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photoblog image A Look Around

A Look Around

I leave a wild patch of whatever is blooming on the lawn when I mow the grass. This hawkweed was from more than a month ago. Right now the lawn is cracked and brown from lack of rain.

 

photoblog image 20160713 011.jpg

A Look Around

I leave a wild patch of whatever is blooming on the lawn when I mow the grass. This hawkweed was from more than a month ago. Right now the lawn is cracked and brown from lack of rain.

 

photoblog image 20160713 011.jpg

comments (13)

  • Ray
  • Not United States
  • 27 Jul 2016, 01:03
This little patch must be a great attractor of buggie visitors, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: That is why I always leave a patch of something native. The insects enjoy the flowers and I enjoy both.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Jul 2016, 06:44
Our lawns are suffering, too, but we had some glorious rain in the night. Love your wild area
Mary MacADNski: We had a small amount yesterday - finally. I went out and played, of course.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Jul 2016, 07:09
Virtually a mono-crop isn't it
Mary MacADNski: Only a few types of wildflower is blooming at a time. The next time the lawn was mowed white clover was in bloom. Wild thyme is in bloom now on many lawns but sadly, I have none.
A beautiful invasion Mary!
It's being very hot and dry here as well.
Mary MacADNski: Hot and dry everywhere it seems. That's a first for us.
A very good idea to leave this Mary, it's so picturesque.
Mary MacADNski: I usually leave it in some interesting shape.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Jul 2016, 11:50
Beautiful. My lawn is cratersville after our past dry summer. Some late rains revived the grass to an extent, but I will need to do some leveling, come spring.
Mary MacADNski: What makes craters?
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Jul 2016, 15:14
A lovely perspective of this colourful flower, no doubt buzzing with insect life.
Mary MacADNski: I love the smell of these.
They make a fine splash of colour Mary
Mary MacADNski: Some are not colourful. Last mow, the white clover was blooming. It stays short and neutral. I do like the bright ones like this.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Jul 2016, 17:48
Ah... now another flower I can recognise - the Blooming Whatever - a favourite smile I do like your choice of focus length.
Mary MacADNski: I am sure you know hawkweed; usually knee high, most often yellow but some beautiful orange ones in the mix.
You go from one extreme to the other Winter to Summer
Good for you for preserving wild areas... lawns are overrated...
Great DOF for this, Mary!
  • nan
  • United States
  • 13 Aug 2016, 22:26
LOVE this photo! Just gorgeous. The expanse! The focus and light.

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