Thursday, April 30, 2009

Prairie Crocus

I would like to invite you to take a walk with me.
We will be in a cow pasture,so watch your step.
The soft and delicate Prairie Crocus grows at it's best
in a pasture.

Since my early childhood I can remember going with Mom and Dad

into the pasture to pick Crocuses.

At that time we were not aware of just how easily these plants can be destroyed.

Today I will not pick a single flower,but rather capture them with my camera.

The bees were enjoying the flowers as well.

This last picture is probably better viewed by enlarging it.

This is a part of the sea of Crocuses found in one pasture.

The Prairie Crocus is the floral emblem of Manitoba.

How great are your works,O Lord.
Psalm 92:5

21 comments:

  1. Very beautiful, Ruth. I remember seeing them in the mountains when I was young. They're such a lovely sign of spring and new birth.

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  2. I L-O-V-E all your new flower pictures in your header!! The crocuses are so delicate and gorgeous. I've not lived in rural areas and have not seen such a huge patch of them! Wow. Indeed, how great are the Lord's works! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Ruth, I love Crocus blooms. Ours are always the first to bloom in spring. I wish they would bloom longer!!!!

    Yours are so pretty.. I'd love to see that field full of them.

    Thanks!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. They are so very beautiful Ruth. Thanks for the bouquet. :c)

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  5. I have never heard of a Prairie Crocus and did not know they were Manitoba's flower. Ontario's flower is the trillium and it is illegal to pick it.

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  6. Crocuses are such delicate beauties! loved these photos!

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  7. Beautiful flowers! Makes me want to study pastures just alittle more for these flowers.

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  8. Ruth, these are so beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen them growing in the wild like this. I am so happy you shared this beautiful site, the crocus filled field is just gorgeous.

    I love the new header too!

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  9. What a beautiful flower! I've never gotten spend time in a pasture. My great-grandfather had a small farm in Bardstown, KY, but he just grew vegetables.

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  10. ". . .Thy power throughout, the universe displayed . . ."
    Great photos.

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  11. Never heard of these, they are very pretty. Guess they are kind of strange (in a good way) looking in the praire.

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  12. These crocus are beautiful. I'm glad you picked them with your camera -- hopefully there will be even more next spring.

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  13. Ruth: The first flowers of Spring, very neat. You will catch up real soon and all will be blooming.

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  14. These are much too gorgeous to be in with cowpies! How beautiful!

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  15. Beautiful flowers, and lovely photos, Ruth. What a lovely floral emblem for Manitoba.

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  16. I just love the color of these Crocus'. I didn't know they grew wild. Your header is gorgeous Ruth.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.
    B.

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  17. Those pictures brought back a lot of nice memories for me, Ruth! I was a crocus in my Kindergarten play and I remember being so excited as my parents watched me grow on the stage - haha! They are not as popular a spring flower as they once were - but sure are a wonderful spring flower!

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  18. Ruth this is amazing and I've never seen crocus growing wild before.

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