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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flower for the Day Delphinium 5-25-17

Delphinium is a flower genus in the Ranunculaceae Family. These flowers were along a shaded trail. Each flower consists of 5 petal like sepals which grow together to form a hollow pocket with a spur on the end. Within the sepals are four inconspicuous petals similar in color, dark blue. The long spur of the upper sepal encloses the nectar containing spurs of the upper 2 petals.



After many years of taking images of this flower my opinion is that I have never been able to show its described parts very successfully.




Whispery Questions

Pandemonium 
Adds to my delirium 
Wild delphinium 
 
By Robb A. Kopp  
Copyright © Robb A. Kopp | Year Posted 2010 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Flower for the Day White Violets 5-24-17

I walk a lot at nearby Sugar Creek Park. Recently under the trees I noticed the ground was entirely carpeted with white flowers. Several of my flower experts (Claire and MoBot) identified them as white violets. They are striking.







DIRE verse two RAIN

Thin sound of clarity when rain starts to fall. 
Porcelain droplets clutch at fields and treetops. 
Violet solar fingers trace the lines of each reflection. 
Dawn awakens us 
Almost as if each sound will be formed once more. 
 
It gathers itself as wind strokes through treetops shaking the branches. 
Shaking the light from the branches enticing the trees with an aura of cloud. 
This curtain of rain travels skies and spheres where broken starlight offers 
us knowledge . 
 
It carries the tears of the universe, 
the sighs of the sun 
There is a blueprint of lifelines to follow 
 
Sacred scars anointed with ancient wounds dried in this light 
These hemispheres have no name. 
They are of rotating formation. 
 
Each breath begins again in the stillness of reflection. 
All is of sight and of sound 
After this stillness, we will learn to speak again
Copyright © | Year Posted 2017



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Flower for the Day Creeping Charlie 5-23-17

Creeping charlie is the common name for Glechoma hederaceae which is a creeping evergreen
in the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is also called ground-ivy, gill-over-the-ground, ale hoof,tun hoof, 
cats foot, field balm, runaway robin.


To most gardeners it is a runaway weed which takes over lawns at the gardens edge. It does have
a pleasing  violet shaped flower.



It is difficult to eradicate as the roots live deep.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Flower for the Day White Viola 5-22-17

This miniature white violet (Viola) was growing in abundance along a trail. The scollops and purple stripes can be seen
only close-up. The flowers are formed from five petals; four are upswept or fan-shaped petals with two per side, and there is one broad, lobed lower petal pointing downward. 


        Never Too Late For Love

     …. Flushed with feelings captured in a glow anew 
It's never, never too late for a love that is true  
Copyright © | Year Posted 2017


       

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Flowerer the Day Peony III 5-18-17

I love the soft colors of this pink peony.



About to bloom,
And exhale a rainbow,
The peony!
– Buson






Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Flower for he Day PeonyII 5-17

Its been a good year for peonies. These luxuriant  white flowers are not quite heavy enough
to drag on the ground. Rain will make it happen.






Soft Peony Clouds

soft peony clouds 
ensconced with wet petals 
drops of liquid sun 
pools in earthly hollows 
reflect sky and earth as one 
 
(June 19, 2011  Wausau, Wisconsin USA) 
(c) Copyright 2011 by Christine A Kysely, All Rights Reserved
Copyright © christine a kysely | Year Posted 2011 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017