Friday, June 11, 2021

More from Around the Neighbourhood

A few more pictures from around the streets I ride, primarily Noble and Nelson West unless I head downtown.  I'll try to be a bit more organized with these and tell you where they are, without disclosing my actual location.

This beautiful garden is at the end of my ride down Noble Street and it has a succession of blooms over the season.  A patch of almost-black Tulips has been replaced by this patch of rich blue Iris.  I prefer these simple single-coloured Iris to the showy multi-coloured blooms.

Heading down Nelson West on another day I pass this lovely well-maintained property and this scene caused me to stop.  The rich red of the poppies with that interesting sculpture just attracted my eye.

They also had a few Lupines, this one looking rather distorted.

There are lots of Columbines in bloom these days, but I haven't seen a colour combination like this before.

And I always like the mats of tiny Pinks.

This fellow got to mowing his lawn a little too late and then decided to just leave the hay crop.  It's really obvious as you drive along Noble Street.

Back near home I noticed this unusual weed down in the ditch.  I think it's Comfrey, but it's one I don't remember seeing back in the years when I could explore the ditch to examine it closely.

The second flush of Dandelion blooms is over and we're left with this - about a billion seeds for next year's display.

Watching the radar here and waiting for rain, which would be very welcome!  Otherwise it will be more watering for Mrs. F.G.  And today is the first day that patios can open!


14 comments:

  1. Columbines, a friend told me they are busy ladies and cross pollinate at a whim!!! Lovely dandelion heads, blow and count the hours, is what I did as a child, and would still enjoy doing even today.

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  2. That iris is quite a sight to see.

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  3. Love all the dark colors of the flowers.

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  4. All the flowers are so pretty. What a beautiful time of year.

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  5. I love all the flowers especially that dark Iris.

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  6. That columbine looks just like the ones we have in our garden. Ours began as dark blue doubles that we brought from my parent's house, many years and many generations of columbines later they're now blue and white single flowers.

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  7. Dandelion seeds here too. This too will pass…er, blow away.

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  8. I used to work with two people called Noble and Nelson. Lots of the wild yellow iris (flags) growing where I was yesterday, though for some unaccountable reason I didn't take any photos.

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  9. I did find a few lupines yesterday. Of course, I will post them in another day or two.

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  10. Oh, I love the poppies! I wish I had a sunny spot in the yard where I could grow them. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. The neighbor flowers look so great. It is nice you can venture out and see all the different blooms. My neighbor would have a heart attack seeing those seeding dandelions.

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  12. That's nice you can get out and about with your camera. I too like the dark Iris's. June is always a great time of year for flowers.

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  13. so many pretty flowers!! we have been very lucky in the rain department, we have gotten a lot of rain!!

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