Further firsts

Things are progressing nicely in the floral community here.  It hit 84°F (29°C) yesterday and almost that again today, and two of our light-lavender varieties have now made  appearances, so I am happy to present the first phlox blossom and the first violet.

Phlox 9429Violet 9466And, so that my post can expand into a different part of the color spectrum, here’s a bonus (and an admission):  I’ve long held a special whimsical regard for the humble dandelion, and I love to look deeply into their details—so I’ll finish off with a splash of yellow.

Dandelion 9442


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14 Responses to Further firsts

  1. Mike Powell says:

    Beautiful shots–it’s so rare to see the blue and violet shades (and how can you not like a dandelion?).

    • krikitarts says:

      I think that anyone who has taken the time to really look at a dandelion has to appreciate its simplistic, joyful warmth. And yes, the violet hues have their own special elegance.

  2. Ogee says:

    You have elevated the humble dandelion! Beautiful shot.

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks, Ogee–“elevated” may be a bit overstated; I think “acknowledged” might be more appropriate. Be that as it may, I thank you for the compliment, and it’s great to see that there are other dandelion fans out there!

  3. At last spring. Dandelion’s are far from being a weed…..what is that saying “A weed is a flower in the wrong place!”

    • krikitarts says:

      I do SO agree! I can clearly remember lying on my stomach in the grass, as a boy, and studying the details and the fragrance in their blossoms–when I got close enough. It was such a unique and heady fragrance that I’m surprised that no one (to my limited knowledge) has come up with a fragrant oil that recalls it (like grass oil, which invokes the incredible perfume of new-mown grass). They’ll never really be weeds for me!

  4. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful blues – and I agree with you regarding dandelions: undervalued beautiful plants!

    • krikitarts says:

      Aren’t they just wonderful? It seems that so few of us take the time to appreciate their proven persistence. I knew you’d agree, and I’m delighted to have your confirmation!

  5. Beautiful, beautiful!!

  6. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gary – this is getting spooky!!! >>> “I’ve long held a special whimsical regard for the humble dandelion, and I love to look deeply into their details—so I’ll finish off with a splash of yellow.” >>> I feel just the same way! I’ve spent a lot of time today driving around with my wife telling her how much I like Dandilions (she has a lot to put up with you understand …) and exclaiming at great yellow fields of the little darlings! Are we clones???

    Whether we are or not, good pics >>> esp the top one! Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      I have long had the feeling that we have several quantum layers more than just mutual interests. We are certainly destined to combine forces one day and spend some quality time afield and in after-capture processing mode. I am so looking forward to it!

  7. Winnie says:

    Browsed a bit and then left the blog…but couldn’t get the dandelion off my mind. Also the echinacea in a later post. Children love the dandelion–it’s often the first beautiful flower they pick to bring home to Mommy. Apart from the spider love story, the echinacia illustrates what I’ve suspected since I first saw the crown in the center of zinnia…that there’s a perfection in nature that my eyes are not good enough to see. Thanks for the magnification.

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