Friday Five: Wildflower Motley Medley

Microsteris gracillis, a.k.a., slender phlox

Microsteris gracillis, a.k.a., slender phlox

  1. I went back to the park yesterday to take a few more pictures showing the comparative size of the wildflowers (same earrings as before, made by Cassi).

    Okay, I JUST realized that this isn't the same flower as the above pic... but the sizing *is* correct, so let's pretend that it's the same. Okay?

    Okay, I JUST realized that this isn’t the same flower as the above pic… but the sizing *is* correct, so let’s pretend that it’s the same. Okay?

  2. Folks from several local tribes were there, with loads of gravel to spread on the paths as erosion control. I cringed because they were driving ATVs to bring the gravel and tools to various spots… and driving over some of the wildflowers.  I’m cringing again now, just thinking about the smashed flowers and grasses. I like to keep the conservation area conserved.

    narrow-leaf desert parsley   (This was shown in the field of yellow flowers on Monday.)

    narrow-leaf desert parsley (This was shown in the field of yellow flowers on Monday.)

  3. I wish I could take a couple of road trips to meet other bloggers with whom I’ve become friends.

    rock sunflower / Arrowleaf Balsamroot

    rock sunflower / Arrowleaf Balsamroot

  4. My older teen nearly laughed himself out of his chair at the dinner table last night. Granted, I did refer to Harvard as a possible back-up school…  but only because his first choice is [the much closer to home & family]  Stanford.  On the other hand, Stanford has only sent him a letter over the winter to suggest he spend thousands of dollars on a 3-week-long summer camp; the older, more distinguished school has sent him a letter asking him to consider applying to attend college there.  This kid has a lot of decisions to make in the next few months.

    Phlox caespitosa or possibly Phlox viscida (sticky phlox)

    Phlox caespitosa or possibly Phlox viscida (sticky phlox)

  5. Tomorrow is the  “Breakthrough for Brain Tumors” 5k walk. I’m walking in a group of friends and we’ll be surrounding a mutual friend’s family with love and hugs while we honor his memory. It’s going to be an emotional morning.
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6 thoughts on “Friday Five: Wildflower Motley Medley

  1. The flowers are lovely, KC. I imagine it will be a very tough time for you the friends and family of the one lost. Hugs to you.

  2. I love the detail in that first photo –flowers are so amazing close-up. Harvard as a back-up!? Those kids are going to be supporting you well in your old age 🙂

  3. I think we’d be great pals if I lives nearby I’m a sucker for wildflowers. I’ve been all dreamy about Harvard since watching Love Story back in the day . It was always a dream of mine, but I really was never smart enough or directed enough to be a Harvard candidate. I did visit Boston once and walked all over the campus. LOVE that you have a child that it’s a back up for…

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