Sunday, October 16, 2011

Snow-on-the-prairie and Nutsedge

The only thing 'blooming' around here this fall is our pondside crop of snow-on-the-prairie and our sedge grass (which I think is a nutsedge).  At least they provide a bit of green in our scape.



Once again, that lovely orange barricade fencing lends a bit of colorful backdrop...


103 comments:

Kerri said...

They are lovely! Isn't it amazing what can bloom with such little water?

Gail said...

Amazing photography.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

interesting plant; wonderful photos; thanks for sharing.

holdingmoments said...

What a beautiful plant.

When I read that title, I thought you'd had a fall of snow! lol

Ellie said...

That a pretty wee white flower on that plant. Amazing that they can grow on no water. Here's hoping - my fingers are still crossed for some rain for you.

Sandra said...

these are all new to me and very pretty, i really like these.

Jill said...

These are beautiful! That orange fence gave it the feeling of a painting.

Gone Country said...

Ya gotta love weeds! They survive almost anything!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These flowers look to be small,but they sure are not lacking in beauty.

bailey-road.com said...

When you look closely, especially through the lens of a camera, you can see such tiny wonders of nature!

Margie said...

You and that orange barricade fencing, LOL! Sweet, little petite flower that graces you with it's presence. Sunday morning hugs!

Birdman said...

Interesting nuisance blooms around the country.

Lynne said...

I am amazed how you consistently find some "bright spots" in the midst of the rainless terrain.
You are a fabulous photographer . . .

Lois Evensen said...

Such pretty little plants and flowers. :)

sweetdaysundertheoaks said...

Very pretty Tex! My favorite, the dainty little white flowers with the orange netting that makes such a colorful bokeh!

Giga said...

Proszę, proszę i trawy piękne u Ciebie. Pozdrawiam

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

I don't think I've seen this stuff... But your photos really capture their beauty!

Arija said...

Oh so lovely, both new to me and utterly gorgeous. Beautiful captures as well.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images of your wildflowers. Have a Happy Sunday!

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Beautiful pictures! I loved them!
xxxx

Catherine said...

Very pretty! Sometimes we have to take any color we can get!

Happy Sunday!
xo Catherine

Mom of M&Ms said...

i was wondering the names of these and had not had time to look them up... I learn so much here

Jan n Jer said...

New to me...never heard of them in my neck of the woods. Interesting to learn about the vegetation in other parts of the country! They are a bright spot in the parched earth!

Roan said...

We have nutsedge here, but have never seen snow-on-the-prairie. The orange background is really nice. No one would ever know it's a brilliant orange barricade fence.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

They have such a soft look. Very pretty.

Canyon Girl said...

I've never heard of these plants before. Stunning pictures as usual.

Samantha said...

The snow-on-the-prairie is so delicate..love it!

Dicky Bird said...

Pretty plant. When I read "snow" I thought, wow no rain all summer and now they have snow? Wait - snow in Texas...Oh...a plant...I've only had 1/2 a cup coffee, I'm still foggy...Blessings from Wisconsin - no snow yet, thank God!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I always appreciate the things that can thrive in the face of adversity. These are beautiful. Thank you. blessings ~ t

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that is a beautiful plant!

hope your weekend is going well!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

There is always beauty somewhere if we take time to look. Even in a dry landscape, a little bit of color catches your eye.

georgettesullins said...

Rick brought home pictures of the back pasture that burned last month. It's nice to see green again.

Sharon said...

It's always amazing to see the beauty in the very smallest of things! Nice shots, have a good Sunday!

Shrinky said...

Those delicate little blooms are simply beautiful. I do so love what you see through your lens!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Theresa, Isn't it awesome that some things can still bloom down there regardless of the water situation??? God's gorgeous world is marvelous, isn't it?
Hugs,
Betsy

Gary said...

Great shots. The water is really low here as you could see from the river. The river feeds into the great Lakes ultimatly providing you guys with water eventually. It's not encouraging!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

joo said...

They are lovely!

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

So pretty-I love that tiny little flower!

Bob Bushell said...

Snow, where? Lovely plants.

Shifan said...

Amazing.Very pretty.

Larry Ostby said...

Beautiful photos T. I really like the close-ups.

Rose said...

Theresa, these are beautiful images!

Michaele said...

These are simply perfection.

Michaele said...

Are the turtles still okay?

Zondra Art said...

Amazing photos and close-ups, amazing!

Nice day,kisses:)

Daniel said...

Interesting how nature has evolved to cope in extremes.

Lovely looking plant. It must be pleasing to the eye in what must be a barren landscape.

heyBJK said...

Very nice shots! Just looking at those photos you wouldn't know there was a severe drought.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Texwisgirl, Yes, the bottom series of pictures is of the Nutsedge. Have an outstanding day today!

A Quiet Corner said...

T, is that similar to Snow on the Mountain? I have that here and am anxiously awaiting it to go to seed BEFORE I leave this week!!...:)JP

Susan said...

Love,love,love these photos. So pretty and soft. Absolutely beautiful girlfriend.

Bruce Clark said...

Very interesting flowers and well captured.

Marvin said...

Great photos! Fall wildflowers something less than spectacular over this direction too. :-(

Martha Z said...

I'm always surprised to see the flowers that bloom in the fall after the grasses and other annuals have turned brown.

Sylvia K said...

What lovely flowers! They look so fragile and yet they're obviously quite sturdy to be able to survive the summer that you've had! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Farm Girl said...

Well at least you have something to take a picture of anyway. It looks nice. I do hope you get some moisture soon. Looking at the top picture and seeing how it looked when your pond was full, it is rather shocking to see it now.

SweetMarie said...

I've never seen these before. Such pretty tiny white flowers. Pretty photos!

Andrew said...

Lovely images of your plants...

Randy said...

I really like that first plant. Nice shots.

deb duty said...

Those are very pretty. I'm glad there's something that can stand the drought.

Gillian Olson said...

Great shots, the little flowers are so lovely.

Annette said...

If you hadn't mentioned the orange background source, I never would have thought about it or guessed.

Karen said...

They are both so delicate looking, but obviously very hardy to withstand the drought.

Robin said...

T, wonderful pics! Great composition! Great colour! We had frost again this morning! Our plants are hanging in, but it's been a pretty light frost!

Ms. ~K said...

Damn, you're good!!!! :)

Allison said...

Ooooo! Can you dry the sedge grass? This is gorgeous!

BlueShell said...

Hello: sorry for intruding_ I went to pay a visit to Bob and I Saw you: luky me, you have here amazing fotos: I just can't leave...I would say forever...
I'll be back, for sure!

Kathy said...

I don't think we have snow on the prairie here in Deep East Texas. It is sure is pretty though.

- Yvonaut -
Das sind Raphael und Yvonne
said...

Amazing pictures!
Very lovely flowers!
Greetings from Switzerland,
Yvonne and Raphael

Chatty Crone said...

I wondered how you were connecting snow and Texas together.

sandie

Julie G. said...

A lovely foliage! Beautiful photography!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the pretty verigated plants and little flowers in the first pics:@)

Candy C. said...

At least something is growing and blooming in the midst of your drought!

Montanagirl said...

Very nice series!

Woody said...

They are very nice, it's amazing anything could grow in the drought.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Lovely!! Only out away from the city can you truly appreciate the shows that Mother Nature gives you.

Farmchick said...

They are really lovely.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful in their subtle color and size...

wayside wanderer said...

Love these, especially the Snow on the Mountain. We learned it as "mountain" but we joke about the various names and currently we are calling it snow-on-the-mantle because anna picked some for me and that is where I have it. =) I noticed lots of goldenrod on the ride to church this morning.

Sall's Country Life said...

Love your snow on the prairie! Wish ours was so delicate!

Furry Bottoms said...

It's a miracle, how nature can be SO intricate. Beautiful shots!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gorgeous photos! I don't think we have that plant around here. Thanks for sharing!

Evelyn S. said...

Silvery green is so beautiful....on anything. I was just thinking how pretty a room would be in that shade.

Angela said...

Very beautiful plants! They must be very drought proof too to be so green and to be flowering at the same time. Glad that you have something beautiful to look at.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Isn't it wonderful that there are plants that survive severe drought and look great doing it? Your excellent photography makes them look beautiful!

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

Love the pics of the little flowers. At first glace they remind me of dragonflies.

Sandy said...

Those are gorgeous plants and spectacular photos!

♥ Helen said...

what a nice little plant.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely pictures.....nice work again.

warm greetings, Joop

Felicity said...

These are just delightful.
I'm a sucker for silver grey foliage, especially when there are little lemon & white blooms hiding inside.

Waving from across the seas and wishing the rain that we have here will wing its way to you ASAP.

xx's

SquirrelQueen said...

How pretty! Snow on the Prairie is one I haven't seen before. Great macros of those tiny flowers.

Linda R. said...

These shots are just gorgeous..

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice pictures - I like the last pictures - what a strange looking plant.

Cheers - Stewart M

BlueShell said...

Thank you for your kind words. I feel good here by nature that I love so much.
Hugs

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I wonder if you took a blow dryer to the snow-on-the-prairies, if they would melt and give you some much needed water ? ;)

laurak@forestwalkart said...

pretty little dainty flowers...

Barbara said...

I believe we have snow-on-the-prairie too, but ours never bloomed. They're changing colors now. Hope you get some rain soon! Our pond is already dropping again.

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Stunning photos... lighting especially!
I'm glad you can keep finding the beauty in what is still hanging on despite the drought.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Such tiny little flowers and so pretty, I haven't seen either before.

madrassi said...

Fabulous living inn such a environment.

barbara l. hale said...

I love those dainty white flowers and that dusty green color.

littlethingsoflife said...

Beautiful flowers. Great macro photography!

Louise said...

Beautiful! Love the sedges. Their blooms are so unusual, and I enjoy the feel of their angled stems.

pattisjarrett said...

These are both pretty little treasures.

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