Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Native Plant Appreciation Week

On the last day of April, the month that came in like a lion and left like a lion, we stopped at the park after doing some errands. We had to check on the wildflowers.
Wait for me!
Unbeknownst to me at that time, May 1-7th is Native Plant Appreciation Week.  Well I happened to be appreciating them and here are some of our photos.
Glacier Lily

Grass Widow

What is this going to be?
This was also new to our eyes.

What kind of moss?

What are these tiny flowers?
Shrub/ tree by the pond

Shrub/ tree by pond

One of the many puddle ponds around the park that create mini habitats for exploring.

"It was deeper than I thought!"
Hey, there are real fish in this pond.

We left as the dark clouds blew in and before wet socks could make us complain.  Back at home, when the weather turned for the worse, wind rushed up, the rain came down, and we had to put the birds away in the play shed.
Follow me.
Cecil and Hershey let me catch them.

Inside we cozied up with a fire and popcorn. The best part was curling up with my honey on the couch, flipping through a favorite Andy Goldsworth book for inspiration. Stay tuned for our garden project.
Fireside evening.


  1. That would be Andy Goldsworthy's book "Time." There is also a film on netflix about his life and art.

  2. Is this the park by your house? I have to head over there and see these new blooms (yeah spring!) I'm no flower expert but the shrub/tree with the yeloow blooms is a currant, and the flower above it I think is a prairie star flower (lithophragma spp.). Looks like you guys had a great time!

  3. Wow! Those ducklings are HUGE! Great photo of the kids below, too. :)