Sunday, June 19, 2005

Yardblogging: flowers

I don't have a clue what this flower is, but it sure is a beautiful thing. Click on the photo for a larger view.

Each spring and summer as I walk my yard, I discover a few new wildflowers. Some return year-after-year; others show up just once and never (so far) again. This red flower I've never seen in my yard before (though I've seen it elsewhere); we'll see if it comes back. For some reason this year we have a fair number of (very pretty) yellow Mexican poppies in the lower part of the yard — we've seen these often in the Cuyamaca Mountains, but never before at our home. And just as oddly, these year we have almost none of the California poppies I love so much. Very mysterious, these flora comings-and-goings...

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