Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #1.

Hello everyone and welcome to our new series about wildflowers. This is, of course, wildflowers of our area, however, many may also be found where you live. If not, you get to see some of the beauty of our northern forests and fields. Today’s wildflower is the “Harebell”, but is also known by numerous other names around the world including; bluebell of Scotland, bellflower, heathbells, Lady’s thimbles, and dead men’s bells. That last one is a bit odd. These are very delicate flowers found all over the northern hemisphere. They have very thin stems and leaves, flowers are about an inch (2.5cm) long. They are very hardy and grow in very poor soil conditions often times, they actually seem to prefer it. They can grow in a crack in rock, survive hot dry conditions and bloom all summer. The leaves can be eaten raw in salads and are very nutritious. This is one of my all time favorite wildflowers and I never get tired of taking pictures of them. They are not blooming yet here and usually don’t start until June. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

78 Comments on “Steve And Muffin’s Wildflowers #1.

  1. Beautiful flower and an informative post. Are you awake? πŸ€” This early? or? is this a scheduled one πŸ˜• anyway, Very Good Morning Uncle Steve 😍πŸ₯³πŸ’–Have a lovely Thursday βœ¨πŸ€—

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    • I was actually awake at that time,πŸ™„ but it was a scheduled post.😁 I think I will do them all that way to have something early for a change.πŸ€” Good morning to you Simon,πŸŒžπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜€ well, evening to you!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Good Evening from India, and Good Morning to Ontario. What did you do awake so early 😳 are you the one that pull up the sun into the sky πŸ€” or is it Muffin 😺 or . Have a good Day πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ€—

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      • Actually it’s evening here, morning there. I think you’re getting mixed up Simon.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Have a nice day!😁😸🌞

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      • That is just not right!!😲😳 I’m gonna freeze when I have to be there!! I wanba stay! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰

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      • That’s true! I don’t wanna go back and freezeπŸ₯Ά I’ve gotten accustomed to upper 80’s and going commando in shorts and tee shirts!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now I’ll need to get dressed in the morning!😏😏🀭🀭

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      • Hey, you’re tough, you can do it! Just think of how much exercise you will get getting dressed each morning!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

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      • That just doesn’t seem rightπŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. But i suppose I’ll have to since I need to be in the office better be presentable!πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ˜ How are you doing? Good day or not so much?

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      • I don’t know, go with shorts and a T shirt, maybe you’ll start a new trend. Or maybe people will think you’re crazy. Rough day,😬 back and joint pain was bad today,πŸ˜³πŸ™€ couldn’t do much walking or anything else. I think this cold weather is getting to me.πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ™„

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      • Sorry to hear that it was a rough day. I think what I’ll miss is the mid day walks in the warm air and sunshine! They issued a frost warning for MN overnight! Mid 20’s!!😲😳πŸ₯Ά

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      • Well, you might still have the sunshine.🌞 Supposed to be 28 here tonight, 26 tomorrow night.😳 But it often gets colder than the forecast temp. Might actually hit 50 tomorrow,πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ but I doubt it,πŸ™„ they haven’t been right all week.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • Maybe I’ll drive up and pick you up take you way south to the warm mid MN riviera!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You can warm up and thaw outπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ€­πŸ€­

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      • Right now I wish I had a fireplace in here.😁πŸ”₯ I just went out to deal with the feeders and it was cold out there already!!πŸ₯Ά How come they don’t have a fireplace emoji?πŸ€”

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      • Wish I knew how,πŸ€” I would make a sleeping cat too.😴😸 I mean, why don’t they have a sleeping cat?πŸ€” They sleep 16 hours a day, they should have one.😸 I lay down this afternoon to relax my back and fell asleep right away, didn’t even hear my landlord knocking at the door!😴😲 And I’m still so tired, been that way all week.😳

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      • Ohhhh… could be a flare up. I know that happens to me.. just get dead tired and want to sleep.. you should do it whenever possible, your hands any better?

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      • That is very uncomfortable. I’ve been lucky my hands sting sometimes but the swelling and burning are rare for me. My feet will do that though.

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      • Muffin might wonder if you’ve gone completely round the bend!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ not to mention your neighbors and landlord!🀣🀣

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      • Muffin already knows that. Only one neighbor can see me, and she does watch me a lot ever since my landlord cut down that nice big tree.πŸ€”πŸ˜³πŸ™„

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      • So you get to be the star of the show in neighborhood eh? She’ll tire of seeing you repeat the feeding process and won’t even look at you pretty soon πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Are you kidding? She sits on her deck talking to a friend on her phone and giving her a description of what I’m doing on my deck! Guess she doesn’t realize I can hear every word.πŸ™„πŸ˜‚

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      • Maube you should just say… “I can hear you ya know?” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£

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      • Hey, her husband is bigger than me, and he likes to walk around the yard carrying an axe.😳😳

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      • Never thought of that.πŸ€” He spends a lot of time in his yard just walking around, but sometimes he carries a cup of coffee instead of an axe.πŸ™„β˜•

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      • Another good point. Why don’t I think of these things? But thanks for reminding me, it’s time for bed again. Good night, chatter tomorrow!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      • Hey, there’s something you should try when you get back to MN. Start something new, the lukewarm bucket challenge. People pay you $10 to dump a bucket of lukewarm water on your head! Just make sure the bucket is big enough to come off your head easily.🀣🀣🀣

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      • Hey, we’re tough up here, we have a sportier game. We stand 20 feet apart and throw ping pong balls at each other.πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ˜›

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      • I guess as long as it’s in the 50’s I can still walk in the evenings for the few weeks im there. Then back here to warm up! πŸŒžβ˜€

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      • Sure, you just have to dress warm, that’s all. I hope you haven’t packed all your winter clothes yet.🀣🀣🀣🀣

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      • No.. I left them there!! I suppose I better bring the tidy whities with though… extra layer to stay warm oh and socks! I’ve gotten used to barefeet again!

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      • Good thing, those heavy clothes will be handy.😁 Don’t even mention bear feet,😬 I have seen enough of them already!😲😲🐻

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      • Haven’t seen him back, Bouncer bear was here last night. But I don’t leave any seeds out at night now so they don’t find any food.😁🐻

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      • It might take a while to get the message, but hopefully it will work. And during the day I don’t put out much seed at a time, so if Bert comes, he won’t find much to eat. It does mean I have to go out more often to feed the birds, but that’s okay, I would rather do that than feed Bert.

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  2. I really like the harebell ! We have them here in our garden even tho’ we never planted them ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜€πŸͺπŸͺ

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    • Strange that you would have them, must have come in with something else. They are not native to your area. Nice to have around though!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ“·

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