Monday, May 29, 2017

REVISITING 2016 FLOWERING MASSACHUSETTS

 May 25th to June 1st 2016
Massachusetts
Wildflower Meadow
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Buttercup
Wood Anemone
Forget-me-not
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Bleeding Heart
Phlox
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Bees love Phlox
Phlox loves bees
Native Iris - blue flag
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White Iris
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Discovered growing wild along the roadside
Greater celandine is a perennial herb with an erect habit, and reaches 30 to 120 cm high.
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Wild Geranium
grows in partial shade
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Dandelion
Root and leaf is good Food
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BEWARE
the Scarlet Lilly Beetle
The hard Winter meant fewer buds and flowers
Rhododendron
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Foxglove
a potent Medicine
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitalis
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Two Poems by Ryokan Taigu

1.
Wild roses,
Plucked from fields
Full of croaking frogs:
Float them in your wine
And enjoy every minute!
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2.
When all thoughts
Are exhausted
I slip into the woods
And gather
A pile of shepherd’s purse.
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3 comments:

Mo Crow said...

ah thanks for these pictures of spring on such a bleak and blustery winter day here in the Land Down Under

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i can
FEEEEEEEEL this kind of GREEEEEN and BLOSSSSSSSOMS

i can smell it.

i can sense it on my skin

THANK YOU for sending, Thank You so so much

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

thank you for these images; the yellow flower is Chelidonium majus, commonly known as celandine (apparently, as i googled it) not lanceleaf; we have lots of these in our mainly shady garden, as well as buttercups, forget-me-nots and wood anemones; you would feel at home here too