Sunday’s Pictures #3.

Hi everyone on this lovely Sunday morning!  Well, here we are with some more wildflower pictures for you to enjoy.  First we had white flowers, last week was yellow and this week we are going to have purple, or violet, flowers.  I hope you will like this week’s selection.  The first one I think I have shown before, can’t quite remember, but here it is again anyway.  These are harebells. They are found in fields and forest alike.IMG_6686

Next we have the cow vetch.  You may remember that I showed the crown vetch a while back.  This one is a slightly smaller variety and found along roads and in fields.IMG_5039

Next is the common vervain which is normally found along lakeshores, rivers and streams.  It can grow to about 3 feet (1meter) tall.IMG_6673

Last in the group for today is the large-leaved aster.  We have a number of different species of asters here and all grow from late summer to fall.  This one is most commonly found in forest locations.  Not one of the showy asters but very common.IMG_5774

Last on our list for today is the dog violet.  Violets are small but this one is the largest of the group we have in this area and can be nearly an inch (2.5cm) across.  This is actually a spring flower.IMG_3784

Well, that’s all for today’s wildflower pictures.  Next week we look at some pink varieties. Enjoy your Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “Sunday’s Pictures #3.

      • Yes, I imagine you would miss being at your cabin, I used to miss mine too when I left it after being there all summer. I don’t have my cabin anymore, just stay in town all the time now, but this is such a nice spot here anyway. Enjoy!😁🌳

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      • Awwwe, yes, you have a lovely spot.
        I leave in the forest and it is a lake near by, it is so beautiful, but in the mountains and by the river it is special at my cabin.
        Enjoy your day.

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      • Must admit, a cabin getaway spot would be nice right now. Nice that you can have 2 beautiful country locations. Do you see any deer at your cabin? Or wolves?🤔🐺🦌

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      • Yes, it is lots of deer at my cabin and here I live.
        This weekend I saw reindeer too. Seeing wild reindeer (caribou) is quite rare.
        And, yes, it is wolves here I live and at the cabin, and yes, I see them too.
        It is much wildlife…
        Take care Steve🌹

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      • That’s cool! I would love to see wild reindeer, we just call them caribou here. They used to be common in this area but are long gone now. Wolves are common here and come into town a lot. Hope you have a wonderful week coming up!😃😺

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  1. Beautiful, Steve! Do these violets have a fragrance? This is so peaceful. Looking forward to seeing what you find in the forest in the fall…
    Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great day! 🌸🌺🥀🌹🌷

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    • Hi Nina! Not these ones. We do have one purple variety (darker color than the dog violet) and a yellow variety that both have a nice scent in the evening. I wasn’t able to find the purple one this year.😕 Probably won’t find too much along my forest path in the fall,🚶‍♂️ even now things are getting quiet back there.🤔📷 Thanks so much Nina, I hope your day is going great as well! Getting any new garden videos?😄😸🌼🌻

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      • Good morning, Steve! I did get some new garden/pics videos yesterday—sunflowers. 🌻🌻🌻 I’ll work them into I poem about my grandmother…
        Do you find many mushrooms on your forest path in fall? 🍄

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      • Hi Nina! I look forward to your new video. Yes, lots of mushrooms, I wish I could remember which ones are edible. I used to pick some at my cottage which were great, but I’m just not sure now and I don’t want to take a chance. I have taken pictures of several different ones so far and probably more will show up. I haven’t shown any of these pics yet, guess I should, I find them quite interesting. There’s even one growing on an old stump by my steps.🍄 It was raining for almost 2 hours this morning but now nothing but blue sky, so should be a nice walk today. Although mosquitoes will likely be bad.😕🦟 Still quite cool yet, I was hoping it would warm up a bit faster today. Oh well. Enjoy your day Nina!😃😺🌞🌼🌻

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      • No don’t take any chances with mushrooms! We pick morels in the spring. Easy to identify. Otherwise it’s just fun to look for them. Enjoy your walk, Steve. And Muffin—you behave! Teehee…

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      • Maybe it was morels that I picked before, it was in the spring, just can’t remember.🤔 Just got back from my walk and someone, or animal, picked every mushroom,🍄 there was only 1 left, probably because it was sort of hidden. Can’t imagine they would all be edible though,😕 but it seems more likely a person picked them. There was lots on Friday, didn’t go on the weekend, only that one today. So much for pictures,📷 but maybe more will come out yet.😀 I think Muffin slept the whole time I was gone!😽 Hmm, almost sounds like you wanted her to do something!🤔😂😹 She was actually nominated for an award today.😸 That should be fun!😺😻 Enjoy your afternoon!😃😺 I think I better eat something today.🤔🍟🍔

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  2. Great to know that you’re having a great Sunday! Where’s Muffin?
    I’ve finally settle down after a long road trip and it rains a lot here now. But I see some familiar flowers that I now know the names. harebells, cow vetch and dog violet. They’re around the cabin we’re staying.
    By the way, please extend my hello to Muffin and tell her that I nominated her for Special Blogger Award 😘 😸

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    • Hi Jessica!😃 Been a while since I heard from you. Muffin is here but she hasn’t done much this weekend, leaving the blogging to me.😺 She will be back helping today though.😽 Yes, you would have the same kind of flowers there. Most of our violets bloom in spring, but the dog violet is last and can bloom right into fall. Oh, Muffin will be happy, another award to do!😸 Right now she’s watching chipmunks.😼 I hope you are enjoying your stay!😃😺😻

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      • Cat’s are lazy most of the time, I know because I’m catty or at least my husband says so all the time. 😺
        Aw, Muffin is babysitting 😍
        Yes, I’m enjoying my stay. Especially because even the weather cry for me.
        Do tell Muffin that I’m looking forward to her post. I’m sure it will be cute. 🙂

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      • I won’t tell Muffin that one or I won’t be walking for a week!😂😹 How long will you be away?🤔
        I think you missed Muffins post, called Muffin’s Meows, a few days ago.😿
        I hope you enjoy your trip and the weather is good for you!😃😺

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      • Thanks Steve. I won’t be away much from blogging anytime soon, but I was not in the internet at all for two days and just a bit yesterday. I lost my mother-in-law, you know the sweet 99 year old woman, I always brag about.
        Said my sorry to Muffin. I’ll make sure to check out her post soon 😽

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      • I’m sorry to hear that you lost your mother-in-law Jessica. That must have been hard. I’m glad though that you were able to be there and see her. Take care!🙂🐱

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