Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W - Wildflowers

Victoria has a lot of hilltop parks that come to beautiful life with wildflowers this time of year.  Last night we took the dogs to one just as the sun was setting.  I wish I could show you some pictures as the light was exquisite. But I had left my camera at home. (@#A!!!)  (I cannot tell you how frustrating this was but perhaps some will understand.)

So I'll try to describe the hilltop with the sun slanting low along the meadow casting long shadows of the gnarled oaks and shining on wildflowers dotted here and there.  The Fawn Lily, the brilliant pink shooting star also known as the Calypso Lily.

And just coming into bloom the deep purple blue of the Camas flower and the ever-present Buttercup.  

Here's a photo taken last year at another hilltop park with the Camas blooming.  If you enlarge it you'll see it carpeting the meadow.

Spring is late this year so all the wildflowers seem to be coming into bloom at once.  Just beautiful.

It's hard for me to let go of the frustration I feel when I leave my camera at home and I miss opportunities for exquisite light in pictures.  I actually planned to get up early this morning and go back to the park with my camera to try for some sunrise pictures for this post.  Unfortunately I woke up to clouds and rain so so it would have been a waste of time.  These pictures are from google image and from last year's collection.


  1. Oh yes, I get your frustration. It can take hours for me to let go. I think it's the mourning for what might have been. The if only...
    And my butt gets pretty sore from all that self-kicking.

  2. I know that frustration too. Have done that many times and regretted every minute of it. The what-if's are enough to drive anyone crazy. Oh well, another day, another time and maybe an even better oportunity will arise!

  3. Beautiful photos, and wonderful post. Thank you for sharing.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  4. I get frustrated too when I reach for my camera and realize I don't have it.

    I stopped carrying my camera all the time, even though it is a small point and click, because of the weight but I just found an old small strap across the body purse that I can walk with and carry my camera. So hopefully no more lost shots for me.

    Your wildflower photos today were lovely.
    We are at W I can't wait to see what you come up with for X and Z.

    cheers, parsnip


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