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Category Archives: Flower Photography

There doesn’t seem to be as many of them but the Groundnuts are blooming along the Red Cedar Trail. They are a little hard to find hidden behind the leaves. Some of the places I’ve traditionally found them don’t seem to have any this year.

 

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If you have been on the Red Cedar Trail recently you will have noticed that the Touch-me-nots are blooming all along the trail. The Spotted-touch-me-nots are the most common.

There are also a few Pale Touch-me-nots blooming.

After the shareholders meeting we drove over to the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. We has stopped the previous evening but discovered that the butterfly house was closed so we decided to come back the next day. We love butterflies and so we were some of the older kids enjoying the butterfly house.

More photos from the Botanical Garden can be found on my website.

There were also quite a few flowers blooming throughout the gardens.

It was a really warm and humid day out. We toured the vegetable garden and got some ideas for our home harden.

We then headed back to Lambeau Field where we were scheduled to take the Packers Heritage Trail Trolley Tour.

 

The boat crew said goodby to our home for 7 days and traveled by cab to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport where we said our goodbys to members of the group. Dave and Sara caught a train to France, Lisa and Jim caught a plane to Stockholm and Linda and Phil stashed their belongings at the airport and caught a bus to Keukenhof Gardens to see the tulip displays. We found out earlier that the tulip displays in the fields were gone. The Netherlands has a couple of weeks of very warm spring weather so the tulips didn’t last long. When we arrived we found that the flowers at Keukenhof were still in full bloom. I can’t say enough about the experience so I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

More photos from Keukenhof can be found on my website.

After spending the afternoon at Keukenhof Gardens we returned to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to collect our packs. We then caught a bus that we hoped would take us to somewhere near our Airbnb. We had to walk a few blocks from the bus stop before finding it. We were just getting unpacked when someone opened the back door. It turned out it the husband of the woman who managed it. He didn’t realize we had checked in. The woman was mortified and turned out to be really nice. It was a great place to stay.

The Gloriosa Daisies are in bloom out in the prairie. I’m not sure where they came from. Every fall when I cut down the Black-eyed Susan’s I dump them in this location. I suspect that they are a genetic offshoot of the Black-eyed Susan’s.

 

Last week I took a walk through Leif Erickson Park in Duluth to check on the flowers. The roses were not in bloom yet and one of the caretakers indicated that it would be another couple of weeks. Seems that things are a couple of weeks behind because of of the late spring snow. There were still a variety of flowers blooming.

In the Wild Ones flower garden I found

Wild Geraniums

Columbine

There were a variety of Tulips blooming.

There were some onions and Bleeding Hearts bloomins.

Onion

Bleeding Heart

The Azaleas were in full bloom.

The end of spring and quite a few wildflowers are blooming at Crex Meadows. If you go to photograph them make sure you are protected from ticks. The seem to be out in large numbers.

Lupine and Puccoon

Lupine and Puccoon

Hoary Puccoon

White Water Lily

Indian Paintbrush

Downy Phlox

Common Yarrow

Columbine

Canadian Anemone

Blue Flag Iris

 

 

I was able to photograph quite a few spring flowers on my last visit to Crex Meadows.

 

I’m still photographing a few backlit leaves.

There are still a few Downy Yellow Violets around.

We have a few Persian Onions blooming. I planted them last fall.

With the snow gone we drove down to the Red Cedar Trail to see if the Skunk Cabbage was up. It was way up and already producing leaves. It is always the first flower of spring.