Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sorrel and Such


Went for a little hike today in the (younger) redwoods. It's a pretty nice little spot, really quiet, even though it connects to the Arcata Community Forest, which attracts a lot of people (and transients) since it's right in town. But, not a lot of people know about this spot, so that's pretty nice for us. I was looking for fungus to photograph, but there wasn't much happening there. And we only saw one banana slug! Weird, cause that trail is always teeming with them. It has been really cold lately, maybe that's why? Heard the Osprey that we think nests there also. Either way, I did find a few more trillium (the last photo) and very few sorrel flowers were out and about (the two photos below). Also, saw about 3 of whatever flower the top photo is...not sure, but they were good lookin'! Zac's got the crazy huge California guidebook, so maybe I'll find out... Color Carnival, Macro Monday

42 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

The top picture is mesemerising.

Lucy

Woody said...

It's great to see some color :-) I really like the purple veins.

Piyush said...

I agree, the top one is certainly cool! Nice shots!

dutchbaby said...

At first glance, I thought the top photo was dicentra, but it's missing the little teardrop at the bottom.

Beautiful photos, as always.

Stephanie V said...

All the flowers were behaving nicely for their photos. I especially like the Bleeding Hearts (dicentra) at the top. We have a while to wait til ours blooms. Thanks for the preview.
Our Osprey won't be back until late April but I think you've inspired me to take a walk on the wetlands to see who is around now.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous images! WOW!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Beautiful flowers! I especially like the first image.

~ Tracy

Titania said...

Hi Jill, great photography, love the tiny blue birds. The first pink blooms are a wild Dicentra, I think.
Delightful your photographic art.

Dan said...

Definitely a Dicentra, as a couple of people have already mentioned.

http://www.wildchicken.com/nature/garden/nature_200_080.htm

You've had a gorgeous day in the forest!

best wishes
Dan
-x-

Kala said...

The composition in the first photo is just lovely.

Dan said...

Missed out one important word - 'Formosa' - there are a few different types of dicentra (at the risk of being boring...)I think it's probably this one, but I may be wrong. I love these plants, beautiful, uncomplicated and undemanding.
Dan
-x-

AVCr8teur said...

It's nice to find other surprises when you were expecting slugs and fungus.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Lovely spring beauties, mine are coming along too~

Susan said...

Oh so nice to see flowers again! and trilliums...it's the provincial flower of Ontario,and our woods are white with them come the end of May...so still have to wait a bit yet...

Kelly said...

...beautiful captures of the wildflowers.....soon, soon the cold will be gone and the wildflowers will burst forth. I can't wait...

Rajesh said...

Amazingly beautiful flowers.

Kcalpesh said...

Top Notch Photography! Beautiful Flowers!

Pixellicious Photos

Eden said...

Great photography as always. The top photo is very beautiful.

have a great weekend!

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Beautiful Shots!
Those Trilliums are lovely and your shot of the Dicentra aka Bleeding Hearts is stunning!!

Martha said...

Gorgeous! I think spring really is finally just around the corner. I can't wait! :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

Those are really beautiful...I top one is so unusual. I photographed wild flowers in the desert today. That is really a challenge...slight breezes and bright light reflecting off the sand...difficult! I really appreciate your skills with macro!

Samson said...

Beautiful captures Jill, like Lucy said the first one is cool

Ricepatty said...

Oh wow - those are breathtaking.

guild-rez said...

Very lovely pictures!!
Thank you for visiting my blog the other day.
Gisela

Denise said...

Fabulous photos and finds, and a great place for discovery. Thanks for sharing it with us. I would love to have been in your shoes that day :)

Manang Kim said...

Very very beautiful flower. The first one looks like the "bleeding heart" flower.


What a deal

Vernz said...

Very gorgeous little creatures... great play of colors...

In This Side of Town
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awarewriter said...

Lovely images Jill. The first one is exquisite. They look like bleeding hearts.

Regina said...

Lovely blooms in macro.

Christina. Sweden said...

Wonderful, I'm looking forward for somethig like that in my surroundings but it will take a while yet
Great Macros, the striped one is a favourite

Arija said...

I absolutely love your bleeding hearts!

margie said...

so delicate!! beautiful macro.

Jay said...

Those flowers are beautiful, especially the second series.

Now, me, I'd be jolly glad there was only one banana slug! And that would be one too many. *Shivers*

Colleen said...

I just love bleeding hearts and you got such a beautiful picture of them.

Matty said...

The tinge of yellow in flowers always adds a nice touch the other colors.

leavesnbloom said...

I think the first photo with the dicentra is beautiful

Marice said...

love all the photos! so beautiful :)

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Judy said...

Whatever they are, they are incredible!! I love them!

patti said...

Beautiful flowers! Love all of them!

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely flowers!
dicentra=bleeding heart

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers especially the first one.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Ohh! Thanks for the identification on the Dicentra! It was such a beautiful bloom! I appreciate all the remarks! :)