Monday, July 5, 2010

The Devil Made Me Do It.....

My grandmother always called them
The Devil's Paintbrush

honestly

I did not know what they were
really called

until I was in my late 20's


of all the wildflowers out there
I think this is my favorite

Orange Hawkweed
stands on it's own

brilliant and more pretentious
than it's yellow cousins


I will pull the car over
to get a shot of these

and if the wind is blowing
a bit too hard
I will hold onto it
to "get the shot"



I am not sure why
these little beauties
draw me to them

I am not a big orange fan
although I do not hate the colour


maybe because in a world of
daisies and buttercups

they hold their own
but do not get nearly enough attention




I took this shot 3 years ago
and it is still one of my favorites


along with this one




Happy Monday!!


xo

7 comments:

Jan said...

Good morning, I love all the flower photos. I have an album full of the same. My husband just doesn't get it...he teases me endlessly as to why I need another picture of more flowers. The answer is, because it makes me happy...and so did this post!

Chez Zizi said...

Those look really cool, almost like cut paper flowers. I also like flowers that look different or unique. Have a great week.

Zizette
chezzizi.blogspot.com

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Never seen these before, goodness Lori, what a lesson for today.
We don't have those here......so envious of you and your Canadian wildflowers.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

We have a similar wildflower here called Indian Paintbrush. Has the loveliest orange colors!
Brenda

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Such beauty.

Fondly,
Glenda

this free bird said...

Lori - these are just beautiful. I bet they'd make the perfect little side arrangement to a plate of ebelskivers...you need that pan. It's lethal. :)

A Write Life said...

Those are lovely. I've never heard or seen them before that I know of. Love your post.