Bluebead lily is a common flower that I'm never on time for.
In what will probably be my last New Hampshire wildflower season I find a rare beauty I've never shot in the wild.
So this isn't a wildflower, but I'm going to put it in my Elusive Wildflowers category because it's got to go somewhere. There is also some irony in this little story, too, and that's always fun. As I said in my last post, this will most likely be my final spring in New Hampshire. When... Continue Reading →
This post is going to be dual purpose. To showcase these beautiful flowers and to announce that this will probably be a short wildflower season for me here in NH. And probably the last for the foreseeable future. I'm moving out of New Hampshire. Out of New England too. Wisconsin. That's where I'm headed. Husband... Continue Reading →
Just a quickie. This one was really hard to photograph because the plant is a big, sprawling mess really. At first I thought it might have been some long-finished columbine. A little closer and I thought it might be a kind of bleeding heart, then I noticed the flowers were missing their other half and had... Continue Reading →
I found some!! I found some!! OMG! I barely know where to start this post other than to say that anyone witnessing me photographing these would have thought me crazy. It was almost an act of reverence. The fact that they were in a messy state and jammed up next to a pile of dead... Continue Reading →
It's the year for arriving late to the pinesap party. After years of looking for this unusual flower I found the mother lode in Weare, NH. OMG they were everywhere, but just past their full bloom stage. Darn it. You can bet I won't be late next year.
Now this time I really mean it. Elusive. E. LU. SIVE. Hard to find. Hidden. Fugitive. Intangible. I've been hunting this flower ever since I became fascinated with its cousin the indian pipe. That was in 2011. Since that time I have found it once. Once. (shades of Johnny Dangerously) It was in Hollis NH... Continue Reading →
While wide-spread with many varieties, purple gerardia is new to me. Mostly because I think it gets lost in the overabundance of late summer. That and it grows in some pretty poor soil, basically sandy areas which are largely seen as waste lots full of weeds. Be that as it may, I got right down... Continue Reading →
Nightshades are an interesting family of plants. Many of them are poisonous with lethality that goes mostly like this - mmm, yummy woah, trippy eww, I don't feel so good omg, I wish I was dead ugh, (clunk) Even the non-deadly ones have deleterious effects for some people. Those would be potatoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers... Continue Reading →