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I don’t know whether this was in direct response to my tweet or not, but just look what Aperture Science sent me for Valentine’s Day! That’s my favorite of dozens of shots. Yeah, it’s safe […]


Here’s a bee making sure we’ll have seeds to plant from Ethan’s awesome sunflower: The kids are very excited about planting a row of these in our garden next spring. Here’s hoping they’ll actually work.

Chinese Clematis

Mystery Blossom, final stage
Mystery Blossom, final stage, also in September

Update: We figured out what this is called! 🙂 And it’s bad news! But I still think it looks pretty neat.

Name that Plant! What wild flower (read: interesting weed) starts out as a curly vine, sports lantern-shape buds that blossom into nodding yellow flowers, opens up to expose long tendrils that look like some whimsical version of the snakes on medusa’s head, and ends as fluffy as a feather? You tell me! I’ve seen this plant while hiking, and it looks to me less like a wildflower from Utah than it looks like it could have come straight from Whoville.

Lilacs Bloomed Every Spring

Lilacs Bloomed Every Spring, Just like before… I loved that eerie song about the Soldier Boy by John Rutter. We sang it in our SATB choir in either Highschool or Junior High. I’ll type the full lyrics if I can remember them. But more than the song I like Lilacs! Here are seven pictures, including my favorite: the six-fingered mutant lilac!

Its the six fingered lilac!
See anything wrong with this lilac?

Update: For anyone who found this page googling for the song Soldier Boy, I found a lovely recording of it here. And here is a sample of the recording — certainly the best I’ve come across!

Mini Bouquet

Today the kids and I walked to the back of the yard and into the field, where we found ladybugs, dandelions, speckled rocks, forget-me-nots, and all sorts of tiny wild flowers. I couldn’t catch a picture of the ladybugs but here’s a mini-bouquet I picked and Mary flaunting a dandelion she found. TGIS – Thank goodness it’s Spring 🙂

Miniature Bouquet of Field Flowers
Miniature Bouquet of Field Flowers

Mother’s Day Flowers

This mom loves flowers, and here are the ones I got for mothers day. The magenta flowers are from church, and the roses are from my mom.

The stamen looks like a little heart...
The stamen looks like a little heart...

Showers and May Flowers

They say april showers bring my flowers. Well, we’ve had showers in May, complete with wind strong enough to knock down a home being built nearby. But the clouds were amazingly pretty, and I’m sure the flowers loved the water…

So this isn't a flower, but Robins are a big part of spring anyway
So this isn't a flower, but Robins are a big part of spring anyway

Spring Flower Photos

April showers bring May flowers! Here are some photos of the flowers I’ve encountered this spring and summer. If you like them & want a higher res, feel free to write!

More blue daisies
More blue daisies