This is nothing like the amaryllis blooming to cheer up a winter day. Typically they will bloom around Christmas or New Years, or into January providing big, bright cheery blossoms that remind us that the flowers of summer are coming soon.
I was canoeing in the far North wilderness. We needed a break from paddling on a big, wild, remote lake. Ahead was a very small island of rock jutting out of the lake. When we landed, we found that the middle of the island was sunken and was one big blueberry bog full of blueberry plants. The vegetation was so thick that every inch was covered.
Among the plants was this lovely wild blue flower that was definitely not a blueberry flower. I don't know what it was, but it was beautiful. The picture as you see it, is larger than life size.
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These roses are not your typical roses with the curled petals like a sweetheart rose. These look like wild roses, however they were growing in a flower garden so they were planted there. The wild rose, with the spread petals like they are above, are precursors of the roses that we know and love in the flower shops.
This mushroom is over 16 inches in diameter. It was growing on a tree in the woods. I think that it is a type of oyster mushroom, but I am not sure. Super Mario would be jealous. This is the biggest mushroom that I have ever seen.
I just had to put a picture of this lonely elm tree here. Elms used to be everywhere across North America. Then came Dutch Elm Disease and the trees were decimated. They no longer grow to the majestic sizes that they once achieved and they are rare now. This lone survivor looks lonely on a country road.
I was in the mountains of the south of France and I came across this beetle happily munching away on the wild flowers that were growing there. This beetle had already consumed half of the flower. I was tempted to kill it, but I didn't. The flower in question looks a bit like a wild rose, but it appeared that the plant was a type of succulent bush.
It's not often that you come across an entire field of wild flowers. I did this summer. It was like a movie set or a fairy tale story in a book. The field was covered with white blossoms with yellow centers. It was beautiful and moving, and I didn't want to leave this happy place.
This was growing in the spring in the woods. I am not sure what it is, but I think that it is the flower that makes the poplar or birch seeds and cones. Whatever it is, it is quite beautiful. I need a tree expert to tell me what it is. It appeared before there were leaves on the tree. This is from a North American northern forest.