Monday, May 14, 2007

Mountain Wildflowers in May

The hills are alive with new growth! Fresh green greets your eye on every ridge and hill. The meadows are starting to wake up and spots of color abound. All the flowers bring joy and calm to my heart, but the most exciting find of all yesterday was that the calypso ladyslipper orchids are starting to bloom! I've learned the spots close to the cabin where they grow, and although they are not abundant yet, there are several in each area that are greeting spring with beauty. The tiger lilies are nearly done for the season, and I miss them. But, I will excuse them for the ladyslippers that are now joining in the joyful song of spring!

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:21 PM

    The pictures of your sisters trip to India, and your comments about them have made me do some real thinking! Here I am married into a family from Bangladesh...and I still have that "can't invite someone over because my house is not spic and span" syndrome. How selfish!

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  2. You must have had a wonderful walk this weekend. We should go on a walk together some Sabbath. So glad you found the Calypso orchids. They are so precious and beautiful. I might have to go up the mountain and look for some.

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  3. I have to tell you a funny story about wildflowers.

    Last week I saw this "flower" that had shot up overnight. I looked at it and thought to myself that I must have my husband take care of that weed.

    A little later, I saw the most beautiful yellow wildflowers growing in the woods. As I looked closer, I realized they were the same as my weed.

    It's all in how you look at it. ;)

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  4. The photos you shared are gorgeous...thank you for such a lovely post to start the week!

    Andrea

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  5. We love to see the mountain wildflowers when we're in the vicinity, it's been a few years. Nature can put on quite a show.

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  6. I love the way you put the collection of pictures together. Lovely!

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  7. This is such a lovely post and you seem to take such joy in your life. I bet your family rise up and call you blessed!

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  8. Hello! I have found your blog through Shereen's and have just begun journeying into eating WELL. Hope you don't mind if I link you in a new category I'm making on my blog Heart Journey. I do eat meat, but the evenings when we don't could use inspiring! ;).

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  9. They are awesome ! Did you picture them at your cabin ?

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