Sunday, April 25, 2010
First Flower Of The Year
And what do I have for you today? It's not my usual animal post. I really like the animals, that's why I feature them so often. But sometimes there's something else that I stumble upon that's every bit as good as being chased by half a dozen raccoons. Today it's this flower.
But what kind of flower is it? This is the part where I usually string you along for a bit and then reveal the identity of my new find, but this time I have to say that I really don't know what this flower is. I'm getting pretty good with animals, but plants are another story altogether. But don't worry, I still have a story for you.
This is the first flower I've seen in the wild this year. Notice I didn't say wildflower. That's because I don't think this is a wildflower. I don't know why, but it just looks too domestic to me. Of course, I could be wrong you know. Some of you may recognize this one easily, but as I said, I'm not good with plants yet. If you know what it is, I'd be grateful for a positive I.D. though.
Now the reason I don't think it's a wildflower is because I saw these same flowers later that evening growing near the benches at another nature park, as if they were planted there by someone. Yes, I sometimes go to more than one in the same day. I'm addicted!
As for the identity of the animal I saw, the answer to that will come another day.
And that's my story on this rainy early morning after I finally got my electricity back. It woke me up just in time!