Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Celebrating the Fourth of July

On my bird walks today, I saw plenty of red and blue birds (Northern Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeak) but no white birds. So instead, here are today's color-appropriate wildflowers:
Red:
Trumpet Creeper

White:
Queen Anne's Lace

& Blue:
Chicory

Happy Independence Day!

5 comments:

Mary C said...

Beautiful - especially that chickory. The petals look like they are paper thin - like you could almost see behind them. I hope you have had a good 4th of July so far.

nina said...

My favorite's chicory, too. Dainty little saw-toothed edges....so sweet, but tough enough to brave every roadside.

Susan Gets Native said...

Kath:
Looks like you and I had the same idea for posts today!

BTW: Glad you had a good day of birding. I wish I was well enough to have gone. Oh, well. Someday, I will rise to bird again!

KatDoc said...

Chicory really is underrated. Dusty and tattered, along every roadway, everyone ignores it. But when you stop to look closely at the flowers they really are lovely. Look at those delicate little anthers - like tiny moth antennae.

Thanks for looking,

~Kathi

Mary said...

Happy July 4th, Katdoc! I'm partial to blue flowers. Thanks for the Chicory.