Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 20/ Nature Notes

Seen from the road

Some of what can be seen these days as vacationers travel Ontario roads. The largest square is a mama donkey and her baby. Cute, eh?

Moving clockwise: Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis),  Sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta), common St.John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum), common goat's-beard (Tragopogon dubius) seed head and burdock (Arctium minus).

Please note that I include the botanical names because they remain the same around the world but the common names vary.

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32 comments:

Leora said...

Love the goat's beard. Looks like a dandelion puff! And burdock photo is so pretty. Great captures.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Something about donkeys is very humorous, and cute.

Kate said...

You arrange your collages very artfully.

Kathy said...

I love donkeys. I want a couple. My mom (age 90 - almost) would have a fit!

Malyss said...

I'm impressed by your knowledge in botanical things..
i like the baby donkey! so cute!

Halcyon said...

Very pretty. I like the donkeys especially. :)

see you there! said...

Those donkeys are indeed cute.

Darla

Shammickite said...

How funny that you should post a pic of a mama donkey and her baby. I had a dream last night that I had a donkey in my back yard and she had a baby donkey! Weird eh?

texwisgirl said...

how sweet! love the baby donkey!

Tanya said...

love your collage! super cute donkeys!!

Cezar and Léia said...

Your collage today bring sweet memories to my heart from my childhood at our farm in Brazil, thanks so much! :)
Love the baby donkey!
Léia

Lois Evensen said...

Very nice. The little donkey is so cute.

juliecache said...

very nice. I'm amazed at your blogging consistency.

stardust said...

Mother and baby donkeys are picture-perfect! I'm also impressed with the purity of white flowers and universe-like fluff. We eat burdock roots. I love your collage.

Jacob said...

You always do these so well. I had thought that sometime I'd try to do such a collage, but then gave it up - I didn't want to make an ass of myself! :-)

Jack said...

You are a pretty smart patootie, EG, knowing the generic and common names of all those plants. I even have an app for this on my iPhone but I don't think I could find them very easily.

Small City Scenes said...

I always liked your mosaics and the additions of the donkeys is great. MB

Martha Z said...

You're right, botanical names reduce confusion as the same common name can be applied to different plants and the same plant often has many common names.

Jacob said...

Hi E.G. - No, I didn't send the hot weather to you...I'm afraid this is just the beginning of some climate changes we're not going to like. Right now, at high tide, parts of downtown Miami are 3-4 inches under water! According to climate scientists, the seas are rising much faster than they had predicted!

It's hot here, but not as hot as you are. And 90 degrees this time of year is fairly normal.

Re the watering of plants: All of these plants are watered via in-ground sprinklers. As I understand it, the water used is reclaimed water (non-potable) from the ponds in Stone Creek. So, that's a good thing. Same is true of the golf course.

Fortunately, we usually get a shower or two (or storm) in the afternoons and they also bring much-needed water!

Hope you're doing well. Keep out of the sun!

Carver said...

I love the donkey and its baby. Also enjoy seeing what's growing in your neck of the woods.

Sandra said...

great collage, love the donkeys

RedPat said...

Another fine collage. Love those donkeys!

kaye said...

the flowers are so pretty and that baby burro is precious.

Rose said...

Ahhh--I love the one of the donkeys.

George said...

This is another great Nature Notes collage.

Rambling Woods said...

Goat's Beard is on my life to plant.. How do you know all these plants...you should write a guide for your area.....amazing

Tina said...

How cute! :)

eileeninmd said...

I love the donkeys too, the baby is so cute. Beautiful mosaic and photos.

eileeninmd said...

I love the donkeys too, the baby is so cute. Beautiful mosaic and photos.

Arija said...

I just itching to blow the thistledown off that dandelion head. Great little baby donkey although after having had two donkey I never could wish for another one.

jabblog said...

Donkeys are very appealing - I wish I had room for one or two:-)

KaHolly said...

Very nice collage of all things fresh and summery!

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