Perth Lade Wildflowers

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 Perth lade wildflowers
Perth lade wildflowers are still in bloom though few in number. For a change I stooped down and gathered a few of the yellow dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) to admire as a final farewell to the season.

 

Strolling further along the little meandering path I came across yellow Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)  growing in the hedgerow. Then I added some vertical interest from the masses of dry grass seed heads growing on the road side verge.

 

I looked down and realised that floral art was effortlessly appearing in my hand. It was so simple and so natural and beautiful.

 

 

Perth lade wildflowers

wildflowers from along Perth lade

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment ~ Georgia O’Keefe

Lesser Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) with it’s thistle like purple pink flowers was the perfect contrast of colour. Along with the dainty little yellow flowers and seed heads from the slender stems of the wall lettuce (Mycelis muralis).

wildflowers from along Perth lade
If dandelions were rare and fragile, people would knock themselves out to pay $14.95 a plant, raise them by hand in greenhouses, and form dandelion societies and all that. But, they are everywhere and don’t need us and kind of do what they please. So we call them weeds and murder them at every opportunity ~ Robert Fulgham.

The little posy was almost complete. Though I had to wait until I arrived at my garden gate to add the little touch of chartreuse foam from the sprigs  Lady’s Mantle flowers (Alchemilla mollis). And finally a little yellow Coneflower daisy (Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’).

wildflowers from along Perth lade

 

A flower is an educated weed. ~ Luther Burbank

Time was short and the light so poor. I took the little posy into the garden to photograph. I would cherish this memory over the dark days of winter.

wildflowers from along Perth lade
all photos taken on 13th October

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world. ~ Anonymous

 

 

 

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16 Responses

  1. What a lovely little bunch of flowers, the colours are wonderful.

  2. Rosie, your posy is charming, and very colorful for this time of year. This actually reminds me of an article I read recently on BBC News. I was encouraged to see that a number of botanic gardens are apparently running a competition for 11-19 year olds to design a garland for the 2012 olympics. The encouraging part was they are required to construct it only from native species, in the hopes it will help to teach the younger generation about native plants.

  3. Rosie, that is a very artistic composition from the wild. Have you submitted your entry to GGW-Fill the Frame. I know you have a lot of photos there which will qualify for that theme, you might get your 2nd gold this time. haha.

  4. I love the gold and purple colors together…so striking! Beautiful photos and arrangement!

  5. Glad someone else is a dandelion enthusiast. Ours have stopped flowering now but for much of the year they are one of my main flower-delights.

  6. Nice bouquet of flowers. I love picking wildflowers. They always seem to go together so perfectly.

  7. What a gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers Rosie. Much lovelier than a florist bouquet.

  8. Beautiful…just love that Knapweed…so vibrant!

  9. What a lovely way to spend a walk making a little arrangement as you go. Had a good google on Nipplewort – I'd never heard of it – friend to women, foe to farmers. It certainly makes a sweet addition to a posy.

  10. Your posy is so pretty. It must have been fun to gather the flowers and grasses to make it. You will be glad that you took pictures of it.

  11. Rosie, That is a lovely bouquet~I know that I won't easily forget it. So very lovely. gail

  12. What a delightful posy.

  13. I love that you used the posey for your inspiration — Beautiful colors and tones.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog — I appreciate it very much.

    Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

  14. I love that you used the posey for your inspiration — Beautiful colors and tones.

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog — I appreciate it very much.

    Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend.

  15. That last photo is so evocative of autumn somehow. Love it.

  16. Well I don't know much about wild flowers, but so artistically arranged and photographed. alistair

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