Sunday, June 29, 2014

End of June

McKenzie Marsh closeup

Saturday morning my husband drove to Mckenzie Marsh  (Aurora) to look for birds. Well, most of the birds were in hiding but the end-of-June wildflowers were lovely and certainly worth photographing.

Largest square: red-winged blackbird. Moving clockwise: hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum), oxeye daisies (Leucanthemum vilgare), bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara), purple vetch (Vicia americana), and bird'sfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

Please note: I have included the botanical names because the common names vary from place to place but the botanical names stay the same.

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30 comments:

Linda W. said...

What a beautiful collage of photos!

eileeninmd said...

Very pretty nature mosaic! The flowers are lovely and great shot of the RW Blackbird. Have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

glad you're able to get out together and enjoy nature's views. :)

cieldequimper said...

So pretty! Is that an American blackbird?

Taken For Granted said...

Great bird and flower photos. Always liked the red wing black birds. We also have yellow headed black birds in our wetlands.

RedPat said...

wonderful that you guys are out and about again!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Some familiar flowers but an unfamiliar bird to me. Nice collage as ever.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Nice collection of images.

Sandra said...

so much beauty out there waiting for us to find it.. beautiful flowers

Lisa Gordon said...

What a beautiful mosaic this is.
I love the wonderful summertime colors.

Small City Scenes said...

What a pretty and happy looking mosaic. End of June--oh no!
I am glad you put the Botanical names. I works in a Nursery and was a buyer and one has yo know the Latin names. I have heard many strange common names. MB

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You know, it just occurred to me that you two have a wonderful partnership :) Isn't that a wonderful blessing :)

Roan said...

The bird's foot trefoil is gorgeous. Nice collage!

Jack said...

Hearing that your husband drive is a positive development for his continued recovery. Who cares if the birds weren't there when you have good news?

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for sharing these awesome photos. Have a nice week.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots, EG. That redwinged blackbird looks particularly striking.

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love the yellow blooms on the lower right. that is just gorgeous. i would so love to see it in person. ( :

Jenny said...

Neat picture of the blackbird looking back at you.

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks very much like around here.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely collage. Looks like a good summer so far.

Jenny said...

The complementary colors are nice, yellow and violet, a strong combination. And the bird is gorgeous. Happy July! xo Jenny

orchid Miyako said...

Oh, wonderful nature pictures on Mosaic♡♡♡ I wish I had Marsh to take these nature pictures. Beautiful RW Blackbird, EG♬♬♬

I hope you are going to have a wonderful new week.
Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

llandudnopictures said...

Well spotted, and very informative too!

Anvilcloud said...

What a lovely collage. So well taken and presented.

Saun said...

A beautiful collage love it!

kelley jensen said...

I can't believe we are to the end of June--a half year gone.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Well done. I so love the colours at this time of year.

edenhills said...

What a beautiful display of color in those wildflowers!

Rose said...

Beautiful collage!

Stephanie said...

Lovely collage!

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