Monday, August 19, 2013

Nature’s Canvas

This is the first year I have noticed Rough Blazing Star (Liatris ligulistylis) in bloom on a nearby road.

Natures Canvas

I think the small grain field behind the flowers is oats.  It is a comforting shade of blue/green.

Rough Blazing Star

The late evening light makes everything glow on the edge of this old horse pasture now planted with oats.  Changes happen so quickly.

I have some planted in my wild gardens too.

Blazing Stars Liatris Mine is Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya).

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Chance always looks better with flowers:)

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20 comments:

  1. Morning, beautiful Blazing Star, mine never does well.....Chance looks great in the flowers, Blessings Francine.

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  2. Those are such pretty flowers. Chance looks very nice sitting amidst the flowers.

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  3. These are pretty flowers, all right, but they don't hold a candle to Chance. :-)

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  4. Thanks for identifying that - I've wondered what the beautiful purple spikes planted in the median of our town are - now I know!
    Chance looks beautiful no matter where!

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  5. What do you mean Chance looks better with flowers - it is that handsome Chance making the flowers look better. I love that dog!

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  6. Chance always looks good, with or without flowers :-D.

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  7. Yes, Chance does brighten up around floral. Love it and your great pics, Connie!

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  8. I love wild flowers . Wonderful photos and yes a handsome Chance with flowers makes for nice photos ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

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  9. Chance always looks good! Flowers or not...

    ...but the flowers look beautiful, too--especially that shot of your own :)

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  10. I just remembered all that snow from this last winter - Minnesnowda! And now look at all that beauty!

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  11. Very pretty flowers, Connie. Last year the hummingbirds loved everything purple. :-)

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  12. Such pretty flowers! And I think you mean flowers always look better with Chance? ;-)

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  13. I love Chance, with or without flowers!!!

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    Linda
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  14. Chance is a beautiful dog anywhere, but I do think purple is his color! :)

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  15. Chance looks handsome with or without flowers.
    They are a lovely color! :)

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  16. It looks great next to the crop behind it.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie