Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stuff that Blooms


Flowers from various redwoods hikes this week: The first is the fuchsia. The bright pink (uh, fuchsia) version is fairly common around here, but this was the first time we saw this pale flower. Kinda neat for a change. Next is this wild iris..thinking about opening up. Needs some coaxing perhaps.
And then this lovely little yellow number. What is it? Dunno, so sorry. But I like it, does that count? Today's Flower

21 comments:

LadyFi said...

Wow - those photos are fabulous. Love the gentle unfurling of blooms.

Pat Tillett said...

beautiful...
if you don't mind saying. Where abouts in California are the redwoods you were in?

Johnny Nutcase said...

Pat, we live in Humboldt County...these were from the community forest and Redwoods NP :) Thanks!

Pat Tillett said...

thanks! wow..I know the area well. I know it well. Eureka, Arcata,Kneeland, Samoa, etc... Drinking at the "keg" in arcata. and the "vista del mar" in eureka!
back in the day of course...
I think the big park in Eureka is Sequoia park and the one in Arcata is Redwoods park. Could be wrong. it's been a long time...a crazy place back in the 60's and 70's!

Robin said...

They're both beautiful. I never realized that fuschia was a flower, not just a color.

Carolyn Ford said...

I have potted fuschias on my patio but I have never seen this pale pink...that's a beauty! That iris will be something special when it opens up, I'm sure. The little yellow "dunno" is sure pretty...whatever its name might be!
Fabulous captures...I am always so impressed with your beautiful lighting.

veredit said...

Oh, are the wonderful! I love fuchsias, they always look like porcelain. The blue bud is an iris? Spring is absolutely wonderful!

Have a nice Sunday my dear.

Hugs

Isabella

maiaT said...

Theses are all lovely flowers but my favorite is the wild iris bud. What a beautiful purple color.

@nemonen said...

Stunning photos and I love fuchsia.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. I like that you photographed just the iris bud; there's a sense of suspense and anticipation for the bloom to come.

It's hard to be sure without seeing the leaves and knowing the size of it, but I'd say your last one is a downy yellow violet.

Diane AZ said...

Gorgeous blooming things! I've never seen fucshia growing in the wild, that would be awesome to see. The light pink is lovely.

Ebie said...

Hi Jill, you and your adventures, full of photo opportunities. Great macros! I hope to find those flowers in our hike today!

Manang Kim said...

Great super macro I do love it!

SSS-Curved shadow

Randi said...

Fabulous captures! The yellow cute little flower looks like a Viola wittrockiana Delta Pure Yellow to me. But perhaps it is something much more exotic in your country. I love the pale colour of the fuschia.

eileeninmd said...

They are all beautiful blooms, Jill. Love the Iris bud too. Well done!

Denise said...

I would love that walk with all those beautiful flowers to see. You've taken some stunning photos.

Clytie said...

I also have never seen a fuschia so light colored. It is beautiful. Our wild irises are just now sending up their leaves, no buds yet. Yours is outstandingly beautiful.

The little yellow flower might be a yellow violet? It's hard to tell without seeing the leaves. We have yellow wood violets here, and they are blooming profusely.

Thank you for this wonderful spring beauty you have shared!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

I have never seen a fuchsia in the wild, only in garden shops here, beautiful photographs!

Judy said...

Those fuschias are beautiful, and the iris is breathtaking! I think the yellow flower could be a yellow violet of some sort! Quite a change from the usual purple ones!

Johnny Nutcase said...

I think it is a yellow violet, thanks for pointing it out! :)

noel said...

aloha jill,

what a beautiful display, i love your flowers especially that white fucshia, thanks for sharing with us today!