Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

More Flowers…

Spring is definitely in the air.  Wildflowers are starting to pop up all over the place!  Evening Snow Blanket is covering many a hillside in the early morning, gilia blankets anywhere there is dirt and some moisture, scalebud and tidy tips are popping up in the most unlikely of places…  Yes, my friends…spring is here!

Chapparal and a Friend

Great Basin Gilia

Great Basin Gilia cluster

Another type of gilia

Great Basin Gili

Desert Paintbrush

Scalebud Clusters

Single Gilia

Tiny yellow...Gilia? Anyone know what this is?

Scalebud and Tidy Tips hillside

Thanks for coming along!


3 responses

  1. these are gorgeous

    March 27, 2010 at 7:58 am

  2. Hi Chris — Just wanted to let you know a couple of ID’s for your gorgeous wildflower captures. The pink flower, identified as “Another type of gilia” in one image and “Single Gilia” in another, is actually Red Stem Filaree. And the “tiny yellow gilia” is Venus Blazing Star, a rather prolific Spring visitor to the Volcanic Tablelands during good years.

    Beautiful work!

    April 13, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    • Hi, Kahlee. Yes I have learned since posting these that the local common names for the small purple “gilia” is Stork’s Bill, and around here we call the “Venus Blazing Star” “Tiny Blazing Star”. I certainly do appreciate your input and insight. Sure wish I could meet up with you guys at the ‘Bama Hills, but I will be working that Saturday…

      April 13, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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