Let There Still Be Roses

 Dear Jesus,

 I read in Isaiah 55 these words:
 “So you will go out with joy, 
and be led forth in peace. 
The mountains and the hills will burst into singing before you 
and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.
Large cypress trees will grow where thornbushes were.
 Myrtle trees will grow where weeds were.
 These things will be a reminder of the Lord’s promise,
and this reminder will never be destroyed.”

 I love roses on their thorny bushes. 
I love roses and can’t think that heaven on earth could lack them.
 Oh, Jesus…….
Oh, please, Lord say there will still be roses!

Let There Still Be Roses

 Dear Jesus,

 I read in Isaiah 55 these words:
 “So you will go out with joy, 
and be led forth in peace. 
The mountains and the hills will burst into singing before you 
and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands.
Large cypress trees will grow where thornbushes were.
 Myrtle trees will grow where weeds were.
 These things will be a reminder of the Lord’s promise,
and this reminder will never be destroyed.”

 I love roses on their thorny bushes. 
I love roses and can’t think that heaven on earth could lack them.
 Oh, Jesus…….
Oh, please, Lord say there will still be roses!

Orchids

This year I have been studying orchids.

These I bought at Lowe’s.
My orchids have been so pretty this summer. This pink one had many blooms. The last two to come out are still looking pretty.

 The butter cream and whites bloom from stems in the same pot. Both plants have put on new leaves.

The pink one I got on Mother’s Day in 2009 from Rachel. It bloomed again this spring. I cut back the stem after the blossoms dropped and watered the roots very little during the winter. In the spring I began watering with 3 ice cubes a week and soon it put on a fresh stem of buds. It bloomed all summer.

Orchids

This year I have been studying orchids.

These I bought at Lowe’s.
My orchids have been so pretty this summer. This pink one had many blooms. The last two to come out are still looking pretty.

 The butter cream and whites bloom from stems in the same pot. Both plants have put on new leaves.

The pink one I got on Mother’s Day in 2009 from Rachel. It bloomed again this spring. I cut back the stem after the blossoms dropped and watered the roots very little during the winter. In the spring I began watering with 3 ice cubes a week and soon it put on a fresh stem of buds. It bloomed all summer.

Pink Prairie Posies

Mid-June is a time when there are so many wildflowers blooming on the prairie that it is amazing and impossible to see them all. This summer, I have been attempting to photograph the common flowers and favorites, and also to find and photograph some I haven’t seen before.

 The four photos of Showy Prairie Primroses above show them at different stages.
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I notice that there are cycles of predominant colors. 
There was a white cycle, followed by a yellow cycle cycle and of course these overlap and mingle.
The Prairie Gentian or Prairie Sabatia has a tough five-petaled pink flower.
It is one of my favorites to press because it keeps its shape and color well.

Wild roses come in several styles and shades from pale pink to this bright color. 
 
 The Pasture rose is a simple flower with  four petals and a yellow center.

Mimosa and Sensitive Briar are related although sensitive is a ground plant and mimosa
is a flowering tree that grows wild in pastures, woods and fence lines.

Both have a sphere-shaped pink flower with bright yellow tips of pollen that make them resemble miniature fireworks.
 
Sweetpea and vetch are also  pinks of the season.

Coneflowers from white to dark purple are Echinacea.

Pink, Pink, Pink Prairie Posies!

Pink Prairie Posies

Mid-June is a time when there are so many wildflowers blooming on the prairie that it is amazing and impossible to see them all. This summer, I have been attempting to photograph the common flowers and favorites, and also to find and photograph some I haven’t seen before.

 The four photos of Showy Prairie Primroses above show them at different stages.
~~~~~~~
I notice that there are cycles of predominant colors. 
There was a white cycle, followed by a yellow cycle cycle and of course these overlap and mingle.
The Prairie Gentian or Prairie Sabatia has a tough five-petaled pink flower.
It is one of my favorites to press because it keeps its shape and color well.

Wild roses come in several styles and shades from pale pink to this bright color. 
 
 The Pasture rose is a simple flower with  four petals and a yellow center.
Mimosa and Sensitive Briar are related although sensitive is a ground plant and mimosa
is a flowering tree that grows wild in pastures, woods and fence lines.

Both have a sphere-shaped pink flower with bright yellow tips of pollen that make them resemble miniature fireworks.
 
Sweetpea and vetch are also  pinks of the season.
Coneflowers from white to dark purple are Echinacea.
Pink, Pink, Pink Prairie Posies!