Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Prairie Flowers

Today was, well, just another one of those days. Nothing much going on. Some sun. Some clouds. Not too hot. Rather humid.

Bailey was laying by the fountain.



The marigolds were not too exciting but he did eat a little grass. Of course, that means it's going to rain.



As long as he was there, he decided to take a drink. The fountain was not on and waiting to be cleaned... oh well, sometimes he really does think he is a dog!



I liked the blooming hosta close to the fountain.



Walking out to the ditch, I saw some butterfly milkweed. They are orange.



Here's a compass plant. These plants are very tall.



The pale yellow cone flower is a staple of any prairie restoration project.



Of course, the purple cone flower is extremely popular.



Here's a little cabbage butterfly sitting on a coreopsis.



The purple prairie clover is another favorite of the northern prairie.



Yet with all the beautiful wildflowers in the ditch, nothing beats nice soft grass.



Thanks for stopping by.

11 comments:

larkspur said...

Nice.

Small City Scenes said...

Ba has the right idea.

Nice shots of the prairie wildflowers. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Oops--I meant Bailey---MB

Boise Diva said...

Hi Russell and Bailey - glad you're back in Blogger land. I love the tours!

Leslie: said...

Lovely peaceful meanderings around your garden and yard. Bailey looks contented.

Jo said...

Awwww.... what a sweet post! I love the photos. And of course, Mr. Bailey (ssshhh, don't tell him he's a dog...) looks very happy.

What a lovely spot you have there!

Carolyn said...

The grass and fountain look beautiful, and I especially like the compass plant and cornfields in the background ( I think!?) and the purple prairie clover.

Your photos bring to life the state in which my father grew up and also some of the Willa Cather books I loved (my dad was born in Omaha). Thanks for sharing the photos of that unique part of the U.S.

Maureen said...

You're right that compass plant is the same flower I posted from the High Line tour I'm doing. Small world.

Finding Pam said...

Just a lovely day to be outside and enjoy the flowers and grass.

Carla said...

I love your photos! And you really do live in a beautiful place!

dyana said...

Good post.....
Lovely photos........
thanks for sharin with us......

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