Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Pelican Progress

I've stitched the Pelican, now on to finishing up the mitten.
This design is called "Belli...can" and the chart is "August" #327 from The Cricket Collection. 

The temperatures have moderated a bit from the mid-90's to the mid-80's so we can take a stroll and stick to the shade. 

Butterflies like the sunny weather.  There were Swallowtails too, but I could not get a shot of them.

The Cows' Parsnip is over six feet tall now.

The Teasle is growing quickly too.  The Goldfinches will feast on the seeds after the plants bloom. 

Nootka Roses

It won't be long now before the Ocean Spray resembles its name.

The woods are festooned with mosses and lichens. Originally I thought this might be a Bushtit nest, but it is just a cascade of moss.

Cottonwood and Ash

Ash leaves

I've seen the hummingbirds working away on the Columbine and the Blackberry blossoms.

I think this is going to be a good year for Hazelnuts.
There are lots of doubles...

...and here's a four-pack!  The chipmunks and jays will soon be battling over possession of these!

Lewis's Mock-Orange (Philadelphus lewisii) is one of the later shrubs to bloom. 

As its name suggests, it smells wonderful! 

The daisies have taken over the meadows.

Here's another weedy wildflower - Common Toadflax (Linaria vulgaris).

Look at all the Blackberry blossoms!  No wonder the hummingbirds are happy.

I think we'll have a good crop of them to go along with the hazelnuts.

A shy purple onion-looking flower on a long slender stem - Blue Dicks. 

Here's a close-up.

Our Elderberry is blooming.  Birds are supposed to like the fruit, but in the couple of years I've watched, I've never seen it set any berries. 

The grass pollen count is over 800 (120 or more is considered high).  I'm glad I'm not allergic!


Elizabeth said...

How beautiful! I love seeing all the wild flowers and your garden!

Vickie said...

A very pretty walk. Stay cool my friend!

cucki said...

So pretty x

Pam in IL said...

Beautiful walk! I heard that your weather was going to cool down for you, just as ours is climbing into the 90's with high humidity.

daisy g said...

You are surrounded by beauty! I think I'm partial to the daisies! ;0D

Barb said...

I'm so glad it is a bit cooler, here too! I always enjoy your walks. I just love seeing the wild roses. Ours are blooming up here too. The pelican is so cute. I need to look that one up. My sister collects them(she lives in Florida) That would be a cute ornamentjavascript:void(0) gift for her.

Barb said...

Wow, Beth, something strange happened on my last comment. Haven't seen that before!

Justine said...

Gorgeous photos Beth, I especially love the Blue Dicks. It's lovely to see your native plants.

Maggee said...

Ahhhh... such a nice walk! I have to get up REALLY early to walk in the neighborhood or anyplace outside here... it's been really hot! Glad you share your bits of outdoor beauty with us. Hugs!