Wildflowers in Winter - A Winter Image

This is week two in Elizabeth Joy's plan to rise above the winter blues and to plant the blogosphere with wild flowers. I'm just getting my post in under the wire. Whew.

Today, during my lunch break, I took these pictures of Teasel. They grow along the edge of the creek that comes out of the mountains and cuts through the middle of town.

Many of you crafty people will recognize it as a popular addition to winter centerpieces and decor. I prefer to see teasel decorating the snowy walk, and providing a place for small birds to perch or hide.

The snow was melting today. Yesterday it provided fluffy white caps and coats on the frozen plants around the region.

I love teasel in any season.


To join in the fun, make tracks over to the Wildflowers in Winter wonderland. Enjoy!

Comments

ChrisB said…
Lovely photos. I'm really enjoying seeing all the wild flower photos.
mjd said…
I like teasel in any season too. I also like the picture of your teasel by the water. These teasel pods make a nice addition to fall and winter bouquets of fresh flowers.
Beccy said…
I love the contrast between the wintery snow and the plant on the blue water.
DesLily said…
love the closeup.. i never knew what they were called! lol..

we have yet to have any snow that sticks in New Jersey (*knocking wood while I say that!*)
nikki said…
So pretty. You really are a great photographer.
Kaycie said…
Gorgeous pictures. I come by just to see what you've photographed even if I don't always leave a message.
Love that second pic especially. Well done.
I especially love the first one because it looks like the Teasel dance and stretch toward the frozen bank. Like snow fairies.
PEA said…
I see those all over the place and never knew what they were called!! Now I know:-) Great pictures...especially love the one with the water in the background!! xox
Dirty Knees said…
To think teasels were brought to North America to comb wool and now they've escaped from the east all the way to the Cascades! I didn't know they were wildflowers out your way too. Nice shots.

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Sandy said…
My mom still has the "teasel tree" my sister made for Christmas 40 years ago! The gold spray paint is probably all that is holding it together, but maybe not.

Great photos.
Alison said…
Beautiful photos!!
katy said…
i learn so much from your blogs, as well as seeing so many beautiful photos.
janet said…
those are beautiful!
Bobbie said…
These are lovely photos, Pamela, and I love the idea of "Wildflowers in Winter."
Nan Ondra said…
Cool - you have teasel too! Such neat-looking plants, and lovely photos, Pamela.
Bobbi said…
OMG just beautiful!!!
Jenni said…
I took some photos of something similar the other day. We have lots of it growing around here. I wonder if it is the same thing. I've always thought it was just some sort of sticker plant. I don't remember any flowers. This spring and summer I'll be on the lookout. I have a ball of the little stickers on my hearth. They stick together just like velcro.
swampy said…
I love the photos BUT, is teasel those things I have to pull out of the dog's fur and my socks when we go hiking? IF so, you can have my teasel, too.
Masago said…
Enjoyed these. Thank you.
Jeanette said…
Hi Pamela, lovely Photo's of your wild flowers
Amanda said…
Beeeeeautiful mom!
I miss you and dad. Wish we were all closer.
sirdar said…
Very pretty winter pics. I see at least it isn't too cold there as there is water that isn't frozen.
BarnGoddess said…
the teasle photos are beautiful! I prefer them in their natural state too as to crafted in some home decor (which Ive been guilty of in the past)
Kylee said…
Pamela, thanks for visiting my blog! I love teasel, too, and remember my mom using them many times in arrangements. They grow abundantly here. Beautiful photos!
Shady Gardener said…
Very Creative photos. I wonder how the plant got its name. Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)
ellen b. said…
I love that name Teasel..
Your photographs are beautiful.
lisa's chaos said…
I kept wondering how you find flowers in winter and now I see. I am amzed at their beauty even thought sleeping. :)
Mert said…
Very pretty! I love how you described them as wearing caps and coats :D
Enjoyed the pictures too. It seems that you and your camera are developing a beautiful relationship.
Robocop said…
Nice pictures. My sinuses will never be the same.**LOL**
PAT said…
Beautiful photos, Pam. We're having snow, today, with measurable accumulation. Perhaps I'll wonder over toward the creek for a couple pictures! Snow on winter wildflowers is lovely!

Pat
PAT said…
oops, make that wander, not wonder...
Jettie said…
OOOOO how pretty are those!!!!
coloursofdawn said…
Those are beautiful photos, and I never new what that stuff was called before. Now I do. I especially like the second photo.
Robinella said…
I didn't know the name either, but I have some on my bedside table. Those are great!
Kila said…
What fun pictures. I like them very much! :)
Sabrina said…
Oh my, what beautiful photos!!!! It's amazing to me you live around such beauty all the time!!! Then I remember it's cold there and I sit back in my shorts and flip flops with a smug look on my face. . .

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