Random (but not really)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Flower Pr0n

More day lilies are blooming! Hooray!

Why yes, I really do have many different cultivars of day lilies! (This doesn’t include the lemon lilies we got from Michael’s grandmother that bloom in early spring, and the Stella D’Oros that will bloom repeatedly.)

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Some of these can probably be split. If anyone is interested, let me know–assuming I can be bothered to split them this year. O.o

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Flower Pr0n

My day lilies are blooming! Unfortunately they’re kinda beat up. But the balloon flower and hostas look nice!

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Flower Pr0n, Part the Second: Around the House

I slacked on taking pictures of the spring flowers around my house, but here’s what’s blooming today!

My lavender is blooming like crazy this year! Anyone want some?

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Stella D’Oro daylily

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In addition to my herb garden, I’ve got planters of a few vegetables this year.

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For the first time in several years, my hydrangea bloomed! Yay!

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Flower Pr0n, Part the First: WV Botanic Garden

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(Not a flower)

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day Flower Pr0n

I came across a few flowers yesterday while we were out for Jules’ birthday party, and today we took a relaxing stroll at the WV Botanic Garden.

No poppies, but it was a nice reflective walk (except for the occasional bursts of gunfire (because there is a gun club less than a mile away (no, I’m not kidding, this IS West-by-God Virginia))).

Despite the name, I’m fond of spiderwort.

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I really do love Mountain Laurel flowers

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Seneca Rocks & Seneca Creek Backcountry

You can see the climate differences between the Canaan Valley area and further north where I am,by the fact there were still violets blooming.

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Mountain Laurel are hardy shrubs that can tenaciously hold on into the cracks of rocks.

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Lost River State Park

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Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

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Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

Oh my god! Look at all the future snacks!

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Wild blueberries (vaccinium angustifolium)

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Sometimes you have to get close down to the ground to notice some of the tiny, beautiful flowers.

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WV Botanic Garden

ANOTHER DAY OF NOT RAIN!!!!!

Columbine

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Dutch Iris

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Bluet

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I wasn’t scoping out future snacks. (I totally was.)

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Peony

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: WV Botanic Garden

The weather threatened storms most of the day, so when it cleared in the later afternoon, we made a quick, late trip to the WV Botanic Garden.

Not as many flowers blooming as I was expecting, and the humidity was vile, but it was still a nice walk. Also, the spring peppers were going crazy. I thought about grabbing a video clip of how loud they were, but I’d left my phone in the car.

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Dogwood (Cornus florida)

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Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)

Various Rhododendron:

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Violets

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Allium

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probably an apple

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Coopers Rock Wildflowers

Rainy Saturday, but today was gorgeous and there were lots of wildflowers at Coopers Rock.

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Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

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Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)

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Wood Geranium (Geranium maculata)

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?Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia L.)?

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Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)

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Monday, March 27, 2017

WV Botanic Garden

Since the early flowers are blooming (those that didn’t die because of the early warm spell) we went to the Botanic Garden.

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Tibbs Run

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First rhododendron of the year!

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Grape hyacinth

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These tiny daffodils are adorable.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Today needed something relaxingly active, so we took a trip to the WV Botanic Garden

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Happy Fall!

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Summersville Lake

Saturday we went to Summersville to see the lake at its high levels. But of course we went on a hike and saw flowers.

Last hike was mountain laurel, this week, rhododendron.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Mountain Laurel Edition

I was sort of obsessed with the Mountain Laurel on our hike.

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Blackberry flowers

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: New River Gorge

Here’s a little of what we saw hiking the Glade Creek Trail at the New River Gorge.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Lots of different flowers blooming in different areas: at Spruce Knob and Dolly Sods we saw trillium, which bloomed here a month ago.

Flax

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Blueberries

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Chokeberries

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Irises with hot butterfly on flower action

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hiking WV: Cranberry Glades

Since it was on the way, we stopped at Cranberry Glades on our way home.

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In addition to the boardwalk, we took a short hike along Charles Creek Trail.

I now need to go back and follow the entire trail, because there were random interpretive signs about a prison there prior to and during WWII.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n

Busy day!

We went to the WV Botanic Garden this morning, and then this afternoon, we biked along the Mon River Rail Trail

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Flower Pr0n: Berkeley Springs

Berkeley Springs was cool and sunny on Saturday, which is quite nice for our quick stroll.

The root tree of the graft broke through, so this tree and white and pink flowers, both of which were pretty.

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