something about purple. I find it so soothing lately.
Deeper into the trails, I found these pretty pink and white bells on a shrub. I'm not sure what they are but aren't they pretty!?
How do these flowers grow without water? These next show-offs thrive on dry land. Look at the big bursts of colour!
I'm so glad I finally took an entire day off with my family. The bees and butterflies were quite happy - they were all over the place. The wild roses are just finishing up. The Blazing Stars are done. But I found something interesting! Here is Blue Flax.
And here is Yellow Flax. ! I've heard of it but never happened upon any. I love that they were so abundant for my treasure hunt. : ) I happen to love the background in this next photo almost as much as the flowers that are focused on.
Had you noticed? I had my big zoom lens on and the backgrounds gave the flowers such an interesting feel. I'm so glad I brought the big camera. I've been entirely lazy all year, snapping quick cell phone pics. tsk tsk.
Here again is a really lovely crop of some Anemones growing in the wild. (I have lots in my yard.)
And some bells - you tell me. Everytime I name these, someone tells I'm wrong. They are so special and so tender, aren't they?
Well there you go - I have lots more but I'll save them for Sunday.
I hope you had a * * * HAPPY CANADA DAY * * * !! xo I'm so glad we went out to enjoy our little part of this big beautiful country. Aren't we lucky!!?
Have a lovely Thursday,
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