Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 27/ Nature Notes

South-central Ontario this week

Like most of eastern North America, the weather here has been sizzling hot. I hope the colours in this mosaic convey that message.

In the largest square you can see this bee is delighted with the pollen it found on this wild mustard (Sinapsis arvensis).  Moving clockwise: a cultivated daylily (Hemerocallis) in my garden,  ant on bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), red honeysucle berries (Loncera ssp), butternuts (Juglans cineria) and wild perennial sweet peas (Lathyrus latifolius).

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

Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.


27 comments:

Francisca said...

I so enjoy your Nature Notes montages. Today's is no exception. Stay cool and drink lots of lemonade, EG! Here we have a tropical storm in its third day and it makes our house move slightly inconvenient.

Elisa said...

Your nature notes are so cute!
Have a nice day
Elisa, en Argentina

Halcyon said...

What a great close-up on that bee! I always love your nature/flower shots. This mosaic is really nice. :)

see you there! said...

The ant on the thistle is my favorite of this set. There is something about a blooming thistle that makes me happy.

Darla

Sandra said...

bee shot is super, i like the ant on the flower too. we have ants on all our flowers right now, more than we normally do, lots of them, small and large. some of them i don't see until i upload my flower pics. nice collage.

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful collage. Beautiful.

Judy said...

Beautiful...I'm seeing a couple that I've not seen before.

Jacob said...

I see so many colors
Flora beautiful
Peach and red and yellow
Even glorious purple
And there upon the petal
I see a busy bee
Reminding me I've got to run
Someone's calling me!

"Coming dear! Bye."


"...the thrill of the hunt"! You are sooooo funny!

Rambling Woods said...

I added your link for you as I was on the reader...so that is bull thistle... learned something again. It grows across the pond.. we need rain here in western NY too...Michelle

Tina said...

Wonderful collage! :)

Kathy said...

Colorful collage!

clairz said...

Beautiful flowers photos. I just remembered that I used to read the Jalna novels long ago. Weren't they set in early Ontario?

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful colors!

MyMaracas said...

Yes, summer is in full bloom in your area and in your photos. Very pretty!

Kaori said...

I always like your collages! Wonderful shots up close! Hope the heat cools down a little :D

Jedediah said...

The bee photo made me laugh, look at that grin :D Do the butternuts taste similar to "normal" walnuts?

Carver said...

Everything looks very healthy in spit of the heat. Beautiful shots.

VP said...

Love the scenes and the colors!

Lorna said...

I never knew sweet peas grew wild---sweet pea is my favourite flower (of the minute)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every picture is perfect and combined make the perfect mosaic. It's wonderful that you know the scientific names. I love wildflowers, but am lucky if I know the common names. Thank you for the lovely post.

RedPat said...

another wonderful collage and you are right - they are hot summer colours!

Small City Scenes said...

I always like your collages. They are the best. MB

2sweetnsaxy said...

More great captures. Very colorful collage!

George said...

The colors of the blossoms in your collage are definitely vivid, if not hot. I really like the macro of the bee.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These are wonderful! Glad you liked Mary Lee. I think I have more stories about her to tell.

eileeninmd said...

I always enjoy your flowers and nature photos. Beautiful mosaic!

Misty Dawn said...

This mosaic is really beautiful! It's been so hot here, I can't even stand to be outside for more than a few minutes.

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