Monday, June 21, 2021

FATHER'S DAY RAMBLE

      I spent a few hours of my father's day rambling over 300 or so acres of park known as Heritage Ranch. I've spent many hours in this area cycling, cross country skiing and leading my bird watching group through the are. I have spent much time in the area and know it well.

     Yesterday , I wanted to check on a patch of tiger lily  (western wood lily) or (Lilium philidelphicum) and brown eyed susan  (wild gaillardia) or (Gaillardia aristata).



     I was a few days too early as I only found one tiger lily in full bloom 

     However thee were other plants in bloom such as the wild rose. 



     It was a windy day so some of the smaller plants I photographed and not in focus but worth a look.




41 comments:

  1. That sounds like a wonderful place to spend a little time walking and relaxing. Your pictures are all beautiful. Happy Father's Day a day late Red!

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    1. As I said. I have spent many hours in this area.

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  2. Hello,
    Pretty flowers, sounds like you had a nice walk on father's day.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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    1. I've spent many hours in this area and know it well.

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  3. It seems like a good thing to do on that day or any day.

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    1. I get lots of birding time but not much on plants.

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  4. What a nice way to spend a day!

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    1. We have a lot of great natural areas here.

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  5. A lovely way to spend the day!

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    1. we're fortunate that this area has been put aside.

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  6. Very pretty indeed. I love tiger lilies and look for them every year. :-)

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    1. there are several varieties of tiger lilies. On the open prairie they are known as prairie lily.

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  7. Looks like you had a lovely Father's Day ramble. Love seeing the flowers there.

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  8. A nice place to hike and now you have an excuse to go back and look for the tiger lily and brown eyed susan! Don't forget to share with us!

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  9. You can go back and get strawberries if the birds don't get them first!

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    1. Wild strawberries have the best flavor.

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    1. I was also looking for some lady slippers that I had transplanted.

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  11. It's wonderful that you enjoyed your day enjoying nature and its flowers. You got some beautiful photos of the flowers.

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    1. As far as photography goes it was bright and windy so a few problems.

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  12. Belated Father's Day wishes to you, Red, it looks like you spent the day taking a very enjoyable walk.

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  13. I love wild roses and wild strawberry plants - thanks for those pictures especially. We have wild strawberries growing beside our walkway this year, and they actually produced berries - first time ever.

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    1. Again, there are many varieties of wild roses.

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  14. You did catch some good wild flower blooms.

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    1. It was a little windy so in the open photography was a challenge.

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  15. Blue eyed grass is one of my favorites. Your tiger lilies are different than ours. Finding wild flowers of any kind is always fun.

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    1. There are several varieties of tiger lilies. Out on the prairie they are know as prairie lily.

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  16. Lovely to check up on the flowers blooming.

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    1. Yes, I know where the patches of wild flowers are.

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  17. Hi Red, I enjoyed your photos, especially the wild rose. I like your Father's Day getting out for a long walk and snapping some photos. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Tiger Lilies are such beautiful flowers, sounds like time well spent.

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  19. Looks like you went on a great ramble, super photos of the wildflowers and a belated Happy Father's Day!

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  20. I think that's a lovely way to spend Fathers Day. We had a quiet day as well. I love to see wildflowers also.

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  21. Sorry that brown-eyed Susan was not waiting for you. Does Jean know about her?

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  22. What a nice ramble...thanks for bringing us along.

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  23. beautiful nature stroll !

    you spent your father day in lap of mother nature that sounds so nice to me :)

    thank you for delightful photos ,i think but not sure that i have seen wild roses in my native part of land

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