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Sunday, June 2, 2013

June!

June is our most beautiful month.  It's not too hot, it's not too cold*, it's just right.  We don't have flies yet, and the ranch is aglow with wildflowers.

Penstemon
 
Indian Paintbrush
 
Field Mouse-Ear
You have to look closely to spot this little gem.
 
Sprawling Daisy
 
Golden Aster
 
One-Sided Penstemon (Sidebells Penstemon)
 
These tiny little cacti turn to mush underfoot,
and pose no threat to horse or human.
 
There were a few wildflowers I was less than happy to see.
 
Locoweed
 
Death Camas
 
Dr. Gary assures us that well-fed horses won't eat toxic plants,
but these guys are outta here!
 
And finally, so you won't think you're reading the wrong blog...
Paj
 

* In the interest of truth in journalism, I must tell you that it was 34F(1C) when we did the 7 am chores on June 1.

24 comments:

allhorsestuff said...

Wow, You're Quite High...A Tad Chilly Yet!
Loved Those Crisp Flowers, Bright, Beautiful!

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Joe Bauman said...

Cool photos!

Ruffles said...

Gorgeous photos.

Lori Skoog said...

I can see why you love the month of June. Are you still weaving? 34????

Alison said...

Your knowledge of flowers is pretty dang impressive. Finally, I know what Indian paintbrush looks like! Why does locoweed have to be so pretty?

Kate said...

That is COLD for June :( Dang!

Em Parkinson said...

So different from our British wild flowers. No Bluebells I notice.....gorgeous photos.

Dreaming said...

Ah, so sweet! Your pictures are stunning! I loved our yard in Black Forest as we had patches of wild flowers all summer.
Enjoy June! It is certainly lovely - maybe more so after our winter/spring mix!

Karen Burch said...

It's nice that we are finally having a spring, with moderate temps during the day and cool crisp nights. I have always wondered what the tiny white flowers were called and now I know.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, such beauty, don't you just love wildflowers !
Yes, June is such a pleasant and tolerable month, mild temperatures, and new birth all around.
Such lovely pictures, especially sweet Paj :)
~Jo

Jim said...

The first and last photos are wonderful, Terry! I love that splash of orange from the Indian Paintbrush. And look at Paj! Almost looks surreal.

OnTheBit said...

Haha...I was going to comment complaining about the lack of horses with those flowers until I saw Paj's sweet face! Hopefully the bugs are not that bad with it being so cold out and Paj is just getting dressed up for fun.

SheMovedtoTexas said...

So pretty!

Kay G. said...

Oh, I LOVE your wildflowers!
I don't blame you for pulling up the ones that are toxic for your horses, better safe than sorry!
And when my sister got married in Colorado in August of 1996, we had frost in the morning but it got to 80 degrees that same day! Colorado is CRAZY beautiful!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Paj looks gorgeous !! Those wildflowers are very pretty. The ranch must look splendid at this time of year .... it was the hottest day here yesterday 14'C !! Jayne

Fundy Blue said...

Hi Terry! Thanks for posting the lovely wildflower photos. I am looking forward to seeing what has cropped up in our park while we were away. Your ranch is certainly a piece of heaven! Have a great evening!

Angelikas Photographic Sketchbook said...

Hi Terry, lovely wild flowers. I like how you capture live's little presents around you.

And thanks for your comment on my last post. I couldn't help and laugh though, 'cause I thought the same about you living on a farm! To me, I just wonder about how wonderful it must be to live in such an amazing place. And once upon a time, it was my dream to live on a big farm with horses...

jenj said...

Gorgeous!

Once Upon an Equine said...

June is a pretty month at your place. We don't have many flowers at our place, but the green, green grass is a sight for sore eyes after the long brown winter.

Wolfie said...

Lovely pics! We are experiencing cold and rainy weather....your flowers brightened my day.

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a lovely flowers, Terry!
Sounds really an agreeable weather.
Enjoy!

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John Gray said...

That first photo almost made me crypts so lovely

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My favorite of these is the wildflower :)

Cat said...

Lovely flowers... But I am embarrassed to say, I had thought locoweed another name for marijuana. I think the Indian Paintbrush is probably my favorite. And it looks like Paj is pretty much ready for anything!

Cat