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Old Mar 22, 2010, 2:11 PM   #1
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Challenged by Harriet's and Mole's great wildflower photos, I got on the hillsides around my house today. There was not much in bloom yet, but the smallest flowers were in abundance.




Each of the above a tiny flower about a quarter-inch in diameter. I don't know the name of the first, but I believe the second is a Houstonia.

Slightly larger is the henbit found in so many yards.



Hugging the ground were some wild violets.



I don't know what these red blossoms were, but I think they're pretty.



The buds haven't opened on the oak trees...



But the blossoms on the wild pear trees are everywhere.



All shots were taken with the K20 and the Tamron 28-75mm Di LD Macro. The O'ring flash adapter was used on most shots to balance light.

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Very pretty Paul!
Is that Henbit anything like being henpecked?
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Nice close-ups. Red flower looks like a quince to me.
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These are beautiful Paul. I'm starting to feel like I'm in the last part of the northern hemisphere to green up in the spring. I know that's not true, of course. I'm sure Ira Kjell, and Ned will have to wait even longer to see some greenery, but all this beautiful vegetation is making me really impatient for spring.
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Beautiful shots Paul. I envy your early spring. We are getting another 3" of rain the next two days. Three of our rivers have just reached crest from last week's storm.

Our oak trees still haven't lost the last of their leaves and yours are leafing out.

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These are beautiful Paul. I'm starting to feel like I'm in the last part of the northern hemisphere to green up in the spring. I know that's not true, of course. I'm sure Ira Kjell, and Ned will have to wait even longer to see some greenery, but all this beautiful vegetation is making me really impatient for spring.
Well, you can add me to that list feeling this way. All these flowers and the crocuses aren't even out of the ground up my way yet. Give it another month or so.

Lovely flowers, Paul. I was thinking the same thing about the red flowers - quince.

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Glad my little photos were part of inspiring your great ones! Especially nice job on the violets - look like Bird's Foot Violet perhaps? (ours don't usually bloom until later April or early May)
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Hiya Paul! Really the wild violets most! Lovely colours!
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