Saturday, April 17, 2010

Spring flora

We've been doing a lot of weeding in the shrub beds in our backyard lately and noticing all the plants that are budding up or already blooming. Yesterday afternoon I took advantage of our brilliant Oregon sunshine and wandered around and took a few photographs. Getting the shots I wanted without my shadow in the frame was no easy feat. I managed to get the following when all was said and done.

Erysimum Linifolium (Siberian Wallflower):

Magnolia Stellata 'Rosea Jane Platt' (Star Magnolia):

Robinia Pseudoacacia 'Lace Lady' Twisty Baby (Locust)
One of Troubadour's favorites - check out the thorns:

Cornus Florida 'Cherokee Chief' (Cherokee Chief Dogwood):

Ribes Sanguineum (Flowering current):

And last the Daphne Odora:

As I was taking the picture of the Daphne, Basil followed me and decided to ham it up for the camera. I took several pictures of him rolling around on one of our weathered Adirondack chairs looking all cute and fluffy. I'll share those in a future post.

We went to the Oregon Gardens today for earth day and took a few pictures there as well. They are still in the camera and if any turned out I will share in a future post as well.

Tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful and 71˚ so a group ride is in store to the coast. We'll see if we get many photo ops on the way. We'll be going two-up as I do not have enough miles under my belt solo for a group ride. That will come in time and my new boots will too, hooray. You'll have to wait and see which ones I ordered later. I will do a review. I just hope they fit as they were ordered off the internet. Should arrive by next Friday. Until next time....

- Au Revoir

" Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844


  1. Hi Trobairitz
    Very nice pics of your flowers and plants. I found a couple I want to add to my garden. My Grandma had a locust tree and it had 2 inch long, nasty thorns - some of the thorns had thorns. Painful if you got too close, but it was a pretty little tree.

    Hope you guys had a nice ride to the coast, and anxiously awaiting the news on you new boots! :)