Sunday, March 10, 2013

First Wildflowers on the Prairie


Seeing a pasture covered in Wild Red Phlox, was just too exciting to wait for my Monday's Country Back Roads post.

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To tell you the truth, it was the first time I have seen so many growing in one spot.


The butterflies were enjoying a feast of nectar. Their wings were in a constant flutter, reminding me of a humming bird.








Looking closer, I saw very small blue flowers dotting the same pasture.









Yes, you would be correct, if you thought this looked like a seasoned American Southwest Cow Pie....flowers growing all around it.

Meggie Mac


31 comments:

  1. Still laughing over the cow pie! I remember those in my grandparent's field when I wanted to go pick naturalized daffodils! The wildflowers are just amazing and I hope one day to do a collection of nothing but wildflowers in paper. Enjoy your colorful day, dear friend, XOXO

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    1. I saw a recipe for cow pie cookies....obvisouly not the same as my photo!

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  2. Beautiful flowers! Glad that time of year is almost here. Of course, I will be biding my time until Fall once that heat sets in!

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    1. It won't be long before the cold weather will be gone. I still have some very cold days.

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  3. Oh, to see green again! And flowers! We just got another foot of snow, lol.
    -Jaime

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    1. Hi Jaime...Hold on, it won't be long before you have some wonderful wildflowers.

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  4. What a beautiful field -- even with the cow pie. Heck, that's probably what makes the flowers so pretty!

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    1. I think you are right about the cow pie!

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  5. Hi Meggie, Spring is so pretty. I love the photos with the butterfly. Enjoy the week, Linda

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    1. Hi Linda...you know, his wings never stopped, for a second, to photograph.

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  6. Lovely spring flowers--looking forward to spring here, but it was snowing this a.m. and will probably have some more before morning. (Feels funny to see someone so far east of me call this a "southwestern" cow pie.)

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    1. Hi Dora....I'm laughing. When I was writing the post, I was searching for the right word to sound "western". I am southwest of somewhere....just not you. Laughing again.

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  7. It's nice to know that spring flowers are blooming somewhere!

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    1. I think you have a ways to go for spring flowers...the snow must melt!

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  8. It must have been a lovely sight, such a field filled with red flowers. We had snow again this weekend. Groetjes, Gerda

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    1. Hello Gerda, You can enjoy my flowers until your snow melts away.

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  9. Beautiful flowers! It's finally beginning to get a little green up here, but no flowers or many leaves yet. Can't wait for the bluebonnets, but it will be a few more weeks!

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    1. Hi Jan...I'm not sure we've had enough rain to make much of a showing for bluebonnets. I should know in the next week or so.

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  10. Beautiful! It is reassuring to think that spring is on its way - we've only had hints so far and have now been set back by howling gales, bitter temperatures and threats of snow!

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    1. I've been keeping up with your weather...it has been bad. Spring will come!

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  11. I'm loving seeing the pretty spring flowers some of my blogging friends are already having in their part of the country! It helps me to know we'll eventually have some, too. Hurry spring!

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  12. You are so lucky to have flowers Meggie. We are still locked into winter here in East Anglia - spring being very late this year. I cannot wait to see flowers blooming again.

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    1. I had heard you were covered with a blanket of snow again.

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  13. How lovely to see the fields of spring flowers. It feels like we are still a long way from that sort of picture in the UK but I'm sure it will come soon enough! Jx

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    1. Spring must be coming late for all my UK friends. Hold on...it will come.

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    1. Thanks, Brian....I'll be checking in with your blog later today.

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  15. I think that spring flowers are the most beautiful of all - and these are a delight. The perfect antidote to a dull and cold winter. I feel so much better for seeing them...and I love that cute butterfly photograph.

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    1. Do you think it might be because we are so anixous to see color by the time spring comes? My photo didn't do these wild red phlox justice. I didn't want to leave.

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