Wildflower Wednesdays: Forget Me the Flowers

Alpine Forget Me Nots.jpg

Ne m’oubilez pas?

Continue reading “Wildflower Wednesdays: Forget Me the Flowers”

Wildflower Wednesdays: Blowin’ in the Wind

Dandelion_processedLogo.jpg

Everyone knows dandelions, known scientifically as Taraxacum officinale.

Continue reading “Wildflower Wednesdays: Blowin’ in the Wind”

Wildflower Wednesdays: Anemones in the Air

Wildflowers_ProcessedLogo.jpg

For this week’s Wildflower Wednesday, I present: a flower of whose identity I am not at all certain.

Continue reading “Wildflower Wednesdays: Anemones in the Air”

Wildflower Wednesdays: Clusters of Color

ClusteredRhodiola_ProcessedLogo.jpg

Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the clustered rhodiola.

It isn’t the standard wildflower: hasn’t got a visible pollen center, not strictly defined petals. It survives all year round, favoring rock crevices, where it can grow easily, but flowers from June till August.

This one was spotted at Tarsar Pass, overlooking the beautiful blue Tarsar lake and after nearly an hour of hard trekking up a slope far too steep to look back down. The red is striking in a world of grey and blue and green, a little clump of fire at the top of the world.

The Blossoming

CherryBlossoms_ProcessedLogo

I have some very, very exciting news to share, but that will have to wait till Tuesday, unfortunately.

Till then, have some details of what I am tentatively labelling apple blossoms, spotted at the ever-fruitful (I AM FUNNY AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME OTHERWISE) Llobregat Delta.