These sunflowers came to bloom the same day in Effieland, and have remained hale and blooming for about a week. We will harvest their seeds; they are a significant protein source in my meatless diet. In the meantime, we will enjoy their beauty and the incredible vibrancy of their golden blooms.
Category Archives: flowers
Vetch is a legume that provides fodder for deer and farm animals. Its purple flowers cover part of our meadow where deer frequently feed.
My cats Effie and Paladin are out with me in 96° Effieland, but defer from blog appearances today in favor of napping in the shade.
Lupines come in so many wonderful variegated and solid colors. . .
One of my favorite solids is Cream.
More poppies have bloomed since yesterday.
Grapevines are expansive throughout Effieland.
Our first purple poppy of the season was like a love song. . .
and the purple lupine was part of the chorus.
The blue flax flowers seem a suitable backdrop for Paladin’s dark Tabby markings.
I welcome lupines as harbingers of summer, especially when they arrive in pink. We also have later-blooming lupines in cream and blue. The ones pictured here are beginning to bloom, and will soon fill their stalks with more petals. Effie and Paladin took turns today, sleeping among the leaves on the side opposite the flowers.
Lilacs announce the Spring.
Effie is pensive, but she nonetheless enjoys everything about Spring.
Paladin seeks shade under a chair.
Dwarf ruffled golden-orange tulips contribute festivity to the season.
Not to be outdone, a red dwarf ruffled tulip joins the festivities.
Effie loves fresh catnip.
Our first full-bloom daffodil of the year was so heartening after five months of off-and-on winter.