Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Beautiful Prairie Crocus

I am pretty sure I post about these flowers every spring, but then they are our provincial emblem, they show up every spring and they are just plain pretty.

As you can see these flowers push up through the soil very early, before any other growth is around.


They have very short hairy stems, but a look inside one of these flowers reveals a special beauty.


Here those hairy stems really show up.


I was out with son Steve and granddaughter Kai. We are very careful not to pick any flowers or otherwise destroy them.They are a protected species. Kai thought those stems just felt so soft, so she gently felt them time and again.

I just take  pictures, but Steve gets real serious about this. Notice that the camera is on a tripod and he has an umbrella like gadget that actually has a soft light in it.Watch for my next blog post to see how this is used. The resulting photos are wonderful. To see some of his work check Steve's Photos. Here you will see Crocuses and other nature scenes as well.


One last look at these small spring flowers. By this time of year, May, they have all finished blooming and we wait for next spring to do it all over again.

Something To Think About:
Flowers are heavens masterpiece.

22 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Your son’s photos are gorgeous! You do well too though, Ruth.

Rose said...

Thank you for giving the link to your son's photos...think I am going to enjoy following him on Instagram.

Your crocus photos are beautiful...

happyone said...

Beautiful. I'm headed over to your son's blog right now.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Are these some kind of crocus? We have lots of them, but I never saw the hairy stems! And the insides are fabulous! Perhaps they are a relative of our crocus. I love how they poke up so early in the year.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs …
I will pop over to your sons blog now!

All the best Jan

Happytrails said...

Those flowers sure do have the hairy stems,bet the are very soft Steve looks like a very serious photographer and does great photos. Thanks for sharing...

Hootin' Anni said...

Exceptional photography work of Steve's. Beautiful flowers Ruth.

Sandra said...

I totally agree that flowers are Heavens Masterpiece. Your son has a LOT of masterpieces on his site. I saw the beautiful crocus there. could not click like since I don't do Instagram. he is a master photographer. but then with his parents how could he not be one? I love your photo of the hairy stems. Awesome!!! I have never seen them grow, only photos.

George said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful, unique flowers with us. I look forward to seeing Steve's photos, but yours are absolutely gorgeous as well.

Debby Ray said...

These are stunningly beautiful little flowers...love the fuzzy stems! Steve's photos are amazing! How wonderful it is that he is keeping the family photography legacy alive! Happy Mother's Day to you on Sunday!

E. said...

such a dedicated photography family ... u all are. fun talent to have. enjoy it!! ( ;
i sure do.

Rose L said...

Crocus, daffodils, irises and tulips in my yard! So colorful!

photowannabe said...

Oh how I love the spring-time flowers, especially the crocus and Daffodils.
How fun to go out and explore with your family. We love doing that too.
Our son Steve is a professional photographer and uses all the gizmos that go with it.

Shug said...

They are certainly cute little flowers....Kai is sure growing up. Seems like not long ago, she was a little thing running around. Spring time flowers sure make life great.

Debbie Harris said...

That photo close up of the hairy stems is awesome!!
I took a look at your son's work, he is quite talented, just like his mother. 😊

Thank you once again for sharing your beauty with us.

Have a beautiful Mother's Day ♡

Debbie said...

it is nice to have photography as a hobby, you can take it super serious or just have fun with it. i just have fun with it!! those crocus are beautiful, i love that soft shade of purple!! something to think about, i enjoyed that!!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I love this post for several reasons. First, the beautiful crocus photos. That second one is just amazing. Then, I knew Steve was into photography, but did not know he is a pro! I looked at his website ... Wow, his photography is top notch! I’ve added his website to my favorite photo sites. I did not know the Crocus is the Provincial Flower of Manitoba but now I can see why. Coincidentally, this morning I’m in one of my favorite places ... the beautiful city of Vancouver, BC. Endless photo ops here! Will share some on my blog when I get back home. Secret ... I love Vancouver more than Seattle! Have a great day and rest of the week! John

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots.

Sandi said...

Gorgeous!

Maria Rodrigues said...

Amazing flowers, great shots.
Maria
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CountryMum said...

Oh wow! How stunning!!

Laurel Wood said...

Oh the photos are so pretty. Your granddaughter is so sweet. I have a great niece named Kye. I hope you are enjoying warm temps this week.