Friday, October 9, 2009

Tiny yellow flowers and ladybugs...

Leaves are blushing.....

Tiny flowers fascinate me. I was walking one morning, when I saw some little teeny flowers growing by the side of the road.



These hadn't opened yet. I was so disappointed as they were in full bloom the day before.


That's better.....
Some more little yellow flowers...
Bigger.....(o.k. we all know what these are and they weren't growing wild)
Biggest!! (I was planning to post a pic of a gigantic sunflower, but it disappeared!)


Ladybug preparing for winter. I wonder where it will hide?

Of course - in a ladybug house!

20 comments:

Beverly said...

I love tiny flowers too, but, I think those are my ladybugs, and they came to live with you.
(Lily and I released a bag of ladybugs and they were going to eat all the bugs, but, they left) :(

amelia said...

Is the bottom pic colancho? It looks like it and I wondered if they were OK to plant outside in our climate?

Natural Moments said...

Its like the leaves are getting all dressed up for a fantastic event. Seasons are even celebrated in the plant kingdom. But I like how she is blushing too.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Wendy...I always love seeing flowers, even the tiny ones--but that first picture with the pinkish leaf is gorgeous.... Looks like Fall to me.

The ladybugs must have a 'home' there.
Hugs,
Betsy

Maggie May said...

Its surprising what treasures you can find in a hedgerow.
I always love to see lady birds on my plants because they are so useful gobbling up the aphids. We don't seem to have had many around this year. Not where I live anyway, so that is not good news.

Lovely to see things from your garden. You always lead us into tiny places!

Nuts in May

Grammy said...

They use to live in my house. It was like let me in. You would find them every where. But not this year. I don't know if they found a new home. You photos are beautiful. We have had so much rain. I have not been out for a while.

Cheryl said...

Hi Wendy...delightful post. I love small flowers....I much prefer them to big bold blooms....there is nothing sweeter than a gathering of tiny flower in a mixture of colours.....

The ladybugs look very autumnal.......I think they may be going to hibernate at the base of the plant they are on.....but of course, a ladybird house would be the better option......

Kanak Hagjer said...

We both seem to have a fascination for wayside blooms. Great captures. that yellow is so bright and cheerful! And the ladybugs...! Wow, getting them for a single shot is wonderful. I have somehow never managed to do that...two or more of a kind all together.
The leaf turning into fall colour in the first shot, is beautiful!

Beth Niquette said...

I went for just this kind of walk with my Sissy day before yesterday--there is something so beautiful about nature untamed. In the big things, and especially in the small ones.

Beautiful work--thank you for taking us on your walk!

Allie said...

So beautiful! I love flower colors this time of year.

Hilary said...

Your photos are lovely. I especially like the ladybugs. I find their whimsy hard to resist. :)

white_lilly said...

Lovely photos Wendy, I was wandering besides photography do you ever feel like painting these beautiful flowers, are you artistic?

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beckie said...

Wendy, I really like your header. the salvia and black eyed susans look great together.

Isn't it fun to get down and see the small stuff once in a while? Almost like another world.

Hope you and hubby are doing well. :)

Wendy said...

Hi Bev, Aww, you found me out. I enticed these ladybugs all the way from your place. Told them they could have their own condo and eat honey all day. LOL!

Hi Amelia, yes they are - and I planted these as an experiment. We'll see if they come up next year!

Hi Bernie - seasons are celebrated especially in the plant kingdom! They are there to guide us from one season to another.

Hi Betsy, I have a secret to tell you - that pink leaf is red now! I took that pic 2 weeks ago and now she's all red.

Hi Maggie May - how sweet, thanks for your kind words. And thanks for letting me know what a hedgerow is. I've read about it millions of times and thought it was a hedge. I do love looking at what grows wild at the side of the road.

Wendy said...

Hi Grammy, we've had a lot of rain too. Keep well.

Hi Cheryl, there is something so intriguing about tiny flowers. I don't know why. I've told the ladybugs they can stay in the "condo" rent free this winter. LOL!

Hi Kanak, I love to see what's growing by the side of the road. I guess it's because nobody planted it. It just grew - and there is such variety. Ladybugs are all over the place now, so not too difficult to photograph.

Hi Beth, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your walk with your sister. Autumn is really here.

Hi Allie - they are pretty, aren't they?

Hi Hilary, I guess that's why I like them too - they are such whimsical creatures.

Hi White Lily - I wish. I have no talent whatsoever with painting or drawing. But maybe I'm just afraid. Someday.....

Hi Becky, thanks for your concern. Hubby has his ups and downs - just crazy sometimes. This rain is not helping him at all.
It is fun to get down and see what lies just below the grass - and people probably think we're crazy when they see us bending down!

Beverly said...

I love your photos, Wendy. I enjoyed a few days further north and enjoyed the cool fall air and some color, although it was not peak...wonderful anyway.

Abba's Girl said...

Beautiful pics, brightened my day!

Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord said...

I've always loved lady bugs for the luck they're supposed to represent. I enjoyed seeing more flowery pictures (your site is awesome for that!), but am sitting here in a wool sweater so I know we're not long for the blooms... (sigh)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

I love the pic of the blushing foliage. Beautiful! Aren't tiny blooms just sweet? As Cheryl said, I love to gather a bouquet of tiny flowers and put them in tiny containers--my favorite is a depression glass salt shaker (without the lid--or the salt! LOL!).

Mimi said...

I love the lady bug house!