Archive for the ‘Flowers’ Category

Blooms along the river

So I wasn’t sure I was going to make it out to take pictures today but I’m glad I did. I’ve always liked cloudy and rainy days, usually because of the rain effect but by the time I got out this afternoon, it was mostly just muddy.

That said, there were also several flowers blooming along the Meramec River, including the one in this picture. The unfortunate thing is I don’t know what flower this is, so I guess I have a research question now.

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Green Librarian

Back in nature

So I finally got back out into nature with my camera the other day and while the picture I was really hoping for didn’t come out, I still got a few that I like.

The one that didn’t come out that great was of a blue heron just gliding up the Meramec river. It was a combination of my photography skills and me not having the best lense. Oh well, maybe next time.

So what I’ve chosen instead is something that I didn’t need a telephoto lense for and fortunately, couldn’t mess up too bad. It’s a purple cone flower along the trail and actually the same flower I just planted in our back yard.

So until the next blue heron comes along, I’ll just stick to flowers and trees. At least I can get a nice close-up of them.

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Green Librarian

Peony flower

Now for the last couple of weeks I’ve been posting pictures that I’ve taken over in Emmenegger Nature Park, which happens to be one of my favorite parks, in large part because of al the memories I have there with my kids.

Before that however, I took several of my front yard gardensand surrounding neighborhood and tonight I’m returning there with this picture of a peony flower in my front yard.

Peonie

By next week however, I’ll head back out, in large because I’ve been furloughed from my current library job for the next eight weeks. Thankfully thought, due to a buyout from my previous job and other resources at my disposal, I’ll get through this and one of the best ways is with taking pictures of nature.

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Green Librarian

Yellow to white

So again, I’ve been searching throughout my yard, looking deeper into nature and tonight I found another dandelion. This one, while also in full bloom, is at the end rather than the beginning.

In fact, I took several pictures as I became fascinated with both the end and beginning of life with the seeds. I actually thought of entitling this post life to death to life but instead went with the colors of nature.

WhiteDandoline

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Green Librarian

Bees in the front yard

So I just had the yard cut a week or so ago but, before that I had lots of little flowers throughout the front (and back) yard and since I was off work for a couple of weeks there, I took a few pictures of the flowers. I even got a couple with some I believe to be plaster bees just like the one at Powder Valley.

Anyway, since I’m back to work and the parks are officially closed these days, I’ve been going back through my pictures. This is one I took during that time off. There’s something about bees that to me are just so enjoyable to watch and so with that, enjoy!

Bee

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Green Librarian

 

The flower and the ant

Despite all that’s going on all around us humans, the rest of the world continues to move on as is evident with spring. To me, this picture is just another example of nature moving on with this ant and flower. For them, time moves on.

This is a picture I took the other day of a flower in my neighbors front yard. As I took a look around, it was easy to see how nature does not slow down or stop. Hopefully we can all see this and say hello spring!

Flower&theAnt

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Green Librarian

Dandelion

I guess you just never know where you’ll find beauty. Tonight’s picture comes from my backyard. With all the parks in St. Louis County now, I’m having to look a little deeper to find nature.

I’ve actually spent the last couple of days taking pictures in my front and backyard. That said, I’ll probably keep looking there but you never know. I guess tomorrow will be another adventure. So stay tuned!

Dandelion

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Green Librarian

Spring time

So with all that’s going, I thought tonight I would just post something simple. Today, I noticed some crocus flowers that I thought had already bloomed but apparently I was wrong.

Anyway, here’s a picture of them when they were in full bloom, early in the morning:

Flowers1

and after they had boomed, in the late afternoon:

Flowers2

Something so simple, yet so beautiful. Happy Spring!

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Green Librarian

Insects in the winter

These days it seems that insects are what I’m most enjoying when it comes to nature. In fact, I just took up the hobby of photography with my new(ish) camera, and so insects sort of fell right into my lap as it were.

I’ve been having so much fun taking pictures of bees and butterflies in particular, along with all the flowers in my yard. Of course, I just started doing this a few weeks ago, so I can’t wait till I have a whole summer to do this.

Anyway, the article tonight is entitled “Where do insects go in the winter?by Mary Jo DiLonardo Over at Mother News Network. Now of course, my next purchase will be a lense for taking close up shots of all insects. I can’t wait!

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Green Librarian

Farms & flowers

Now while I’m not a farmer, even though I have been a gardener from time to time, I’ve had relatives over the years who were farmers. These days my gardens mostly consist of flowers, so this article was right up my alley.

The article tonight is entitled “Why Farmers Are Using Flowers Instead Of Chemicals To Tackle Pests by Fino Menezes over at Bright Vibes. Love the colors!

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Green Librarian