Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Swans & Wildflowers/Nature Notes

Early July in Ontario

Largest square: Mama swan and two of her five cygnets. (Three more are following not far behind. )

Moving clockwise: milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in full bloom, ditch lilies (Hemerocallis fulva), musk mallow (Malva moschata), purple vetch (Vicia americana) and Queen Anne's lace (Daucus carota). 

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16 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Love your beautiful swans and the wildflowers. Lovely photos and mosaic. Hope you have a great day!

Crafty Gardener said...

We love to watch the swans. Wildflowers are really blooming now it is July. I love the scent of milkweed. Nice mosaic.

Kerri said...

Lovely collage! I don't get to see too many swans!!

Kathy said...

You've finally found something that grows in both our areas, even though we're so far removed! Purple vetch! And of course Queen Anne's lace!

Elisa said...

A great collection!

Sandra said...

i would love to see milkweed, i see photos of it online but never for real.

TexWisGirl said...

So beautiful.

Cezar and Léia said...

So cute family there, mamma swan and her babies, an adorable picture!
Great collage!
Léia

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful photo collage!

LONDONLULU said...

Those flowers are amazing - we have tons of the ditch lilies blooming everywhere now. We call them day lilies (though around here, people *very* casually call them tiger lilies, even though they're not). I also love the graceful swans.

Lowell said...

I just had a thought: You could maybe print out the various seasonal collages that you've posted and find someone who is skilled at making quilts and have quilts made which you could sell at all the local tourist outlets and you'd get rich and could retired to Florida. Sound good?

Libby said...

Such a wonderful collage. The swan photo is perfect! BTW, I did not know what baby swans were called :D

Leora said...

I like the vetch, because I posted some last week! And the milkweed, because Michelle said I should plant some for butterflies (but then there was a reason I didn't want to, something to do with kids, can't remember what). Queen Anne's lace reminds of when a friend had a gardener clean up his yard, and he cleaned up all the Queen Anne's lace to my friend's disappointment.

Stephanie said...

I love your collages.

Rambling Woods said...

A belated Happy Canada Day EG..I guess the borders were packed and long wait times to get into the states..Our dollar is so low now..good shopping bargains..I agree a quilt with all your collages would be fantastic or even a print to hang on the wall...Michelle

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely group of photos, so nicely presented!

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