Monday, July 8, 2013

Wildflowers in July and Clover Blossom Vegan Soap

Red Clover Blossoms
July in Wisconsin

Summertime is finally here and I am enjoying temps in the upper 70s and 80s.  It's a pet peeve of mine that just when we're finally starting to thaw out from the long winter, the AC in stores is cranked up (or down) so that you need a sweater!

But in the wonderful outdoors, it's the perfect time of year to find wild red clover in NW Wisconsin.  Wildflowers abound, and if you scroll down, you'll see some of the many photos I took on Saturday's walk along our road. There is such variety. I'm talking about the 'weeds' in the ditches along a one-mile stretch! Just when I thought I'd taken enough photos, I'd spot another type of wildflower and had to take a photo of that one too. It does become an addiction, I think.

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And now, what you've all been waiting for!  (Wasn't that from Rocky and Bullwinkle? I heard Rocky's voice when I typed it.)

In the allium family, I suspect (3.5 inches in diam.) and daisies

Daisies, of course

According to TexWisGirl, this is 'Devil's Paintbrush'
which I'd always known as 'Indian Paintbrush.'

New little maples

Sweet Little Buttercup??

Morning Glory

Pink, Wild Rose

Speedwell or Treadwell (I think)



More Trefoil

White yarrow

If you know that I've got any of these identified incorrectly, please let me know in a comment. This was probably about 3/4 of the different wildflower species I photographed. There are more.


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Susie said...

I planted a morning glory this year and it's growing and climbing, but no blooms yet. I love all your pictures of the wild flowers.xoxo,Susie

Unknown said...

Lovely flower photos.. thanks for sharing!! As for the summer.. oh yes, it's definitely here. It was 115 last week... 108 this weekend. I'll take your 70 and 80's any day :)

Olive said...

I love wildflowers too. I want to plant some Queen Anne's Lace on my side lot.

Sandra said...

totally awesome flower pics. i love them all.. so beautiful

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your beautiful photos!!

Anonymous said...

I thoroughly enjoyed these sweet blossoms and your beautiful soap. Have a great Monday.

Donna said...

Such beautiful flower photos! That morning glory one grabbed my heart especially!

TexWisGirl said...

i MISS those clover blossoms AND the devil's paintbrush from wisconsin!!! thanks for sharing them with this homesick girl!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi and wow how pretty all those flowers look. Thanks for sharing.
Julie from

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely pictures! Love those wild roses.
We are a little more urban in this corner of the state. All we have is Queen Anne's Lace, Chicory, some little yellow things and a miniature version of Morning Glories.

Debra Hawkins said...

Beautiful photos! I am a summer girl. We lived in Texas for two years where there is no winter and now I am a bit of a softie when it comes to snow.

Diane said...

Pretty tour! Thanks!

Call Me PMc said...

Beautiful flowers! Beautiful pictures!

Terri D said...

So pretty, I can almost smell them! Love the daisies. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

NanaDiana said...

Gorgeous pictures and I LOVE Clover and Clover honey!!! xo Diana

Chatty Crone said...

I think you know the names of your beautiful flowers there. And if I could afford it I would keep my a/c low. sandie

Denise said...

lovely flowers.

hawknitr13 said...

i have photographed 'wildflowers' in the Colorado Rocky Mountains on our vacations... mostly 'weeds'! God made our 'weeds' beautiful in the eye of the beholder!!!
^)^ linda

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You are a girl after my own heart! Photos of wild flowers and weeds in the ditches can be beautiful. I have several that I need to post one of these days.

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Carla from The River said...

Love your photos! And I hear ya about the stores...good grief, remember the winter coat! :-)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your photos are really beautiful and wild flowers are often so under-rated. I love seeing them grow in a part of my garden that isn't "tamed" yet.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with Wildcrafting Wednesday!


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