Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Same Thing, Only Different (Bluets)

My favorite Spring wildflower isn't the brightest or showiest; in fact, the bluet is so tiny, it could easily be missed.  It doesn't grow here in Kenton County, where I live, nor in southwest Ohio, where I grew up.  When we bought property on the Kinniconick Creek in Lewis County, I was excited to discover many species of  plants I had never seen before.  A delicate little four-lobed star of pale blue with a bright yellow center, I couldn't help thinking of it as a faerie flower.  


See what I mean?


  1. Oooh, we had those in Connecticut when I was little, I miss them... love the name too. thanks for the nice reminder.
    xoxo Kim

  2. I like these little blue flowers with yellow centers...they look like they are growing low to the ground...beautiful. On my screen they are rather lavender. I had a week of pink tulips (purchased) that became a real spirit lifter.

  3. love love love them!!!
    I wish you a happy and sunny Sunday!

  4. So delicate, yet strong; simple yet intricate in their very being.
    These blue charmers make me think of another post I saw this morning by another artist, Forest Dream Weaver, who has captured their very essence

  5. I love delicate little wildflowers - this one reminds me a little of blue eyed grass that pops up daintily now and again around my garden.

  6. yes, they are the sweetest! I don't remember ever seeing them before moving here to NY, but we have them scattered about. So sweet and delicate!! Lovely shots of them :)

  7. Your great photography revived my memories of Shabo Mekaw once again. Loved the shot along the stone foundation wall with azaleas in distance.

  8. Wonderful flowers. I don't recall ever having come in contact with that variety before.

    Happy birthday tomorrow, by the way!

  9. I love those wee, blue flowers. :)

  10. Hi Don! thanks for the birthday wishes!

  11. Your flower pics are really beautiful!

    Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu ..... happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuu, happy Birthday dear Shaaarmoooon .... Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuuu...!

    All in my best singing voice...which you are lucky you can’t hear....LOL

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get to do lots of fun things to celebrate. Do give yourself a bit of time for things you want to do - I think that is always the best "gift" of all.

    All the best my friend!

    Sending big hugs across the miles!

  12. Yeah. I see what you mean...
    I love to say their name... very perky.

  13. AND HAPPY RE-BIRTHING DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  14. Okay, can we talk?!
    I see these now and then, but I have never had them presented to me with such clarity and beauty! These are lovely. I like the texture and the delicate middle-ish.

    So pretty. Thanks for the pics!

  15. Precious Sharmon...
    wonderful photos!


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