Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekend Wildflowers

We spent much of the past weekend hiking in local parks.

Ithuriel's Spear

I particularly wanted to photograph some wildflowers.

Their season is past its peak, but there was still a lot to see, and the simple beauty of wild flowers and grasses made a welcome change from the exuberance of garden cultivars I see day to day.

I don't know who that assasin bug is eating on rosa californica, I tried not to look :)
I have included common names by preference because they are so charming and evocative.

A pretty patch of Ithuriel's Spears and grasses

Fairy Lantern
I found wildflowers to be a photographer's delight, and I hope you will agree.

A checkerspot on a thistle

Elegant Clarkia


  1. Yes, I agree. Gosh, simply stunning images, Masha! The detail and composition are perfect!

  2. So beautiful, Masha ! They are so delicate ... I feel the same about photographing wildflowers. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.
    Even the grasses are charming ... I can feel the wind ...

  3. Masha, love your butterflies! Thank you for reading my post.

  4. Masha, you took some awesome pictures! I planted some Ithuriel's Spear in the garden, here it is everything but a wildflower! The picture with the yellow thistle and the butterfly is something you should print and frame! Beautiful. Tell me the truth, did you make a deal with that butterfly, posing for you here and there?
    I like the colour and light thread of this photoset.

  5. Beautiful photos, I love the lupine shot!

  6. Beautiful to see your wild flowers they are so gorgeous.
    Have a nice week Marsha

  7. Zdjęcia kwiatów dziko rosnących i traw śliczne, motyl piękne, ale robactwo, które zjada płatki róż mi się nie podoba . Pozdrawiam bardzo serdecznie.
    Photos of wild flowers and grasses, beautiful, beautiful butterfly, but vermin that eats rose petals I do not like. Yours very sincerely.

  8. Beautiful images. Love the butterfly shots.

  9. Smukke billeder.
    Tak for kigget.
    Ha´ en god aften.

  10. Lovely wildflowers, and amazing captures!!

  11. Beautiful photographs, beautiful nature. I am greeting

  12. Beautiful images, Masha. The Ithuriel's Spear is such a masterpiece. I just love this photo.

  13. Wonderful photos, beatiful nature. A have nice weekend Masha.

  14. Bellissime Masha!
    Sai quanto io ami i fiori selvatici, i lupini, le salvie, ed ho fatto anche io di recente un post sulle carote selvatiche, presenti ovunque nella mia Sardegna insieme alle scabiose selvatiche rosa.
    La prima foto, è una bulbosa che ho in giardino, e si chiama Triteleia laxa, è sbocciata anche nel mio giardino.


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