Can anyone name this flower? Yes, Fernanda has now identified the flower as “Lírio-das-areias”
A delicate wild flower growing in the sand
Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects
How can something so beautiful and delicate grow in such barren land? What life-lesson could we learn from this simple flower? Is less more?
Please share your thoughts…
This weeks WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is Path…
One afternoon in early March I was feeling decidedly listless. I wandered aimlessly round the house and garden looking for inspiration, but I was uninspired. Fortunately, I don’t experience many days like this as I am a “creative” person by nature and usually there are not enough hours in a day let alone waste them moping around feeling sorry for myself! However, on this particular day I felt homesick and missed the family. Not even my beloved computer could relieve my restless spirit!
Pathway to God's Garden
In desperation I decided the best idea was positive action! I would take my camera for a walk, escape the confines of the house and find peace and tranquillity in nature. My aim – to photograph wild flowers which I would then attempt to paint on my return home using watercolours or acrylics. I was not disappointed when arrived at the end of the path as I was rewarded by an amazing wild garden of flowers which I named “God’s Garden”
I studied the many delicate flowers such as the tiny yellow blooms which resembled daffodils growing in just grit at the edge of the cliff and wondered what they are.
These tiny yellow flowers reminded me of Daffodils
Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after several hours spent at one with nature, I returned home.
As I wandered indoors feeling totally rested and at peace with myself and the world I was immediately greeted by Mr Piglet who fired questions at me like rapid machine gun fire.
“Where on earth have you been?”
“You’ve been gone hours”
“What have we got for dinner?”
“What time’s dinner?”
“I’ve been worried about you”
“hmmm” I sighed…as I pondered “Yes, aliens abducted me and transported me to a magical place”
How do you overcome listess moments?
There are many beautiful unspoilt clifftop and country walks in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina on the West Coast of Portugal.
“Just” some of my favourite “path” photos by fellow bloggers
Walk A Mile In My Shoes
Bermuda Buttercup (Buttercup Oxalis)
The Bermuda buttercup is an invasive plant which although initially grown as an ornamental is now classed as an invasive “weed”. It is very difficult to eradicate as it propagates through underground bulbs. The Bermuda buttercup has unfortunately taken hold in our garden and along the coastal areas where we live. On a positive note it is popular with the bees plus its luminous yellow flowers make a bright and cheerful display. It certainly grows in abundance!
Bermuda buttercup showing leaves
Do you have a problem with the Bermuda buttercup in your garden?
Do you consider it a pretty weed or a pain in the butt?
Any ideas as to the best way to get rid of it please?
Are you taking part in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge? this week’s theme is “Abundance” Please let me know and I will share your link.
My “Blogging Buddies” photographs for “Abundance”
Will add more later
Why not take part in the “Weekly Photo Voting” and cast your vote for your favourite photo http://ryanfernandes.wordpress.com/category/weekly-photo-voting/
There are many beautiful wild flowers in Portugal. Unfortunately, I am still trying to identify them – can anyone help me, please?
What am I called?