Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Obsession?

As I got more involved in photographing and identifying the wildflowers of Lewis County, I began to entertain the idea of trying to find every wildflower that grows on our sixty acres of land. Luckily, I soon realized that this would be ridiculous (yes, there are times when I'm struck by sudden bouts of sanity). I have finally learned that there is a limit to the number of major activities that I can divide my time into (yay, me!), and have realized, in addition, that I have to prioritize. I have a full time job as a teacher, and another full time job as an artist. I am also working on building a log house from- well, logs; what I mean is, it's not a kit. Then throw in a few details like caring for the house and yard, my dogs, and...well, life stuff. So, no big wildflower project, but I will continue to share with you the flowers I meet by chance.

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)

Lamb's Ear

Tall Bellflower (Campanula americana)

Field Milkwort (Polygala sanguinea)


  1. Great photos.

    I have to laugh, you sound like me trying to eek everything I can out of free time when holding down a full time job. At least we were able to hire someone to build our dream home 4 1/2 years ago. I bet when your home is finished, it will be stunning.

  2. Wise woman. the ol' balance act is a constant is it not.
    These lovely fotos continue to be favorite flower images of mine too.
    I am imagining you simply wandering and stopping to admire, gently taking in the huge project...just a little meander.
    thanks for posting such beauty.

  3. Donna- Wandering about taking photos is indeed very relaxing for me- another reason not to become obsessed with some arbitrary cataloging assignment.


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