Monday, August 4, 2008

A Look at the Creek

Hello all!!! I took a walk down to the creek last night, with the dog, to see what's going on there. It is incredibly lush this year and for the first time in 6 years, I could actually say it's beautiful down there! I don't know if it's due to the cool spring we had that seemed to make everything grow like crazy or what but I was surprised. I did pick some wildflowers down there a couple of weeks ago but it has once again changed. Earlier this spring, on a whim, I sprinkled some wildflower seeds from a box I purchased at Walmart last year. I thought they may never come up but what the hay! Well to my surprise some of the seeds survived and are now pretty little plants in bloom!!! YAY!!! Hope you enjoy!!!

I saw 2 of these beauties down there. No clue what they are but boy are they pretty!

These are so pretty too, the name of these escapes me at the moment. I saw 3 of these plants in bloom.

Now this creature is a little scary yet beautiful. Some sort of waspy/hornet thing that is huge and jet black! I told my hubby about them and he said to steer clear! Luckily, they were more interested in the Joe Pye Weed than me!

Hope you enjoyed the photos! Have a wonderful day, happy treasure hunting! Hugs!!!



Heather said...

What beautiful pictures!! Wild flowers have always been some of my favorites. I think part of it is just the surprise- planting the seeds and waiting to see what pops up!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am adding you to my side bar- if that is ok? I enjoy yours so much!
-Heather :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

OMG! I love the wild flowers. I've never tried to grow them. It's to late to do so this year but I'm going to next year for sure. I love that red and yellow one.


Natasha Burns said...

The flowers are so lovely, and everything does look amazingly lush! I'm so shocked because things don't even look that lush here in winter/spring and in summer, forget it - everything is crunchy yellow and dead : (
So you have a creek on your property? how wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Morning Kim! Love your wildflowers. That pink one looks like some I planted years ago which takes over! I never remember the names! I pulled it all out because it wasn't where is should have been!lol I am so scared of wasps/hornets, had one chasing me yesterday, I kept jumping off mower!lol neighbors must have thought I was drunk the way I was mowing! A creek is the perfect place for a wildflower garden - very pretty!!! Have a great day, Jeannette

Brook said...

Lovely photos! Naturally beautiful!


Dawn said...

Very nice photos. I really like the idea you had of seeding the area. Clever and thoughtful idea. Now, the bug on the other hand is nothing I'd want to get too close too!

take care,

Darlene said...

Those wild flowers are beautiful!! It is so nice that they are blooming so has been so hot here 100+ that everything is dying that is not getting watered and we are under a watering restriction.....
We have those big black waspy/hornet looking things too...YUCK!!

Michelle said...

Hi Kim,

Thanks for stopping by! It's nice to meet someone else who loves milk glass :) Your wild flowers are beautiful..


Barb said...

Hi Kim,

You have a green thumb.
I really enjoyed the beautiful pictures (even the bug).


belladella said...

Love the photos, Kim. You know, I have some wildflower seeds laying around. I need to just toss them in one of our fields and see what happens. Bugs- I can do without those :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey there Kim, Thanks for the anniversary wishes. :) I planted some wild flowers in an urn but no blooms yet. My pumpkins are up but only like 3 inches high yet. The leaves are dying off on my squash so I pulled two of them out today. That will give the pumpkins some room to grow. Wonder if I will see any by Halloween? LOL Lynn

Pink Slippers said...

I am so bad with seeds. I can garden, I can weed, I can purchase and I can dig. But when it comes to seeds--no way. I envy those who I see buying packages of seeds. (LOL)

Rosemary said...

Hi Kim,
Love the flowers. I have tried doing that too, but it never has worked. Amazing, that it worked for you. I love it.
Hope you are having a great day!

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Just beautiful!

M ^..^

Joy said...

I'm pretty sure the flowers in the second to last photo are coreopsis. I love them.

Judy said...

I love the flowers, they are so beautiful. If you are interested I just posted THE recipe with my changes of course.

BittersweetPunkin said...

The wildflowers are very your photos!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a great gift to be able to meander along a creek. If I want to do that, I need to hop in my car, drive about 20mins to the opening of one of the canyons and then hike another 1/4 mile to see a trickle of s stream...but that's only if we've gotten rain! Which, unfortunately hasn't happened in quite some time. Enjoy your creek! You got some great shots!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

How pretty! We have a creek too, and I love seeing what flowers pop up around it. Everything was especially beautiful around here this year too ~ one of the prettiest springs I've ever seen!

Judi said...

Hi. The top flower appears to be a mallow of some sort, such as musk mallow. The middle flower could be a type of coreopsis.I'm interested in native plants, and use them in my yard -- we have joe pye, coreopsis, mallow, and many other wildflowers in around our suburban ranch house. The birds and insects love them. How nice that you have a creek to enjoy, too.

Mya said...

I have those huge wasp things all over my garden. They love my herbs. They are pretty scary looking.It has been a nice michigan summer lets hope that it lasts well into the fall. I think we deserve that here in michigan. Don't you?
Take care-Mya