Sunday, August 17, 2008
WOW - now here's a pretty flower!
We were just up in the woods walking - now today is a hot summer day. The dogs had fun though, with the rain the last couple of days there's lots of raccoon urine drenched puddles to drink out of - so they were able to keep hydrated. But I noticed a flower I hadn't noticed before - and it was coming out of a flower I've seen forever.
It's like as if the flower is a caterpillar and this flower is the butterfly - the former flower is a white wide bloomed kind of ugly thing that is everywhere - and it's now closing up and turning green and turning into the neatest cactusy thing and the blossom on it is purple and it's gorgeous! I had to take a bunch of photos of it. And of course several of the dogs because it was such a nice day.
But I didn't know we had a cactus type flower native to Nova Scotia. It's very neat!
A couple more birthday photos of Buttercup being cute. It's pretty impossible for her not to be, really.